What We Believe
We believe every child in America should have equal opportunity and access to a quality education.
To achieve this, we partner with teachers and students in under-resourced schools to provide the support needed for teachers to teach and learners to learn. We know that when teachers are able to focus on teaching, rather than resourcing, education wins.
Through our signature programs and network of 42 well-established resource centers across the country, we have provided over $1 billion in product over the last 25 years. In fact, each year we provide over $100 million in resources, and last year we served over 5 million students and over 200,000 teachers.
And we’re not done yet.
Learn more about the ways Kids In Need is narrowing the opportunity gap in America’s underserved communities. Check out our 2019 Impact Report.
What We Do
Your donations fund these programs, designed to equip teachers, schools, and students with the resources they need to succeed.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Who We Are
Susan Fulginiti, Chair, Georgia-Pacific
Dawn Southgate, Vice Chair, Yoobi
Guy Rau, Treasurer, Waterford Bank, N.A.
Nick Endsley, Secretary, Sebaly, Shillito, + Dyer
David Katz, Immediate Past Chair, CBS Interactive
William Briggs, Deloitte
Peter Fahrenkopf, Shurtape Technologies
Eric Jackel, BIC Consumer Products USA
Jeff Keohane, Newell Brands
Corey Gordon, CEO
Pete Tack, Sr. Manager, Client Services, firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications & PR
Lindsey Mitchell, Sr. Manager, Communications & Campaign Mgmt., email@example.com
- Jennifer Lehman, Sr. Dir. of Development & Corporate Partnerships (East), firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kris Cohn, Sr. Dir. of Development & Corporate Partnerships (South), email@example.com
- Paul Wilson, Sr. Dir. of Development & Corporate Partnerships (West), firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jeff Dahlman, Dir.of Development & Corporate Partnerships (Midwest), email@example.com
Becky Shaw, Director of Accounting, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stefanie Haglund, Director of Human Resources & Volunteer Engagement, email@example.com
Suzanne Werdann, VP, Cause Marketing and Partnership Strategies, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michaela Becker, Director of Marketing & Brand Experience, email@example.com
Gina Palmer, Director of National Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org
Operations & Logistics
Matt Eckardt, Sr. Manager, Logistics, email@example.com
Jed Anderson, Director of Technology, firstname.lastname@example.org