Twin Cities Kids In Need Resource Center

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Helping teachers and students in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and throughout the state of Minnesota

Providing students with the essential supplies to promote learning and excellence in the classroom.

Our Mission

The Twin Cities Kids In Need Resource Center (TCKINRC) provides students most in need with free school supplies that make it possible for them to fully participate in classroom learning. Operating as a free store for teachers serving eligible area schools, the TCKINRC provides much needed supplies to their students for learning and excelling in the classroom.

Our Vision

To see that every child, in every school, has the same advantage when walking into a classroom, and as a result, prospers and gains the confidence needed to succeed in life.

Our Programs

Twin Cities Kids In Need Resource Center works with schools facing high poverty rates in St. Paul and Minneapolis by providing eligible teachers a shopping visit at our free store. Through our Caring Tree program, we award grants to social services and other community-based agencies across the state to distribute backpacks and supplies to students in need. We could not operate without generous donations of product and financial contributions. We are proud to be a program of the Kids In Need Foundation, and partner with 33 other Resource Centers in the national network.