Kids In Need Foundation Teacher Resource Center

We're working to build a world where every child, in every school, has the same advantage when walking into a classroom.

Kids In Need Foundation (KINF) operates its flagship teacher resource center in Roseville, MN. Our resource center provides educators at eligible schools with critical supplies, at ZERO cost to them, to empower teaching and educational success.

Currently, Kids In Need Foundation Teacher Resource Center currently offers in-store shopping, by appointment only. In-store shopping, which complies with CDC healthy and safety guidelines, teachers will have 60 minutes to go through the store and choose from a full array of products. Upon arrival, KINF team members will explain the shopping process and be available to answer any questions. For curbside pick-up, teachers will receive a pre-determined list of supplies (communicated during the sign-up process).

Who qualifies to shop?

Teachers are eligible to receive free school supplies from Kids In Need Foundation Teacher Resource Center if they teach in a Minnesota school where 50% or more of the student population is enrolled in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

Our Resource Center currently serves Minnesota teachers located within the Twin Cities area at our location in Roseville. Through offering an in-store shopping experience, we are able to ensure product makes its way into the hands of under-resourced teachers and students who need them most.

Have a question or looking to schedule a time to shop?

Reach out to us at educators@kinf.org.

Looking to Volunteer at the Minnesota Resource Center?

Please email us at volunteering@kinf.org!

Donation Opportunities: 

We are happy to accept new/unused items for our KINF Teacher Resource Center. The most highly-requested items include:

  • Headphones (#1-teacher requested item!)
  • Kleenex/tissues
  • Feminine hygiene products (pads and tampons)
  • Handheld/portable whiteboards (for students to use at their desk)
  • Sticky notes
  • Packaged pens
  • Erasers
  • Highlighters
  • Glue sticks
  • Notebooks (standard wired and composition)
  • Crayons

Drop-off times: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or email us at educators@kinf.org to arrange a specific drop-off time. 

In-Store Shopping Hours

Status: We are closed for summer break!

Enjoy the summer, teachers!

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Lisa Haider
Lisa Haider

The school supplies they provide for teachers are life changing for students. It really makes a difference daily to be able to give pencils and other supplies to students so they can complete their work with pride! Thank you so much!

Lane Powell
Lane Powell

The importance of the work being done by this organization cannot be overstated. The staff is extremely committed and knowledgeable. Well done!

Erin King
Erin King

Kids in Need Minnesota is a fantastic resource for teachers, students, and our community! Super fun volunteer experience! Love the work they do!

Elizabeth Gower
Elizabeth Gower

Very helpful place that provides free supplies to bring to your classroom. I was running low on pencils and crayons so it was super nice to be able to go!