School supply resource center re-opens in Minneapolis

9:43 AM, Oct 9, 2012   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - After being closed since last October, the Kids In Need Foundation Resource Center re-opens Tuesday in the Twin Cities.

The resource center allows teachers at certain schools to shop for school supplies for free. In 2010, the center served nearly 40,000 students in the Twin Cities at nearly 90 schools. Teachers at schools where 70% or more of there students use free or reduced lunch are eligible to shop at the resource center.

The center closed in October after a major funding partner pulled support but donations from Twin Cities companies like Target, 3M and General Mills helped bring it back.  The center is in need of donations and even volunteers. You can donate online or text the word "SCHOOL" to 85944.

KARE 11's Bryan Piatt spent the morning at the resource center and learns what it means to teachers.

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