TeacherLists Donates $25,000 To Ensure that Every Child is Prepared to Learn and Succeed this School Year

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The TeacherLists donation will help the Kids In Need Foundation provide essential supplies to disadvantaged elementary school children

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It’s proven that when equipped with the proper materials students are more eager to participate in class, they are more likely to complete their homework and ultimately have higher self-esteem.

Today, TeacherLists announced a donation of $25,000 to The Kids in Need Foundation to provide essential school supplies to school kids that otherwise would go without.

At the kick-off of back-to-school season, TeacherLists pledged to donate $1 to the Kids In Need Foundation every time a school became engaged with the TeacherList solution; posting school supply lists, identifying the products and brands that parents need to find for their students and sharing lists with parents and families. Because thousands of schools took to TeacherLists to create and share their school supply and wish lists, the company is able to make a sizeable donation of $25, 000 to assist the Kids in Need Foundation with their mission.

More than 16 million kids live in extreme poverty in the U.S. and arrive on the first day of school without the supplies they need to learn. The Kids In Need Foundation is dedicated to providing those in need of school supplies with the tools necessary to be successful in the classroom. The $25,000 donation from TeacherLists will provide 1,000 students with a new backpack filled with 20 new, essential school supplies.

“For some parents and students, back-to-school is a challenging time; there are many families that cannot afford even the most basic supplies,” said TeacherLists CEO, John Driscoll. “It’s proven that when equipped with the proper materials students are more eager to participate in class, they are more likely to complete their homework and ultimately have higher self-esteem. TeacherLists is about making back-to-school simpler and more successful for every school. The $25,000 donation is a way we can extend our work. We hope it will help make the school year just a more positive experience for many students and their families across the country.”

“Nothing is more important to us than to break down the barrier of not having school supplies for kids who need them. TeacherLists is helping us do this,” said Dave Smith, Executive Director of the Kids In Need Foundation. “With this support, students can function in their classrooms and get their work done. Learning opportunities are much more meaningful when students do not have to worry about having pencils, paper, crayons, glue and all the other supplies kids use every day to express themselves and respond to classroom challenges. Partners such as TeacherLists make it possible for the Kids In Need Foundation to support the learning process.” 

About TeacherLists.com
TeacherLists is the smarter way to manage, find and share school supply lists for schools and parents. Launched in 2012, TeacherLists is currently used at over 40,000 schools and in more than 1 million classrooms across the nation. After a school’s lists are updated once, that school’s parents can then find those lists exactly where and when they need them, whether on the school website, the TeacherLists site, via their smart phones or even directly on the sites of key retailers. TeacherLists provides parents the freedom of accessing and finding the most updated school supply lists, twenty four-seven. For more information about TeacherLists, visit http://www.teacherlists.com.

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

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