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We invite all teachers to take advantage of the compiled resources below. As we discover more opportunities and useful material, we will continue to develop this page.

The Kids In Need Foundation is a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1995. The Foundation’s mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need. Its National Network of Resource Centers includes 34 facilities where teachers from low-income schools go to obtain free school supplies for their students. School supply giveaways in communities not served by Resource Centers are accommodated through the School Ready Supplies program, and students who have gone through natural disasters are helped to get back to their normal routines with new backpacks and supplies through the Second Responder program.  In addition, two Teacher Grant programs award preK-12 educators with funding to provide innovative learning experiences for students. The Kids In Need Foundation has distributed more than $668 million in school supplies since its founding, directly benefiting 4.2 million students and more than 120,000 teachers annually, and has awarded $1.6 million in grants to teachers.  Kids In Need has earned the Gold GuideStar Exchange Seal, demonstrating its commitment to transparency, and has been given a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, indicating that it operates in a fiscally responsible way and outperforms most other charities in America. For more information, visit  Join Kids In Need Foundation on Twitter at and Facebook at

Target Supports Education! It’s part of our commitment to give 5% of our income to communities. That’s over $3 million a week. Field Trip Grants: applications are available on line from August 2, 2010 to September 30,2010.

DonorsChooseLogoUS Cellular believes teachers deserve better. The wireless carrier is continuing its commitment to schools with the return of its Calling All Teachers campaign. In a partnership with, the company and its associates are encouraging teachers to register on the site. is a philanthropic Web site that helps public school teachers find money for classroom projects that exceed their limited budgets.

Adopt-A-Classroom is a national organization that matches donors with classroom teachers. Teachers can register their classroom on the Adopt-A-Classroom website and post their classroom profiles. Donors can easily search for classrooms to support and make accountable donations so teachers have the funds needed to purchase much needed resources for the classroom. 100% of all donations are passed through to the teacher. To learn more about how your classroom can benefit from Adopt-A-Classroom visit

Promotes universal human values through positive public media campaigns. They offer inspirational stories, quotes of the day, posters for the classroom, and more.

This website supplements ThinkTV’s educational mission of broadcast programming. It offers creative, powerful instructional classroom tools that include media-on-demand, multimedia materials, and professional development opportunities to thousands of our region’s teachers, caregivers, parents, and students.

Boonshoft Education Catalog available now! Click Here The catalog lists Boonshofts capacities as well as pricing for the programs offered. Certain schools within the Dayton Public, Jefferson Township, Mad River, and Northridge school districts also qualify for a grant that would allow them to attend the museum for a planetarium show or workshop free of charge.


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