Kids In Need Foundation and Business Supply Announce Unlimited School Supply Donation Program; Business Supply to Donate School Supplies for Every Website Transaction

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Business Supply to Donate School Supplies for Every Website Transaction

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The Kids In Need Foundation, a national, non-profit organization dedicated to providing free school supplies to economically disadvantaged school children and under-funded teachers, and Business Supply, a national supplier of office supplies, announces that Business Supply will make a donation of key school supplies to the Kids In Need Foundation for each transaction on their website – – beginning January 1. Key supplies include pencils, paper, scissors, glue, markers, and crayons. Business Supply will rotate among the type of supplies donated each month.

“This program is special because it has no limit,” said Dave Smith, executive director of the Kids In Need Foundation. “Business Supply is committed to making a donation of needed school supplies every time someone makes a purchase on their website – not just in 2013, but for years to come.”

The products will be delivered to the Kids In Need Foundation’s National Network of Resource Centers. This includes 29 facilities where teachers from low-income schools go to obtain free school supplies for their students.

“Our goal is to provide nearly 450,000 school supply items to Kids In Need resource centers across the country this year,” said Sean Godier, vice president of Business Supply. “That means more than 32,000 kids will benefit from this partnership this year alone. As a working dad with two young children, I know how tight budgets are in this economy – for teachers and families. That’s why we at Business Supply are so excited about this partnership. Together with the Kids In Need Foundation, we can help our students get the tools they need to succeed in 2013 and beyond.”

“The donation program will allow us to help get school supplies to the students and teachers who need them the most,” said Smith. “Consumers can feel good that a donation is being made every time they complete a transaction with Business Supply. The donation program with Business Supply will ensure more students nationwide have supplies. We believe children are our greatest resource, and having school supplies give them the confidence and tools they need to thrive.”

About Business Supply
Business Supply, founded in 1999, is a leading online retailer of office supplies, office furniture, and cleaning and break room products for small-medium businesses and the home consumer. With over 35,000 products featuring top brands such as Hon, Sanford and Avery-Dennison, the company ships from over 40 distribution centers, which results in 90% of orders being delivered the following day after placing an order. One of the oldest online office supply retailers, Business Supply has a long history of supporting charitable causes, including breast cancer research, and disabled American veterans’ groups. Business Supply can be found online at

About the Kids In Need Foundation
The Kids In Need Foundation is a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization with offices in Dayton, Ohio, and Minneapolis, Minnesota. 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. The Kids In Need National Network of Resource Centers includes 29 facilities where teachers from low-income schools go to obtain free school supplies for their students. In addition, two Kids In Need Teacher Grant programs provide K-12 educators with funding to support innovative learning experiences for students. The Kids In Need Foundation has distributed $450 million in school supplies since its founding, directly benefiting 2.4 million students and 100,000 teachers annually, and has awarded $1.3 million in grants to teachers. Kids In Need has received Charity Navigator’s highest four-star rating for four consecutive years, indicating that it operates in a fiscally responsible way and outperforms most other charities in America. For more information, visit Join Kids In Need Foundation on Twitter at and Facebook at


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