The Kids In Need (KIN) program provides school clothing (uniforms), free of charge, to students at seven local Title I elementary and middle schools. These schools require that the children wear the uniform.
KIN serves local families who, though working, have trouble paying for food, housing, health care, child care and transportation. Providing the school clothing not only takes some of the financial burden off those families, it provides a proven tool for success in the classroom.
Assistance League of the Chesapeake is an all-volunteer nonprofit in Anne Arundel County, Md., that works to transform the lives of children and adults through community-based programs. Our 80 dedicated members donate over 2,000 hours each year to the KIN program.
“The school uniforms we provide through Kids In Need are often the only new items of clothing these young students will receive all year. As the school year begins, we hope you will help us give in-need children this one tool for success in the classroom.”
Marty Sippel, Kids In Need Uniform Program Chair
A Closer Look at KIN
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Which schools receive uniforms through KIN?
What is the value of a school uniform?
Why do the students wear uniforms?
How do you determine who gets a uniform package?
What is a Title I school?
How long has KIN been around?
How many students live in poverty in Anne Arundel County?
What hapens when a new student arrives mid-year?
Here’s What our Partner Schools Say About Assistance League of the Chesapeake
The KIN program provides essential resources to our school community. Not only does the annual uniform donation give students an enhanced sense of belonging, but it also provides parents with the confidence that their children are dressed for success!
Sarah Daniels Larson, Tyler Heights Elementary School Community School Program Manager
Assistance League is one of the lifelines of our school. They are equivalent to our school being on a game show and being able to phone a very consistent, caring, giving and loving friend.
Andre Dillard, Former Principal, Georgetown East Elementary School
To say that Assistance League of the Chesapeake has been a help to our school system and our children would be an incredible understatement. One of the most impactful acts of generosity is their Kids In Need program.
Lauren Grey-Hawkins, in nominating Assistance League of the Chesapeake for a 2019 Anne Arundel County Public School Business Partner of the Year Award
Ensuring that our students are dressed for success greatly impacts our school culture.
Julia Walsh, Principal, Tyler Heights Elementary School