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Providing Free Thirty-One Gifts Backpacks to Teachers Across the State Affected by Hurricane Irma

The Kids In Need Foundation and Thirty-One Gifts Host “Thirty-One Gifts Teacher Shopping Day” Benefiting Teachers in Florida

Event Provides Free Thirty-One Gifts Backpacks to Teachers Across the State Affected by Hurricane Irma

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Nov. 16, 2017 – The Kids In Need Foundation (KINF) is honored to partner with Thirty-One Gifts to present a special “Thirty-One Gifts Teacher Shopping Day” event benefitting teachers and students across the state of Florida on Thursday, Nov. 16, and Thursday, Nov. 30, at various Kids In Need Foundation Teacher Resource Centers throughout the state.

The event will provide approximately 20,000 Thirty-One Gifts backpacks (valued at $1,030,000) filled with school supplies for students to teachers across Florida who were affected by Hurricane Irma. Kids In Need Foundation is proud to distribute all 20,000 backpacks through their network of resource centers, to help these deserving teachers move forward following the devastating hurricane.

The Kids In Need Foundation ensures every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students and teachers most in need. The Kids In Need Foundation has distributed more than $900 million in supplies to children who would otherwise go without.

“We want to thank Thirty-One Gifts for their generous donation of backpacks, and for partnering with us to host ‘Thirty-One Gifts Teacher Shopping Day,’” said Dave Smith, executive director of The Kids In Need Foundation. “A natural disaster can have a tremendous impact on schools and those teaching in them. We are honored to help restore a sense of normalcy to these Florida teachers and students, by providing school supplies they so desperately need.”

“We’re very pleased to be able to support the teachers of Florida who’ve been affected by the hurricane,” said Thirty-One Gifts Founder & CEO Cindy Monroe. “Two of our greatest values are giving back to communities where our independent sales consultants live and work, and partnering with nonprofits that support and strengthen girls, women and families. We have thousands of sales consultants in Florida, and this outreach is a great match for us. We feel blessed to be able to share our good fortune with teachers at this time of need.”

During the recovery period following a devastation, KINF’s Second Responder® program works with local authorities, schools and select sponsors to help communities, students and educators return to normal routines.

Thirty-One Day of Giving Event Locations, Times and Details:

Nov. 16, 2017:
Tools for Schools Broward
2300 W. Copans Road, Bay #5
Pompano Beach, Fla. 33069
(754) 321-2034
3-5 p.m.

A Gift for Teaching
6501 Magic Way, Building 400C
Orlando, Fla. 32809
(407) 318-3123
2:30-6 p.m.

Ocean Bank Center for Educational Materials
6890 NW 76th Street
Miami, Fla. 33166
(305) 892-5099
3-6 p.m.

Red Apple Supplies
7071 Garden Road
Riviera Beach, Fla. 33404
(561) 762-1026
2-6 p.m.

Tools 4 Teaching
1239 NW 4th Street
Ocala, Fla. 34475
(352) 671-4161
2:30-5:30 p.m.

Teaching Tools for Hillsborough Schools
2306 N. Howard Avenue
Tampa, Fla. 33607
(813) 574-0260
3-6 p.m.

Nov. 30, 2017:
Supply Zone for Teachers
1225 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, Fla. 32922
(321) 633-1000
3-6:30 p.m.

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, directly benefiting 5.4 million students and nearly 200,000 teachers annually. For more information, visit, and visit Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @KidsInNeed.

About Thirty-One Gifts

Thirty-One Gifts is one of the world’s largest direct-selling companies, offering purses and wallets, totes, home organization solutions and décor, thermal bags, jewelry and more. The company includes about 1,000 employees and 67,000 independent sales Consultants across the U.S. and Canada. Through their philanthropic initiative, Thirty-One Gives, the company partners with nonprofit organizations that serve and support girls, women and families, and they donate about 5 percent of net sales to those organizations. To-date, Thirty-One has donated more than $100 million in product and cash to nonprofit organizations.