- Kids in Need Foundation Program applications are now open!

Welcome to the information page for the Kids In Need Foundation program, offering successful applicants with two large Classroom Supply Boxes – enough core school supplies to last an entire classroom for at least one semester.

Our annual application window is now open! From July 15 through August 15, 2019, we are accepting applications for classrooms across the United States.

Did you apply for Classroom Supply Boxes in 2018?

If you currently have a classroom page listed on, you may not need to fill out an application this year. You will need to verify that your information has not changed and also update your online profile with a cover photo and profile picture. If any of your personal or classroom information has changed, you will need to click on the link above and complete a new application to be considered for the 2019/2020 school year.

For step by step instructions on how to log into your teacher profile to verify your information and to upload your pictures, click here.

How it works

Kids In Need Foundation serves classrooms located in some of the most economically challenged communities in our county, where new school supplies are luxuries families often can’t afford.

Each year we receive more and more deserving applicants and so, to keep up with the need for classroom supplies, we’ve expanded and taken the program online where donors can supply classrooms not just during back-to-school, but all school year long!

Through the website, we empower donors to locate and directly support classrooms that are meaningful to them. Ready to find and help a classroom in need? Click here to see all available classrooms!

Are you a teacher looking for direct support from Kids In Need Foundation?

Our program was designed for you to showcase your classroom and the impact that free supplies will have on your students, your ability to teach, and the success of everyone involved in the lives of your learners. Each summer, teachers from across the country can submit a personal statement and share how the classroom supplies will impact their students.

Through the generous contributions of our sponsors, KINF is able to fully supply hundreds of classrooms at the start of each school year. Then, KINF takes the additional qualifying applications and shares this information on where local donors can search for a specific teacher, a city or state, school district and find classrooms in a community in need of support. Donors can fund all or a portion of the school supplies, called Classroom Supply Boxes, or even fund multiple schools within a district.

When you give a Classroom Supply Box, you’re giving hope!

Does your classroom need free supplies?

The on program focuses on our core mission of providing essential school supplies to the classrooms of children most in need.  If you teach in a school where the rate of free and reduced lunch is 70% or higher, please apply using the link above!  Successful applicants will receive TWO large Classroom Supply Boxes containing pencils, pencil pouches, folders, notebooks, sharpeners, erasers, rulers, and pens. Additional items are included based on grade level, such as crayons and markers for younger grades, and loose-leaf paper and colored pencils for older.


Check out our FAQ page for answers to common questions. If you are interested in making a sponsorship-level donation, please email Pete Tack, Development Director, and Program Director of or Contact Us here.

Thank you to our generous partners!

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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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