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Kids In Need Resource Center Affiliate Program

The Kids In Need National Network of Resource Centers are located throughout the country and provide free school supplies to needy children. They operate in a retail environment and offer teachers the opportunity to “shop” for their students’ basic school supply needs.

Kids In Need Affiliates:

Applications submitted for consideration must meet certain criteria.

Are you interested in becoming a Kids In Need Affiliate?

Please review the following questions:

  1. Are you a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit?
  2. Has your teacher free store been in operation for at least 1 year?
  3. Are you able to show financial viability and sustainability?
  4. Does your teacher free store serve schools in which at least 70 percent of the student body is eligible for the federal free and reduced lunch program?
  5. Do teachers shop free of charge?
  6. Does your teacher free store have substantial community support?

If you answered yes to these questions, please apply for Affiliate Status.

If you are interested in applying for Affiliate Status but have been open for less than one year, you can apply for Junior Affiliate status. The Junior Affiliate status is for teacher free stores interested in becoming Affiliates but are still growing in some key areas of operation. Junior Affiliates will receive hands-on mentoring, assistance, and learning opportunities through Kids In Need and the Affiliate Network for a period of two years. If you answered yes to these questions, please apply for Junior Affiliate Status.

Application Timeline

Applications are accepted year round, but evaluated only once per year. Application and all materials must be submitted by August 1st for consideration in the fall.

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