The Kids In Need Foundation, Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and Dollar General Corporation Host A School Supplies and Library Surprise Event Benefitting Houston’s Isaacs Elementary School

Dollar General Corporation, will provide 330 backpacks and 30 Thirty-One teacher totes filled with school supplies to Isaacs Elementary School students and teachers affected by Hurricane Harvey

MINNEAPOLIS – Oct. 18, 2017 – The Kids In Need Foundation (KINF) is honored to partner with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and Dollar General Corporation to present a special School Supplies and Library Surprise event benefitting Houston ISD’s Isaacs Elementary School on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 9:30 a.m. at Isaacs Elementary School (3830 Pickfair St., Houston, Texas 77026). Every student enrolled in the elementary school will be surprised with a backpack filled with school supplies.

The event, sponsored by Dollar General Corporation, will provide 330 backpacks and 30 Thirty-One teacher totes filled with school supplies to Isaacs Elementary School students and teachers affected by Hurricane Harvey. KINF is proud to fulfill and provide all 330 backpacks and teacher totes to help these students and teachers move forward following the devastating hurricane.

The Kids In Need Foundation ensures every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need. In their 20-year history, they have distributed nearly $800 million in supplies to children who would otherwise go without.

“We want to thank Dollar General for sponsoring this event and the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation for partnering with us,” said Dave Smith, executive director of The Kids In Need Foundation. “A natural disaster can have a tremendous impact on children. We are honored to help the students and teachers of Isaacs Elementary School begin the rebuilding process and get back into the classroom by providing them with the school supplies they so desperately need.”

“Ensuring that educators and children have access to resources essential for teaching and learning is vitally important, particularly at this great time of need in our city,” said Julie Baker Finck, president, Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation. “We are proud to be a partner with national organizations to help make this a reality for the many teachers and children who were impacted by the devastating storm through our My Home Library and other programs.”

“Recovering from a natural disaster can be daunting,” said Denine Torr, Dollar General’s senior director of community initiatives. “By providing school supplies and helping rebuild home libraries, Dollar General hopes to ease some of the stress of the recovery process and support students and teachers as they work to focus students’ educations.”

During the recovery period following a devastation, KINF’s Second Responder® program works with local authorities, schools and select sponsors to help communities, students and educators return to normal routines.

 

About The Kids In Need Foundation

The Kids In Need Foundation’s mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed in the classroom by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need. The Kids In Need Foundation, a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1995, has distributed more than $900 million in school supplies, directly benefiting 5.4 million students and nearly 200,000 teachers annually. For more information, visit KINF.org, and join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @KidsInNeed

About the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation

The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, co-chaired by Neil and Maria Bush, was established as a charitable organization focused on improving the quality of life for Houston residents through the power of literacy. The Foundation advocates for literacy as a fundamental right of everyone and a foundational skill towards success in life. It is founded on the belief held by Barbara Bush, former First Lady, “If you help a person to read, then their opportunities in life will be endless.” In 2013, the Bush Family created the Houston-based foundation separate from the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, a national foundation, in response to the need to deepen the awareness of and intensify services and support for the nation’s fourth largest and most diverse city – Houston. For more information, visit www.bushhoustonliteracy.org or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bushhoustonliteracy  on Twitter @bushhoustonlit and on Instagram @bushhoustonlit.

 

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 14,000 stores in 44 states as of August 19, 2017. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

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