Time to set down the sunscreen and pick up those pencils—school is back in session. While some students have already gathered supplies for their first day, many others still need basic items to make their year successful.
To help, the Kids In Need Foundation is partnering with Uber and Yoobi for the launch of UberSCHOOL. On Friday, August 19, request a free Uber to your location to collect school supply donations. All items collected in the Twin Cities will be delivered to the Twin Cities Kids In Need Resource Center in the Kids In Need Foundation National Network, and distributed to students in the area.
This week, coordinate your office, organization, or group to host a back-to-school drive and collect new or unopened school supplies.
For every UberSCHOOL pickup, Yoobi will double your impact by donating a Yoobi item to a classroom in need.
How it works
Open your Uber app this Friday, August 19 between 11am-2pm
Select “SCHOOL” from the bottom slider
Request a vehicle to pick up your donations
Friday is a few days away, but we’re here to remind you when it’s time to donate.
The most important items to collect are pencils, washable markers, spiral notebooks, composition notebooks, 2-pocket folders, crayons, colored pencils, and glue sticks.
Don’t just go back to school, give back to school
About the 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 4.8 million students and more than 150,000 teachers annually. For more information, visit KINF.org, and join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @KidsInNeed
Yoobi is based on a bright, yet simple idea: colorful, vibrant supplies for school, home or office that give back — For every Yoobi item you purchase, a Yoobi item is donated to a classroom in need, right here in the U.S. One for you, one for me. It’s that simple.