Each week, Kids In Need receives new shipments of lots of great items for you to use in your classroom and to pass on to your students. These items include basic supplies, craft items, books, furniture and more. If you teach at an eligible school, all of these are free to you!

Here are some teachers sharing their experiences with the Resource Center.


To be eligible to shop at the Resource Center, you must be a certified classroom teacher (including Art, Music, Physical Education and Media & Health teachers) working at a school approved by Cleveland Kids In Need Resource Center. Approved schools include public, parochial, or non-profit charter schools in Cuyahoga County where 60% or more of their students are eligible for the National School Lunch Program.

Due to limited resources, we are not able to provide shopping privileges to administrators, part-timers, or aides.

Unsure if your school is eligible and you think it qualifies? Please contact us at 216.361.0840 or teacher@clevelandkidsinneed.org.

Shopping at Kids In Need

Teachers from schools that have registered with Kids In Need are allowed to shop at the Resource Center one time each semester. 

If your school is registered, then you must login by at the top of this page. Your username is your school email address (or the email address provided to us by your school). If you have any questions about this, please ask your school's advocate.

Upon arrival at the Resource Center, please be prepared to check-in at the front desk by showing a valid, photo school ID.

At check-in, teachers will be given a form that is to be filled out while shopping. On this form, you will record the items you select. Volunteers will check the merchandise before packing it to assure that noted item limits have been honored.

Please bring your own bags and/or boxes to transport your merchandise as none will be provided.

If you cannot make your appointment, you must first reschedule or cancel your visit. This, too, can be done by logging in above.

3631 Perkins Ave. Suite 1C
Cleveland, OH 44114 
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Normal Hours of Operation 
Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Teacher Shopping Hours 
During school year:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 3:00-6:00 p.m.
First and third Saturday of each month 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Closed holiday weeks and whenever CMSD schools are closed because of the weather.

Donation Pick-up Hours 
Please call 216.361.0840 to schedule an appointment.

Parking at the Resource Center is free. The parking lot is just east of the building and is surrounded by a black fence. We recommend parking as close to Dock A (about half way down the building) as possible. The entrance is hard to miss under our blue Cleveland Kids In Need awning.

Additional Resources

Teacher Shopping Procedures
Eligible schools
Reschedule or Cancel an Appointment

If you have any questions, please contact us at 216.361.0840 or teacher@clevelandkidsinneed.org