KINF Supports Flint, Michigan Community; Provides Students with New School Supplies - Kids in Need Foundation

KINF Supports Flint, Michigan Community; Provides Students with New School Supplies

MINNEAPOLIS – The Kids In Need Foundation (KINF) announces today that students in the Flint, Michigan public school system will head back to school this fall with new supplies. With a mission to provide free school supplies nationally to low-income students, The Kids In Need Foundation will provide 5,500 backpacks filled with essential school supplies […]

MINNEAPOLIS – The Kids In Need Foundation (KINF) announces today that students in the Flint, Michigan public school system will head back to school this fall with new supplies. With a mission to provide free school supplies nationally to low-income students, The Kids In Need Foundation will provide 5,500 backpacks filled with essential school supplies to every single child (pre-K through Grade 12) in the Flint Community Schools district. The Foundation has partnered with The Marshall Mathers Foundation, to ensure every child in the district receives this gift. Through this donation, KINF aims to alleviate the hardship many local Flint families still face due to the water crisis.

“We’ve spoken with teachers and community leaders in Flint, and the water crisis continues to be a source of financial stress for many families,” said Dave Smith, executive director of The Kids in Need Foundation. “By providing backpacks and supplies to every student in the district, and working with Eminem on awareness of the needs here in Flint, it is our hope that inner-city students can come to school ready to learn and start a new year with their best foot forward.”

Students at Freeman Elementary in Flint will receive their free backpacks at a Kids In Need Foundation donation event on Tuesday, August 30 at 9:30 a.m. The year-round students will each be handed a backpack filled with markers, pencils, glue and more. The event serves as a symbolic gesture for the larger school supply donation.

“Having access to supplies is crucial to a positive start to the school year,” said Bilal Tawwab, Flint Community Schools Superintendent. “We are grateful to The Kids In Need Foundation for their generous donation supporting the children we are privileged to serve.”

For more information about how KINF is helping Flint students, visit http://www.KINF.org/flint

 

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