It's more than just a backpack.

The Stark Reality of Education in America

95% of respondents said access to free supplies is critical or very important to creating a more equal learning environment for their students

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A Texas study shows that an average of just three missed days across the student body equals $34 million of lost funding
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What We Do

Your donations fund these programs, designed to equip teachers, schools, and students with the resources they need to succeed.

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Supply A Teacher

Provides underserved teachers with a semester’s worth of essential school supplies for their class of students. Fund a teacher, school, or entire school district with critically needed items.

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Supply A Student

Provides a backpack filled with school supplies to a student in need. While individuals can provide support for students, this program empowers groups and companies to come together to host backpack builds, fundraise to adopt a school in need, or provide company match programs.

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Second Responder®

Provides supplies to teachers and students affected by natural disasters. KINF works with local authorities, schools, and sponsors to help students return to their routines with the tools they need to continue their education.

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National Network of Resource Centers

Connects 42 partners across the country to help distribute much-needed school supplies to schools with high percentages of students enrolled in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

What We've Been Up To

Check out the latest news from our partners, National Network of Resource Centers, and events.

Kids In Need Foundation hosts Champions For Education event on Wednesday, Jan. 27

Minneapolis, Minn. (Jan. 20, 2021) – Kids In Need Foundation (KINF), a national nonprofit that believes every child in America deserves equal access to a quality education, will host its inaugural Champions For Education event on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 5:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. CT. The event is free and open to the public. More…

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Supply donation helps the Graham School bridge the ‘homework gap’

Original post: by: Catherine Ross Posted: Jan 22, 2021 / 12:31 PM EST / Updated: Jan 22, 2021 / 12:31 PM EST   COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Over the course of ten months, staff and students at the Graham School have pivoted their routines to an entirely remote learning model. “I’d kind of describe it as a roller coaster…

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