K to College is a nonprofit operating the largest charitable basic material needs supply program in California.
Replicating the successful model of regional food banks, K to College is building a “Supply Bank” to efficiently address the material needs of California’s disadvantaged children and families. Similar to how food banks work with farmers and government agencies to distribute food to alleviate hunger, K to College works with manufacturers, school districts, and social service agencies to distribute basic materials to alleviate kids’ material needs. We combine this approach with unique partnerships that enable us to provide materials at a fraction of their in-store cost.
K to College has been featured on these and other news outlets…
First 700 of More Than 12,000 Oakland Students to Receive Backpacks Full of Supplies On First Day of School
[August 22, 2016] Oakland, California –Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, several school officials, Kaiser Permanente and Target volunteers and other local leaders collaborated with the nonprofit organization K to College to distribute new backpacks and school supply kits to all 720 kids at Franklin Elementary on their first day of school. This event was the formal kickoff rally for a citywide effort aimed at providing school supplies for all 35,000 low-income students in OUSD by 2017. The partnership led by K to College includes the school district, the City of Oakland, several businesses, the Lend a Hand Foundation and Oakland Public Education Fund.
250 Volunteers Gather to Assemble $250,000 of School and Dental Supply kits for Berkeley Area Low-Income Kids
250 volunteers gathered to assemble more than $250,000 worth of school and dental supplies into 3,500 individual school supply kits and 6,000 dental kits for kids throughout the Berkeley region at the International House on Sunday, August 21. This was the 6th annual Berkeley event and one of many events in California in 2016 that K to College has organized to address the unmet material needs of homeless and other low-income kids.