Join MREF in providing over 2000 students with the tools they need to succeed in school - online or in the classroom
$20 Buys a Backpack For A Kid Filled With Essential School Supplies
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According to a 2019 report from the Kids in Need Foundation, roughly 15 million children in the U.S. currently live in poverty and are expected to attend school without the basic supplies they need to succeed.
Teachers dedicated to serving these students face the added burden of funding much-needed supplies themselves, often from their own pockets. Without students having the necessary tools to be successful in their classrooms and teachers equipped with materials they need to teach, it will continue to be a challenge to create equitable learning to break the cycle of poverty in these communities.
KINF's Impact Report surveyed nearly 9,000 teachers, and found:
91% of kids start the first day of school without all the necessary supplies
92% do not have adequate supplies at home to complete schoolwork
94% run out of supplies by the start of the second semester