Yoobi has partnered with the Kids in Need Foundation to distribute our Yoobi Classroom Packs filled with school supplies since the day we started – but the Kids in Need Foundation existed long before us and have been changing lives of kiddos since 1995! In that time, they’ve impacted millions of students and have just hit a new mega-milestone.
We have the scoop on all the details, straight from the Executive Director of the Kids in Need Foundation, Dave Smith.
Dave, we sense it’s time to celebrate – can you reveal your latest mega-milestone!?
We are thrilled to announce that we have recently surpassed the amazing number of ONE BILLION dollars in free classroom supplies distributed to students across the country who otherwise might not have had access to them!
A billion dollars is a lot of money, but we know that it means so much more. How do school supplies really impact kids?
All our studies and surveys of thousands of teachers tell us that when students have the basic supplies to learn and succeed in the classroom their behavior, classroom performance, ability to learn and even self-esteem improve. It is very difficult for students to learn and succeed without these basic tools like pencils, notebooks, crayons etc.
How can Yoobi’s fans get involved?
Yoobi has been a terrific partner to The Kids In Need Foundation and a major contributor to helping us reach this milestone. Yoobi`s fans can help spread the word that all kids should have an equal opportunity to have the basic supplies in the classroom. The Kids In Need / Yoobi partnership is a great example of collaboration between a for-profit company and a non-profit organization working together to help those less fortunate in our country. Get active on social media and help spread the word that together we can support millions more students.
Where do we go from here? What’s the next billion look like?
While reaching the one billion milestone is a celebratory event for Kids In Need and all our donors, it is only the beginning. Now we begin the journey to reach two billion as the need continues to grow.
What is your favorite magical moment (memory) in providing school supplies?
We often have the opportunity to visit a school and actually hand out supplies to the students. For some students it is the first time they have ever owned anything that was all their own and the reactions are both emotional and very gratifying. I will always remember a second grade girl who came up to me after she received some supplies, asked if she could give me a hug and saying:
“Now I can enjoy school.”