K.I.D.S. makes a huge difference in the lives of millions of needy children all over the world.
We provide new clothes, new shoes, new toys, new baby items and new books to families.
This year, we celebrated our 28th Anniversary.
Whom We Help
The idea behind K.I.D.S. is simple. One caring response to one child in the crisis of poverty, with a donation of one new piece of clothing, a pair of shoes, a toy or book of their own. It’s about one gift, to one child at a time that builds hope, self-esteem and an opportunity to succeed. Now multiply that by millions and you can see how you can help us make a difference in the lives of children dealing with poverty everyday.
When a parent loses a job, a rent payment is missed, or medical bills ravage an already tenuous family budget, hundreds of thousands of families face living in homeless shelters, often far from friends and support. The donation of new products fills a critical need and helps homeless shelters direct limited resources to other services they provide. New clothes, brand name sneakers, a warm coat and school supplies mean children can resume their schooling with pride and self-esteem.
By targeting our donations of books and learning products to after-school tutoring programs, or to communities such as Native American reservations, we give new, age-appropriate books to children, many of whom have never owned their own books. They can now share their joy of reading at home with their family and build their reading skills for the future.
Domestic abuse touches entire families, who are uprooted from their homes to family shelters, away from friends, schools and things familiar and reassuring. Through our social service agency affiliates we serve tens of thousands of children in family shelters who receive warm clothes, shoes, toys and personal care products. This important work of providing new clothing and school supplies helps restore a child’s sense of safety and routine.
The Safe Sleep Center concept is simple:
K.I.D.S. is focusing our baby gear and diaper donations to the our programs located with the highest rates of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) around the country. These programs will be called K.I.D.S. Safe Sleep Centers. What makes them different from other K.I.D.S. programs? Every baby item given to a low-income family from K.I.D.S. will also have safe sleep messages attached.
If we gave out the info just once, it might raise awareness. But K.I.D.S. is not going to stop there. With every single baby product merchandise donation, from cribs to high chairs, to strollers to car seats to bottles to blankets to baby apparel to diapers, the message will be given again and again and again. That information will turn into knowledge. That knowledge will turn into a habit. And that habit will keep more babies alive.
K.I.D.S. helps children in hospitals, hospices or special rehabilitation centers with new products that provide relief and a welcome distraction from their illness. New books, games or toys give them an opportunity to interact with their peers and spend playful time with their families.
K.I.D.S. provides infant and juvenile items to children and parents through our collaboration with Operation Homefront and other military support organizations. Our donations of cribs, diapers, baby bottles, care seats, etc., help these families stretch their limited resources and budgets while their loved ones fight overseas for our freedom.
provided to nearly
70 million children
located in Partner Agencies in
all 50 states
effective and efficient
according to The Chronicle
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Since 1985, K.I.D.S has provided almost 1 BILLION DOLLARS to help nearly 70 million children.
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Product donations are critical for K.I.D.S to provide children affected by severe economic hardship and natural disaster.Donate Inventory Form
K.I.D.S. builds strong partnerships that allow your donations to go farther. For every $1 donated, K.I.D.S. provides $10 of BRAND NEW product to kids and families in need.Donate Cash