The Kids In Need Foundation and ArtSkills Provides Backpacks Filled with School Supplies to Students

The ArtSkills team will deliver backpacks to students of Freemansburg Elementary on September 1, 2017

For the second year in a row, The Kids in Need Foundation (KINF) and ArtSkills has teamed up to provide backpacks filled with school supplies for students most in need. This year, ArtSkills provided backpacks filled with school supplies for children and teachers at Freemansburg Elementary School in Freemansburg, Pa. Approximately 400 filled backpacks, plus 30 Teacher Totes, was distributed to students and staff on Friday September 1 at 2:00 p.m. at Freemansburg Elementary (501 Monroe Street, Freemansburg, Pa. 18017). The backpacks were filled with core school supplies, as well as ArtSkills products.

We deeply value our longstanding partnership with ArtSkills and their role in providing these backpacks filled with essential school supplies,” said Dave Smith, Executive Director of The Kids in Need Foundation. “We know that when children and teachers get the tools they need, it creates a more equal learning environment and promotes confidence in the classroom.”

The Kids in Need Foundation ensures that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need. By partnering with select organizations and corporations nationwide, KINF’s School Ready Supplies program provides those in need of school supplies with the tools necessary to be successful in the classroom. In the organization’s 20-year history, they have distributed more than $900 million in supplies to children who would otherwise go without.

What we have learned is that if you can get students set up with a backpack of school supplies, they don’t feel inferior to their peers. This instills confidence in them, and allows them to focus on learning, as opposed to being self-conscious and feeling like outsiders,” said Brad Demsky from ArtSkills. “It really levels the playing field.”

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 in the classroom 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 more than $900 million in school supplies since its inception, and directly benefited 5.4 million students and more than 150,000 teachers last year alone. For more information, visit KINF.org, and join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @KidsInNeed.

About ArtSkills  

ArtSkills, Inc., is a family-owned company that manufactures hundreds of products in a variety of categories including Poster Accessories, Art and Craft supplies, Teacher products, and innovative Art sets. ArtSkills, Inc., has become the premier source for everything you need to create an amazing project, with product offerings at over 60,000 stores throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit www.artskills.com, and join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @ArtSkills.

 

Pictures shown are property of ArtsSkills and The Kids in Need Foundation. Pics were taken during the event mentioned above.

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Book Spotlight: Stitching With Jane Foster


Stitching with Jane Foster includes 37 quick and easy cross-stitch sewing cards with punched holes for easy stitching, as well as a 36-page project book featuring instructions for designing your own unique stitching patterns and color combinations. Gather all the tools and materials you need to get started and learn stitching basics, including the straight stitch, cross-stitch, back stitch, and more. A project gallery then shows examples of how to use your adorable stitched cards: everything from bookmarks and journals to greeting cards and ornaments. The simple stitching patterns taught in this book promote growth and development, hand-eye coordination, and creativity and imagination. Includes 37 adorable punch-out templates to get you started! Color them, stitch them, press them out, and play with them; Stitching with Jane Foster will entertain and delight crafters of all ages and is sure to inspire a lifelong love of embroidery.
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Quarto Knows has tons of quality books that promote hobbies and ideas for children. No technology required! Get back to basics and give kids an opportunity to exercise hand-eye coordination.

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