New teacher supply box program

Selected teachers will receive $500 worth of classroom supplies for the 2017-2018 school year

MINNEAPOLIS – July 13, 2017 –As back-to-school season approaches, The Kids In Need Foundation (KINF) announces a new Teacher Supply Box Program focused on providing essential school supplies to the classrooms of children most in need. The application will award selected teachers across the U.S. with approximately $500 worth of school supplies, such as notebooks, pencils, markers, glue and more.

“Recently, we surveyed 10,000 teachers and 73 percent said that access to free school supplies created a more equal learning environment,” said Dave Smith, executive director of The Kids In Need Foundation. “When a student has their own school supplies, it enables a new level of confidence and success in the classroom.”

In order to be eligible for the Teacher Supply Box, applicants must teach at a school where 70 percent or more children receive free or reduced-price lunches. In addition, applicants must provide a short written statement explaining how the school supplies will positively impact the classroom and students. Please use the following link to begin the application process:

The submission period will begin on July 13, 2017 and end on August 14, 2017. The Kids In Need Foundation will evaluate submissions on a rolling basis and notify all applicants of the results in October. Supplies will be shipped by the end of October.

The Kids In Need Foundation Teacher Supply Box is made possible through generous sponsors: Jo­Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, ArtSkills, American College of Education, and Georgia-Pacific.

Teachers can visit to learn more about ways the Kids In Need Foundation can help their students.

About Kids In Need Foundation

The Kids In Need 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 Foundation, a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1995, has distributed nearly $800 million in school supplies, directly benefiting 5.4 million students and more than 150,000 teachers last year. For more information, visit, and join us on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram: @KidsInNeed

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