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KinderCare Loves the Community

KinderCare Loves the Community

At KinderCare Education, we know learning begins at birth and that the first five years of life are the most critical in a child’s development. That’s why, through our community partnerships, we enhance educational opportunities for children and families by providing volunteer, in-kind, and financial contributions. 

We support organizations that emphasize the importance of education equity, early childhood literacy, whole-child health, and more. 

We give back to, and partner with, non-profit programs that benefit children of all ages in the communities where we work and live, including: 

Help us get school supplies to students in need!

School SuppliesBeing prepared for the school year helps kids have a successful start. We are so excited to partner with the Kids In Need Foundation (KINF) to help children across the country get the school supplies they need to be successful in the classroom. This foundation supports over 200,000 teachers and 5,000,000 students annually—and you can help! 

Join the KinderCare Gives Back 2020 National School Supply Drive today. There are two easy ways to donate:  
  1. Drop off NEW school supplies at your nearest KinderCare center
  2. Fund a backpack by donating here

Wondering what to donate? Check this list for the most-requested supplies (and please, all donations must be new—not used):  
  • Colored Pencils 
  • Crayons (Crayola preferred) 
  • Erasers 
  • Folders 
  • Graph Paper Reams 
  • Hand Sanitizer  
  • Individual-Sized Dry Erase Boards 
  • Packaged #2 Pencils 
  • Pencil Pouches 
  • Pencil Sharpener 
  • Round Tip (Safety) Scissors 
  • Rulers 
  • Single Subject Notebooks (Wide Ruled Preferred) 
  • Washable Markers

See how far KinderCare kids go!

KinderCare Kids Scholarship FundWe’re honored to be here for so many firsts: steps, words, raised hands, and more. But once our students leave our doors, they begin a new educational journey full of possibilities.  

In 2019, we celebrated our 50th birthday and the achievements of our college-bound alumni by launching an annual scholarship program called the KinderCare Kids Scholarship Fund. We awarded 50 college scholarships to 50 students who got their start at KinderCare!  

Watch the video to learn more about it: 

Congratulations to all of our 2019 KinderCare Kids Scholarship Fund winners!

KinderCare Kids Scholarship WinnersHere are just a few of the 50 lucky recipients who will be attending colleges and universities around the country: 
  • Austin McCulley: Arizona State University (Tempe, Arizona)  
  • Namitha & Nandhana Nixon: University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California) 
  • Kylla Lafleur: University of Redlands (Redlands, California)  
  • Ella Masingale: California Polytechnic State University (San Louis Obispo, California)  
  • Ellie Garcia: Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois)  
  • Matigan Williams: DePauw University (Greencastle, Indiana)  
  • Caroline Brandeberry: Creighton University (Omaha, Nebraska)  
  • Golrick Saha: Dartmouth College (Hanover, New Hampshire)  
  • Riley Canifax: Clackamas Community College (Clackamas, Oregon) 
  • Corbin Frias: Oregon State University (Corvallis, Oregon)  
  • Kiara Conway: University of Oregon (Eugene, Oregon) 
  • Natasha Hill: Oregon Institute of Technology (Klamath Falls, Oregon) 
  • Grace Young: Oregon Health Sciences University (Portland, Oregon) 
  • Avery Hsieh: Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee)  
  • Chloe Unflat: Western Washington University. (Bellingham, Washington) 
  • Julisa Sanguino Virrueta: University of Washington (Seattle, Washington) 
Check back here in November 2020 for more information about entering to win our second annual scholarship!