We are looking for off-site volunteers to knit or crochet hats, scarves, mittens, and blankets for pre-k through 12th grade students. This opportunity is ongoing as the need for teachers to provide winter gear for their students is great. There are no restrictions on sizes, colors, patterns, or styles - teachers can use them all!
Kids In Need Minnesota distributes free school supplies to students at schools with 70% or more of their students participating in the free and reduced lunch program. Many students come to school without the tools for learning and unfortunately, also without winter hats, scarves, or mittens. We cannot keep them on our shelves and are currently looking for individuals or groups to help us out.
Completed projects can be dropped off or shipped to the following address:
Kids In Need Foundation Attention: Dale Walton 2719 Patton Road Roseville, MN 55113
By partnering with teachers and students in under-resourced schools, the Kids In Need Foundation provides the support needed for teachers to teach and learners to learn. The Kids In Need Foundation Resource Center, formally known as Kids In Need Minnesota, operates as a free store for eligible teachers serving at area schools where at least 70% of students are enrolled in the federal free or reduced lunch program.
The Kids In Need Foundation provides needed supplies to both teachers and students. In our 25 years, we have distributed more than $1 billion in supplies to kids who would otherwise go without.
Students: When families can barely afford rent and groceries, school supplies just can’t be a priority. Students receive supplies from the Kids In Need Foundation via school distribution events through our School Ready Supplies program and, for those affected by natural disasters, our Second Responder(r) program.
Teachers: On average, teachers spend $564 per year from their own pockets on school supplies for their classrooms. Teachers can receive supplies from the Kids In Need Foundation via one of our 43 Teacher Resource Centers across the country or by applying for a classroom supply Boxes through our SupplyATeacher.org program.