Join forces to eliminate excess and drive change with Keep Children in School!

If you are here to collect a donated item, please proceed with making the agreed-upon donation and show the receipt to the donor as confirmation of your contribution. If you are interested in becoming a donor of items, please read on for more information.

Do you have closets overflowing with clothes you haven’t worn in years? Books collecting dust on shelves? Gadgets gathering cobwebs in drawers? It’s time to declutter your home and help break the cycle of poverty by giving back to children in need!

Here’s the plan:

  • Gather your new or gently used items: clothes, furniture, books, electronics, home decor, anything in good condition that someone else would love!

  • For each item, post pictures and a description on your favorite social media platform and let your friends and followers know that you’re giving it away in exchange for a minimum donation to this campaign. Don’t forget to add the QR Code from the bottom of the page to your online posts. Here are examples of the same item posted on Nextdoor and Facebook marketplace. You can post your items on any platform that you prefer.

  • Arrange for the item pickup or delivery as you see fit.

More than just decluttering, this is a chance to:

  • Donate to a worthy cause: Keep Children in School
  • Give your unwanted items a second life and reduce waste!
  • Connect with your community!

Our Mission

Our Mission is to break the cycle of poverty by helping children stay in school.

Keep Children In School (KCIS) implements its mission by either matching sponsors directly to children whose families cannot afford to keep them in school or accept one time donations, thus enabling them to continue their education from elementary school through college.

What began in 2000 as a small project by family and friends to “give back,” KCIS evolved into a recognized charity in 2010 in the state of California and received its OFAC license (IA-16947) from the department of treasury in 2012.

Help a Child

You can help a child by making a general donation, becoming a sponsor, or contributing to their back to school or Nowruz shopping.

Dedicate an Event

Dedicate your special day and help change lives. It’s easy! Create an event on our website and ask your guests to donate to KCIS in lieu of gifts.

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