SUPPLIES FOR SUCCESS INC

Give Back with a Backpack

SAGAPONACK, NY   |  https://www.suppliesforsuccess.org

Mission

Our mission is to ensure underserved children in the U.S. have the physical tools needed to access education for a brighter future. We make sure tens of thousands of students start school with confidence equipped with the basic tools they need to succeed. New backpacks filled with essential school supplies are provided to kids whose families cannot afford them. During COVID, we pivoted to add educational art-supplies filled CareKits for distribution to children ages 3-9 years old. For distribution, we partner with schools, food banks and other non-profits. As a volunteer run organization, almost 100% of donations go directly to helping the kids. We purchase at volume discounts, leveraging every dollar for maximum impact. To date we have helped 188,000+ children in New York and beyond.

Ruling year info

2019

owner

Mindy Richenstein

Main address

PO Box 229

SAGAPONACK, NY 11962 USA

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EIN

83-2716158

NTEE code info

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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What we aim to solve

Supplies for Success envisions an equal education for all, in which no student begins the school year empty-handed and disadvantaged children in the United States do not start and stay behind. Most low-income children start school without the basic tools needed to learn, and getting school supplies can make all the difference for their future success. For families in need, school supplies are a luxury, and may mean a family’s choice between paying the electric bill, and spending on their child’s classroom necessities. No one should have to make that choice. We provide educational supplies for success so underserved children have a real shot at success.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

100% of donations go directly to helping impoverished children through the distribution of educational tools for success in school.

We organize and facilitate assembly events, large and small, where the volunteers come together for the hands-on experience of filling backpacks with essential supplies.
Our programming promotes voluntarism, builds caring communities and presents opportunities for team-building.

Eighty to Ninety per cent of the Backpacks and CareKits are pre-assembled in our suppliers’ warehouses for direct shipment to our nonprofit community partners for distribution to the children.

Population(s) Served

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Our results

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Number of children who received school supplies

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Tools for Success

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Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2020, we served a total of 20,000 children. We increased this to 26,000 in 2021 and we plan to serve even more children in 2022!

Goals & Strategy

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Financials

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SUPPLIES FOR SUCCESS INC

Board of directors
as of 04/02/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mindy Richenstein

Jill Bodian

Self-Employed

Lisa Goldman, CPA

Berdon

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/31/2022

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