Kids In Need Foundation
Rating: 4.97 stars 181 reviews
Location: 3055 Kettering Blvd Ste 119 Dayton OH 45439 USA
Results: The Kids In Need Foundation has distributed more than $650 million in school supplies since its founding, directly benefiting 4.2 million students and 120,000 teachers annually, and has awarded more than $1.6 million in grants to teachers.
Target demographics: students and teachers
Direct beneficiaries per year: 4.2 million students and 120,000 teachers
Geographic areas served: USA
Programs: The mechanism for the distribution of school supplies is our growing network of Resource Centers. Each Center has the look and feel of a small store and teachers are allowed to 'shop' without spending a dime of their own money. There are 34 Resource Centers throughout the country that make up the National Network. The Teacher Grants program provides funds to teachers to conduct innovative classroom projects. School Ready Supplies provides backpacks filled with supplies to students who are not served by Resource Centers. Second Responder® provides free school supplies to students who have lost their possessions because of natural disasters.
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Kids in Need Foundation helped make my idea a reality! They made it possible for me to fun my 1st Grade Run Club with the first graders at my elementary school. With their help, I was able to help promote a healthy lifestyle and encourage a love of running with my students and the students in the other classes.
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I want to thank the Elmer's Tool Kit Grant as the funds/lesson provided a great way to introduce the concept of cultural myths and legends. We had a few English and Visual art teachers participate along with the students and they are now incorporating the integrated lesson into their curriculum. This unit provided a vehicle to explore many of our curriculum objectives and I appreciated the opportunity to include fibers into the art classroom.
The Kids In Need Foundation is a wonderful non-profit who enabled my Kindergarten class the ability to taste healthy foods for each letter of the alphabet. We were also able to create a book for each student called Eating the Alphabet!!
This non-profit is awesome. We were able to make a connection to the community with the sewing project they funded for my Kindergarten class. The children got a lot of fine motor practice with sewing project they funded. We were able to bring small heart to a local nursing home and share time with the residents. It also taught the students about giving back to others.
Kids in Need Foundation provided the means for my students to explore online newspaper writing by funding an iPad that they used for documenting school history and current school news. They recorded interviews, took photos, and wrote stories for our school paper. As a librarian in a school with limited technology funding, this iPad expanded the role of library aides from checking out books to online publishing, research, and advertising. Kids in Need made this possible.
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I want to express my appreciation for your generosity in support of my classroom. Your generous donation allowed me to purchase: notebooks; several packs of colored construction paper; crayons; markers; painting supplies and much more! The art supplies were used in my classroom throughout the year, to assist students from low-income households get needed school supplies.
Your assistance means so much to me, but even more to my wonderful students. Once again, thank you for your generous donations. My students were so excited to see their new supplies.
Ms. S. Marrero
Eberhart Elementary School
I teach in a low income area in Los Angeles. I teach 2nd grade... and I love it! However, teaching meaningful lessons and exciting topics can be difficult when funds are limited. Kids In Need Foundation has helped my students by supplementing our school budget for special hands-on projects that make learning fun and engaging! This year, my students had the opportunity to learn about ocean pollution and our waste management system all because of our close encounter with a real living being... hermit crabs. We welcomed hermit crabs as our class pets and learned how our trash can end up in their natural environment. We learned ways to reduce our trash and help our oceans stay clean. None of this would have been possible without the grant I received from Kids In Need Foundation. A big thank you from Mrs. Carrillo's class!
KINF has been a life saver to my students and I this year. They have afforded us the opportunity to be creative and to experience learning through the grant I received. My students are all from the inner city and their exposure to America are limited by the boundaries of their neighborhood. I enjoy the opportunity that KINF has afford to open the doors to a whole new environment through their funding. There is still much work to be done, but what a great avenue to a beginning.
I received a grant for my students to create abacuses. The project was great and very meaningful, as I made it a parent-child activity.
Kids in Need is wonderful! I have been awarded 2 grants to complete hands-on science and social studies projects with my Special Education students. It has provided me with the opportunity to purchase supplies that I would never have access to otherwise. In a low-income, high-minority school with access to little outside funding and no PTA or similar supports in place, Kids in Need is a lifesaver!