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…
40,000 Low-Income SF School Children To Receive Supplies
San Francisco Unified Superintendent Richard Carranza, Senior Advisor on Education and Family Services to Mayor Edwin Lee and School Board Member Hydra Mendoza, K to College Executive Director Benito Delgado-Olson, VP of Target Stores Meredith Klausner, and more than a dozen Target volunteers were on hand to distribute the donated supplies to the school’s excited students. Each guest spoke to the school about the importance of education and ensuring that all kids receive basic materials like those included in K to College’s school supply and dental kits.
K to College Hosts 5th Annual Berkeley Volunteer Event
More than two hundred volunteers gathered at the International House in Berkeley to assemble 3,500 school supply kits and 6,000 dental kits for low-income kids in Berkeley and the surrounding region. The materials are valued at $250,000. This event was supported by Target, Kaiser Permanente, Give Something Back Office Supplies, the City of Berkeley and Berkeley Lions Club. Volunteers joined from each sponsoring organization, a local fraternity (Delta Upsilon) and the general community.