The Kids In Need Foundation Partners with Meijer to Host Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway - Kids in Need Foundation

The Kids In Need Foundation Partners with Meijer to Host Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway

The Kids In Need Foundation (KINF), a national non-profit dedicated to providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need, will host a back-to-school backpack giveaway event benefitting students attending Milwaukee Public Schools in Milwaukee Wis. on September 18.

MINNEAPOLIS –September 17, 2018 – The Kids In Need Foundation (KINF), a national non-profit dedicated to providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need, will host a back-to-school backpack giveaway event benefitting students attending Milwaukee Public Schools in Milwaukee Wis. on September 18. The event, sponsored by Meijer, will be held at 9 a.m. at Benjamin Franklin School (2306 W. Nash Street, Milwaukee, Wis. 53206).

During the event, approximately 400 backpacks filled with essential school supplies such as notebooks, pencils, glue sticks, pens and more will be distributed to students attending Benjamin Franklin School. An additional 2,100 backpacks will be given to other deserving elementary schools selected by the Milwaukee Public Schools district.

“This backpack donation would not be possible without the generous donation of Meijer, ACCO, BIC, Newell Brands and Top Flight,” said Renay Dossman, executive director of The Kids In Need Foundation. “We’re grateful that we could partner together to provide students with the supplies they need to feel confident and excited about learning.”

“We are so grateful for the outpouring of support from our partners in the community,” said MPS Interim Superintendent Dr. Keith Posley. “These are the tools our students need to do the important work of learning. They feel prepared and ready to participate when they have the supplies they need to succeed.”

The Kids In Need Foundation has provided more than $1 Billion in free school supplies to students most in need, nationwide.

“We know that when students have the supplies they need to learn, their attendance improves, their engagement in the classroom improves, and their attendance rates go up, “ said Dave Smith, co-chair, Kids In Need Foundation. “We believe that School Supplies Change Lives, and we are pleased to be here in Milwaukee supporting these very deserving students today.”

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 $1 Billion in school supplies since the Foundation’s inception; and benefited 6.2 million students and more than 200,000 teachers in 2017. For more information, visit KINF.org, and join us on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram: @KidsInNeed.

About Meijer

Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates more than 240 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. A privately-owned and family-operated company since 1934, Meijer pioneered the “one-stop shopping” concept and has evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, pet departments, garden centers, toys and electronics. For additional information on Meijer, please visit www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.

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