Programs - Kids in Need Foundation

The Kids In Need Foundation operates four key programs to help facilitate our efforts so that all students have access to quality school supplies to learn and succeed. We support more than 6 million kids and nearly 200,000 teachers across the country annually through these initiatives.

We partner with 43 locations across the country to help distribute much needed school supplies to kids who would otherwise go without.

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The Second Responder® program is dedicated to providing school supplies to students affected by natural disasters. We work with local authorities, schools, and select sponsors to provide school supplies to help students return to normal routines.

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Through community sponsorships, our School Ready Supplies program can provide pre-assembled backpacks filled with essential school supplies or deliver bulk supplies to host backpack building events.

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Our program (formerly Teacher Supply Boxes) provides two boxes containing roughly $500 in the most essential school supplies — from notebooks and markers to pens and glue – to teachers at schools with high need. Teachers apply annually and donors can fund throughout the school year.

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When families struggle financially, school supplies just can't be a priority. In 2018, we directly supported more than 6 million students with new supplies.

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    COVID-19 and how you can help

    The needs of the students we serve haven’t disappeared because their schools have closed, in fact, they’ve gotten more severe. Right now, millions of children across the U.S. are lacking the basic tools they need to continue their education at home.

    Join us today, and your contribution will help supply and ship the most crucial distance learning items out to our students. No one should be left behind when it comes to their education.