Twin Cities Kids In Need Resource Center Relocates to Roseville, Minn.
Center move focused on future growth and prospect to serve more teachers and students
ROSEVILLE, MINN. – February 11, 2015 – The Kids In Need Foundation (KINF), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free school supplies to economically disadvantaged school children and under-funded teachers, announces the Twin Cities Kids In Need Resource Center has relocated to Roseville, Minn.
The move from its previous location in Minneapolis makes it more accessible to teachers in outlying regions, accommodating plans for growth and the expansion of services. The Twin Cities Resource Center is an affiliate of the Kids In Need National Network of Resource Centers, 34 facilities across the country where teachers from low-income schools go to obtain free school supplies for their students. KINF’s Minnesota corporate offices are also located at the Roseville facility.
The Resource Center, which opened in 1999, will continue to serve teachers from St. Paul and Minneapolis schools. Five thousand teachers from more than 100 schools, which meet the criteria that at least 70 percent of their students are enrolled in the federal free or reduced lunch program, are eligible to shop at the Center. There is no charge to the schools, the teachers, or the students for the supplies, which are donated by manufacturers, retailers, and individuals. In 2014, teachers with access to the free school supplies helped nearly 50,000 students in need.
For more information, please visit www.tckinrc.org, or call 612-465-0135.
About the Kids In Need Foundation
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. Its National Network of Resource Centers includes 34 facilities where teachers from low-income schools go to obtain free school supplies for their students. School supply giveaways in communities not served by Resource Centers are accommodated through the School Ready Supplies program, and students who have gone through natural disasters are helped to get back to their normal routines with new backpacks and supplies through the Second Responder program. In addition, Teacher Grant programs award preK-12 educators with funding to provide innovative learning experiences for students. The Kids In Need Foundation has distributed more than $668 million in school supplies since its founding, directly benefiting 4.2 million students and more than 120,000 teachers annually, and has awarded $1.6 million in grants to teachers. Kids In Need has earned the Gold GuideStar Exchange Seal, demonstrating its commitment to transparency, and has been given a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, indicating that it operates in a fiscally responsible way and outperforms most other charities in America. For more information, visit www.kinf.org.