May 2021 Charity of the Month

In partnership with the Minnesota Wild, we are the sponsor of the Minnesota Wild Charity of the Month Program. Throughout the NHL season, we feature a new charity each month. This months selected charity is Kids in Need Foundation!

Community Programs

Kids In Need Foundation (KINF), a nonprofit organization that believes every child in America deserves equal opportunity and access to a quality education, provides the support and tools needed for teachers to teach and learners to learn. By providing essential school supplies, distance learning resources, and other classroom items in high demand, KINF partners with teachers in underserved schools to ensure students are prepared to learn in the classroom. In 2020, through its programs and National Network of Resource Centers, comprised of more than 40 mission-driven organizations nationwide, KINF served an estimated 5 million students, 205,000 teachers, and provided over $70 million in product at no cost to schools or teachers. 

About KINF

Kids In Need Foundation believes every child in America should have equal opportunity and access to a quality education. What is unequivocally true: education is the gateway to empowering students to reach their full potential. Since 1995, Kids In Need Foundation (KINF) has provided the school supplies and learning resources needed to level the playing field, the only national nonprofit to focus its efforts on the country’s most underserved schools, those with an enrollment of 70% or more participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

KINF strategically mobilizes its efforts and resources through its foundational programs–Supply A Teacher, Supply A Student, and Second Responder–and its National Network of Resource Centers, comprised of more than 40 mission-driven organizations across the country. In 2020, through its programs and Network, KINF served an estimated 5 million students, 205,000 teachers, and provide over $70 million in product at no cost to schools or teachers.

Kids In Need Foundation Believes:

QUALITY EDUCATION

is essential for students to achieve their full potential. All children deserve equal access to quality education, regardless of circumstances.

CONSISTENT ATTENDANCE

improves student graduation rates and encourages students to participate in their education. School supplies help kids feel prepared and motivated to attend school regularly.

HUMAN DIGNITY

empowers students and teachers to own and shape their futures. School supplies and resources represent belonging and ownership–of both a student’s education and a teacher’s career

Volunteer Opportunities

There are a variety of ways you can help whether you are a student looking for community service hours, an individual with extra time on your hands, or an organization wanting to work together to foster teamwork. Gather your friends, family, or co-workers to empower teachers to teach and learners to learn.

KINF regularly hosts private volunteer groups and can customize your and your group’s experience based on your interests and abilities, and for a variety of ages.

    • Supply A Student Backpack builds
    • Supply A Teacher Box builds
    • Special Projects
    • Custom School Supplies Product Builds
    • Store Restocking
    • Teacher Shopping
    • Prepare and Organize Inventory
    • Become a Kids Helping Kids Ambassador

Ready to volunteer!? Please email Kids In Need Foundation at volunteering@kinf.org.

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