Product donations made to Kids In Need Foundation are provided – free of charge – to teachers and students in underserved schools across the country. Through the help of our generous partners and corporate donors, each year we’re able to supply an estimated 5 million students with the tools they need to participate and succeed in the classroom and beyond, via the 205,000 teachers we support. With our National Network of Resource Centers and direct relationships with under-resourced schools, Kids In Need Foundation is the direct conduit to students and teachers nationwide.
Product Donation Guidelines
- Products must be new and K-12 appropriate.
- Products intended for use in the classroom must meet the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) guidelines.
- Kids In Need Foundation and its National Network of Resource Centers are not in a position to transport industrial products, chemicals, cleaning products larger than consumer size, or any items that require hazmat level shipping.
Core Supplies Needed
Together, we can make a proven difference in the education of under-resourced children. We actively seek donations year-round, which enables us to fill backpacks, provide Supply A Teacher boxes, and keep our shelves stocked inside our Resource Centers. With your donation, you are making a life-changing investment for equity in education.
We provide a seamless donation experience that allows us to get your product directly into under-resourced teachers and students nationwide.
- Notebooks (college and wide-ruled)
- Pencils (12-count packs)
- Washable Markers (10-pack Broad Tip, Classic Colors)
- Pencil Pouch
- Scissors (5-inch blunt tip)
- Crayons (24-count, Classic Colors)
- Folders (Laminated or Plastic)
- Glue Sticks
Individual Donations and Supply Drives
Kids In Need Foundation is grateful to accept donations of any size from your family or community. You can easily host a supply drive in person or online to support our mission and work together in the process. Learn more about our DIY supply drives.
Business Solutions and Partnerships
Kids In Need Foundation is appreciative of donations of any size from your business. We are proud to partner with companies and organizations of all sizes to empower teachers to teach and learners to learn.
Explore the many ways to support under-resourced teachers and students nationwide in collaboration with Kids In Need Foundation.