Kids in Need

Supplying a brighter future for Atlanta’s kids

Every child should walk into the classroom feeling motivated and excited to learn. And having the right school supplies plays a big part– impacting everything from student self-esteem and classroom participation to an overall interest in learning. Atlanta’s teachers are spending hundreds of their own dollars to make sure a lack of supplies doesn’t create a dimmer future for students.

That’s why The Empty Stocking Fund’s Kids in Need program is stocking Atlanta’s classrooms – and backpacks – with school supplies. We build confidence and curiosity into learning with every pencil, flash card and notebook. And in the process, Kids in Need relieves the financial burden on teachers and parents. So everyone can focus on what really matters – learning.

Ready to help Atlanta’s kids grow?


How it works

1. Volunteers assemble kits with core supplies like pencils, pens, paper, crayons, markers and more.

2. We distribute Class Kits directly to teachers at Title 1 schools.

3. We distribute Kid Kits (fully stocked backpacks) directly to students at special events.

Want to make a classroom learning ready?

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