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Kids In Need Foundation


The Kids In Need Foundation (KINF)’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. 
 
KINF and the Association For Creative Industries and CHA Foundation have a long history of working together to provide school supplies for students who would otherwise go without. Each year, at the close of AFCI's annual premier creative arts industry event, Creativation, AFCI members participate in the show harvest – an opportunity to donate excess arts and craft materials to KINF Resource Centers. Since 2003, AFIC members have donated more than $1.8 million in supplies to directly benefit the 4.5 million students and 150,000 teachers the Kids in Need Foundation serves nationwide.
The importance of creativity in the lives of children cannot be understated. Creative and crafting activities have been proven to improve cognitive development, problem-solving skills, motor-skills and self-expression among young participants. The Association for Creative Industries and its members remain committed to the importance of art education in the classroom and in the home. Our work will help extend the healing reach of creativity to children around the country and will make a positive difference in their lives.
 
 For more information, visit kinf.org.