The Kids In Need Foundation Second Responder® Program To Receive Portion of Proceeds Raised at TIDAL X: Brooklyn Benefit Concert - Kids in Need Foundation

The Kids In Need Foundation Second Responder® Program To Receive Portion of Proceeds Raised at TIDAL X: Brooklyn Benefit Concert

KINF will use funds to support students and teachers impacted by recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida

MINNEAPOLIS – Oct. 5, 2017 –The Kids In Need Foundation (KINF) Second Responder® program announces today that it has been selected as a benefactor of the TIDAL X: Brooklyn Benefit Concert, to be held at the Barclays Center on October 17, 2017. KINF’s Second Responder® program provides much-needed school supplies to students following natural disasters. KINF will use the funds to support students and teachers impacted by the recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida.

“We are incredibly honored to be included at this year’s TIDAL X: Brooklyn Benefit Concert,” said Dave Smith, executive director of The Kids In Need Foundation. “A natural disaster can have a tremendous impact on kids. Through our Second Responder® program, we are helping students and teachers get back into the classroom, by providing them with the school supplies they so desperately need. Returning to school means regaining a sense of normalcy, and Items including notebooks, pencils, crayons, and markers can take on tremendous significance to a child.”

During the recovery period following a natural disaster, KINF’s Second Responder® program works with local authorities, schools and select sponsors to help communities, students and educators return to normal routines.

KINF provides school supplies directly to impacted students, has assisted countless devastated schools, and launched a new program to provide teacher totes to help impacted teachers with supplies.

Artists at this year’s TIDAL X show include JAY-Z, Jennifer Lopez, DJ Khaled, Kaskade, Chris Brown, Cardi B, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Daddy Yankee, Yo Gotti, A$AP Ferg, Vic Mensa, Fifth Harmony, Joey Bada$$, Willow Smith, Belly, Iggy Azalea, and others. The show will be hosted by hosted by Angie Martinez with special appearances by Rosie Perez and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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 more than $900 million in school supplies, directly benefiting 5.4 million students and nearly 200,000 teachers annually. For more information, visit, and join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @KidsInNeed


TIDAL is a global, experiential, entertainment platform built for fans, directly from artists around the world. TIDAL members enjoy exclusively curated content that directly connect artists with their fans in multiple ways. The service offers high-fidelity, CD sound quality music, high resolution video, an opportunity to discover new artists via TIDAL Rising and unique experiences via TIDAL X. TIDAL is available in more than 52 countries, with more than a 51 million song catalog and 191,000 high quality videos.

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