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Zebra Pen Supports Kids In Need Foundation
The economy may be improving, but an astounding 16,400,000 children in America continues to live in poverty, and 1 in 5 students don’t have the school supplies they need. With an annual donation to the Kids In Need Foundation, Zebra Pen hopes to help bring a solution to this vexing problem.
The Kids In Need 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. The Kids In Need Foundation has distributed more than $700 million in school supplies since its founding, directly benefiting 4.2 million students and more than 120,000 teachers annually.
“The Kids in Need Foundation’s slogan is ‘school supplies changing lives’,” said Ken Newman, Director of Marketing at Zebra Pen Corporation. “By donating writing instruments to the Foundation, we feel like we are actually making a difference in children’s lives.”
In addition to the donation of writing supplies to The Kids In Need Foundation, Zebra Pen is also partnering with the Kids In Need Foundation to run a Facebook promotion. Through Facebook, Zebra Pen fans can nominate a school of their choice to receive a $2,500 donation of writing instruments. Zebra Pen will then match this donation in the name of the school to the Kids In Need Foundation. Four winners will be chosen during the month of November, meaning Zebra Pen will donate an additional total of $10,000 in writing supplies to the Foundation as well as $10,000 in writing supplies to other schools directly.
“In order to excel in the classroom, students need the proper tools to learn,” said Dave Smith, executive director, The Kids In Need Foundation. “Zebra Pen understands that school supplies have a direct impact on a child’s confidence. We are so pleased to be partnered with Zebra Pen to ensure more boys and girls will have the writing instruments they need to reach their highest potential in the classroom.”
The donation of writing supplies is a major part of Zebra Pen’s annual social responsibility efforts. To learn more about these efforts, visit https://www.zebrapen.com/about-zebra-pen/social-responsibility/
About Zebra Pen Corporation
Zebra Pen Corporation was founded in New York in August 1982 as an independent corporation wholly owned by Zebra Co., Ltd., of Tokyo, Japan. A New Jersey-based writing instrument manufacturer, Zebra Pen Corporation’s mission is to distribute products that are of the highest quality, providing value to customers and meeting their overall writing needs with a wide variety of writing instruments. Zebra Pen Corporation offers a full line of writing instruments, including ball point pens, gel pens, roller ball pens, mechanical pencils, and highlighters. Today, with over 100 years of excellence behind them, Zebra Pen Corporation is leading the way with a wide range of quality writing products including the Steel, Sarasa, Z-Grip and Cadoozles brands. For more information, visit www.ZebraPen.com.
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 by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need. The Kids In Need Foundation has distributed more than $700 million in school supplies since its founding, directly benefiting 4.2 million students and more than 120,000 teachers annually. We are a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1995. For more information, visit kinf.org, and join us at twitter.com/kidsinneed & facebook.com/kidsinneed.