About Yoobi

OUR VISION IS TO ONE DAY PROVIDE ALL KIDS IN NEED WITH THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO LEARN AND BE CREATIVE.

We think that school supplies should be available to every child in every classroom, and teachers should not have to spend their hard-earned money to make that happen. To address this, Yoobi keeps a simple promise – for every Yoobi item you buy, a Yoobi item is donated to a classroom in need, right here in the U.S.* Since we launched, we’ve donated school supplies to more than 3 million kids.

The most common question kids are asked, is what they want to be when they grow up. But do they have the tools they need to reach their dreams? And why are their dreams based on jobs? It’s time to make sure all kids have the right supplies and are asked the right questions. #WhoWillYoobi

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The Issue

Millions of kids in the United States do not have fundamental school supplies to learn and be successful. This affects not only their school work – it affects their confidence. So teachers step in and spend their own money to make sure their students can learn. Yoobi is not okay with these facts, and we’re committed to helping solve this issue.

99% OF TEACHERS PURCHASE ESSENTIAL CLASSROOM MATERIAL WITH THEIR OWN MONEY
1
MILLION
KIDS DROP
OUT OF SCHOOL
EACH YEAR
$1.6
BILLION
TOTAL K-12 TEACHER SPENDING ON SCHOOL SUPPLIES EACH YEAR
$485 IS THE AVERAGE OUT OF POCKET SPEND PER
TEACHER EACH YEAR ON ESSENTIAL SCHOOL SUPPLIES
FOR THEIR CLASSROOM

Source: National School Supply and Equipment Association. Retail Market Awareness Study for year 2013.

Our Give Partner

The Kids In Need Foundation works to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need.

With their incredible resources and amazing partnership, we are able to distribute our Yoobi Classroom Packs to Elementary classrooms that need it most. They help identify the schools that have the greatest need, and least access to fundamental school supplies.

KINF.ORG

HOW WE GIVE

For every Yoobi item you purchase, we donate a school supply item into a Yoobi Classroom Pack. Yoobi Classroom Packs are full of supplies for an average classroom of 30 students, and include all the essentials from rulers and pencils to crayons and glue.

Through our partnership with Kids In Need Foundation, we currently work with over 30 resource centers to distribute Yoobi Classroom Packs. Plus, in 2015, through our partnership with The Starlight Children’s Foundation, over 200 hospital school programs all across the U.S. recieved the supplies they needed to learn and be creative.

OUR IMPACT

Every 2.5 seconds, a Yoobi item is sold.

That means that each day, 34,552 supplies are donated to classrooms in need across the U.S.

At Yoobi, we will not rest until every kid - in every classroom - has the tools they need to succeed.

With your continued support, we know we can make this a reality.

2017 IMPACT REPORT

* For every Yoobi item purchased at a Target Store or at Yoobi.com, Yoobi will donate a Yoobi item to Kids In Need Foundation and/or other donation partners for distribution to a classroom in need in the United States. Donated items may include pencils, glue sticks, erasers, rulers, folders, crayons, colored pencils, or other items. Actual items donated are based on classroom need, may differ from the items listed or pictured, and may be of equal or lesser value than the item purchased. This purchase/donation is not tax deductible for customers. Yoobi is solely responsible for this program and donations. See complete details >