Kids In Need Foundation

Rating: 4.97 stars   180 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: 3055 Kettering Blvd Ste 119 Dayton OH 45439 USA

Mission: The Kids In Need Foundation is a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1995. The Foundation’s mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need. The Kids in Need National Network of Resource Centers includes 34 facilities that allow teachers from low-income schools to obtain free school supplies for their students. The national sponsor of the Kids In Need Network is Target, a long time supporter of the Kids In Need Foundation. In addition, Kids In Need Teacher Grants provide preK-12 educators with funding to provide innovative learning opportunities for students. Our School Ready Supplies program distributes backpacks filled with supplies in communities not served by Resource Centers. The Second Responder® program provides free backpacks filled with school supplies to students affected by natural disasters. 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. The Kids In Need Foundation has received Charity Navigator’s highest four-star rating for three consecutive years, indicating that it executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way and outperforms most other charities in America. For more information, visit www.kinf.org. Follow Kids In Need on Twitter, http://twitter.com/kidsinneed
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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EIN 31-1437587
937-296-1230
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a firm believer that people needs tools to succeed, especially children. Crafts and school supplies are so important in creative development. It is so terribly sad to think of children not having supplies to learn and make fun crafts. I found this organization through one of my clients Artskills who also donates to Kids In Need. I am happy to make a difference supporting a well run foundation!

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Kids in need is a great program! Not only did it save me noney, but it was easy to apply for the grant. I applaud the simplicity of the process.

In addition, students who could not affod to buy the supplies needed were funded. Our school, administration, and parents are most grateful. Thanks for all you do.

Jim Forte'
Resurrection School
1740 Iliff Ave.
Cinti., OH. 45205

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