Registration open for Kids In Need gala

The Kids In Need Foundation will hold its 15th annual Kids In Need Foundation Education Celebration Gala Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Depot, in Minneapolis, Minn. 

A cocktail reception, sponsored by Target, will kick things off at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Gala Dinner, sponsored by 3M, at 7:30 p.m. 

Attending the gala will be representatives from major retailers and manufacturers, who will be able to network with others in the school supplies and office products industry, as well as companies outside the industry who partner with Kids In Need.

All proceeds from the gala will help the foundation provide children and teachers with free school supplies from the Kids In Need National Network of Resource Centers. Last year, Kids In Need distributed more than $42 million worth of school supplies to the centers in its network. Since its inception, the Kids In Need Foundation has distributed more than $400 million in school supplies to low-income schools free. The foundation serves 2.4 million students and 100,000 teachers annually, and has awarded $1.4 million in grants to teachers.

Other sponsors of this year’s gala include Darice, Art Skills, Blue Sky, Crayola, Acco, Elmer’s, Horizon Group USA, Pilot, OfficeMax, Tung Yung, Zebra, Mega and Bic. Registration for the event is now open. The Depot is located at 225 Third Ave. South, Minneapolis, Minn. 55401.

The Kids In Need Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1995. The foundation spends less than 2% on administration, and allocates 98% of revenue to teachers and students.