As a result of increased support from our donors, K.I.D.S. was ranked among the top 2% of all not-for-profits in the U.S., including major universities, medical centers, hospitals and charities, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual “Philanthropy 400” list for 2011. K.I.D.S. was ranked #194, up from #213 in 2010 and #330 in 2009.
“We are extremely grateful to our charitable partners, as their generous contributions have enabled us to help improve the lives of countless boys and girls in need,” said Janice Weinman, President of K.I.D.S. “With an extraordinary number of families devastated by natural disaster this year, coupled with poverty rates at an all-time high, there is a mounting need for new product to help these struggling families. We greatly appreciate the continued support from our partners, as it helps children and families who have nothing of their own experience joy, feel relief and regain pride.”
K.I.D.S. receives product donations from over 1,000 manufacturers and retailers and then distributes the new clothing, books, shoes, toys, educational materials and home goods that kids need to local social service agencies around the country, which they integrate into their programs.
Over 98% of K.I.D.S.' total expenses go toward humanitarian relief, which has led the following organizations to recognize our outstanding commitment to fiscal management, transparency and service impact.
- Charity Navigator, the rating agency for all not-for-profits, has awarded K.I.D.S. its "exceptional" 4 star rating for five years in a row indicating that K.I.D.S. consistently executes its mission in a way that outperforms most other charities in America.
- Forbes Magazine ranks K.I.D.S. among the top 200 non-profit agencies and calls K.I.D.S. one of "America's Most Efficient Charities."
- The National Better Business Bureau has given K.I.D.S. its highest ranking for 5 years in a row.
It starts with one person like you who makes a generous donation to K.I.D.S. Due to the tremendous support of our product donors, your gift is then multiplied ten-fold: a $25 gift provides $250 of new merchandise. It ends with children and families in need receiving something new of their own to experience joy, feel relief, and regain pride.
Please help us continue our mission by donating now.