We needed t-shirts for more than 90 Kindergarten students to conclude a science unit about fabric. Kids In Need Foundation supplied us with grant money for the t-shirts and other supplies we needed to conduct our experiment.
The grant process was not difficult. They communicated regularly with grant recipients so we knew where we were what was happening. They sent the funds when they said they would.
Kids In Need Foundation funded a grant that allowed my school to build a community garden. The garden has given us many fresh and organic vegetables that the kids get to take home. They love it and we get to teach about eating healthy and growing your own food.
Teachers are always busy and truly only have a small amount of time to be able to write grants. I was very impressed with Kids in Need Foundation the process was simple to write the grant and I did not have to worry about the privacy of my students to post photographs.
I do wish that you were a fly in the room to witness the excitement of my students when I arrived on a Monday morning after purchased materials from your funding.
Many of my students live in a challenged environment making a diorama project at home is not a option for them. Many of my students have not been to a museum. Having the materials for Native American dioramas allowed my students to bring history to life. Having them engaged in their worked helped them to really truly learn and enjoy history.
Thank you Kids in Need Foundation for helping my students to experience this living history. It brought the history to life to disadvantaged children.
My name is Joseph Calvarino. I am a woodshop teacher that works in a self-contained special education school located in the Bronx NY. All of the students I teach have disabilities that range from autism to emotional disturbance and learning disabilities. All of the students are underprivileged .
Thanks to a generous donation I was able to build a grandfather clock with the students. We not only did a ton of research but also had hands on project based activities that got the kids excited and motivated them to push forward .
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I simply love Kids In Need Foundation! They have helped to bring to life several projects for my classroom. Without their continuous support my students would not have exposure to several bright and engaging ideas. One in particular was Carnival Math. My 5th grade students enjoyed creating math problems using fractions and decimals to show how much each item cost. They were able to chaperone and explain it to the Pre-K students who attended our classroom carnival. It was enjoyable for all because learning was going on and treats and prizes were given out. This collaboration across the grade levels left a memorable experience to all of the student participant. Without the funding from KINF my students nor the Pre-K students would have had the exposure and the benefit of experiencing this project. Thank you so much!!!
I am elated to have received this grant in order to help my students engage in math. Because of this grant my students will participate in a classroom carnival filled with math activities, problems and prizes. This will make the learning fun for my students and they are more likely to retain the information that is being learned. On my own, I would not be able to fund this idea, but I am grateful for the Kids in Need Foundation for alloting money to incorporate exciting ideas into the classroom.
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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.
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.