DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cambium Learning Group (NASDAQ: ABCD), a leading educational solutions and services company, announced today that it has partnered with the Kids In Need Foundation (KINF) to raise money for schools in need of school supplies. From August 15 to October 15, 2013, Cambium Learning Group will donate 3% of all Voyager/Sopris Learning online sales using the promo code "KINF" to the Kids in Need Foundation. The goal of the partnership is to raise $1 million worth of school supplies for students and schools in need.
Through partnerships with major retailers, KINF is able to procure $30 worth of school supplies for every dollar donated to their foundation. The foundation has 29 Resources Centers located across the country where teachers from designated low-income school districts with at least 70 percent of students receiving free or reduced lunch through the federal free lunch program can shop for their students. To date, KINF has distributed more than $450 million in school supplies through these facilities, directly impacting 2.4 million students and 100,000 teachers annually.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with the Kids in Need Foundation," says George Logue, president of Voyager/Sopris Learning. "The reality is that many of the students we serve are from low-income households and do not have the means to obtain even the most basic school supplies. Academic achievement is enhanced by students coming to school well prepared, and ready to learn with the right materials. We stand behind the outstanding efforts of this foundation and are pleased to join in this cause."The Kids In Need Foundation is a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the mission of ensuring that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need. Kids In Need has received Charity Navigator's highest four-star rating for four consecutive years, indicating that it operates in a fiscally responsible way and outperforms most other charities in America and is a Gold-level GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating its commitment to transparency. "With more than 16 million children living below the poverty line in the United States, the need is immediate for school supplies," said Dave Smith, executive director of the Kids In Need Foundation. "This donation will go a long way to help us directly fulfill our mission of getting school supplies to the students and teachers who need them the most. We are very thankful to Voyager/Sopris Learning for this partnership." For more information about this partnership and offer, visit the Voyager Learning or Sopris Learning Back to School Resource Centers ( www.voyagerlearning.com/backtoschool | www.soprislearning.com/backtoschool). About Cambium Learning Group Cambium Learning Group is a leading educational solutions and services company that is committed to helping all students reach their full potential by providing evidence-based solutions and expert professional services to empower educators and raise the achievement levels of all students. Cambium Learning Group is composed of four business units: Voyager/Sopris Learning ( www.voyagerlearning.com | www.soprislearning.com) , Learning A–Z® ( www.learninga-z.com) , ExploreLearning® ( www.explorelearning.com ), and Kurzweil Educational Systems® ( www.kurzweiledu.com) and IntelliTools® ( www.intellitools.com). Together, these business units provide best-in-class intervention and supplemental instructional materials; gold-standard professional development and school-improvement services; breakthrough technology solutions for online learning and professional support; valid and reliable assessments; and proven materials to support a positive and safe school environment. For more information, visit www.cambiumlearning.com. About Voyager/Sopris Learning Dedicated to the success of every student, Voyager/Sopris Learning are members of Cambium Learning Group, the nation's most comprehensive provider of research-based education solutions and online learning tools—including curriculum products, personalized professional development, assessment, and school improvement/turnaround services. With the ultimate goal of advancing student achievement, Voyager/Sopris Learning partner with preK–12 schools to build teaching and leadership capacity, keep students on track, and accelerate struggling students to grade-level proficiency. We are proud to represent the life's work of world-renowned researchers and education leaders and have a steadfast commitment to translating research into practice, with a proven track record of helping schools and districts boost student participation, improve test scores, and increase graduation rates. Voyager/Sopris Learning is a business unit of Cambium Learning Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD ), based in Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit VoyagerLearning.com or SoprisLearning.com . About Kids In Need Foundation The Kids In Need Foundation is a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization with offices in Dayton, Ohio, and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 1995, the Foundation's mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need. The Kids In Need National Network of Resource Centers includes 29 facilities where teachers from low-income schools go to obtain free school supplies for their students. In addition, two Kids In Need Teacher Grant programs provide K 12 educators in the United States with funding to support innovative learning experiences for students. The Kids In Need Foundation has distributed $450 million in school supplies since its founding, directly benefiting 2.4 million students and 100,000 teachers annually, and has awarded $1.4 million in grants to teachers. Kids In Need has received Charity Navigator's highest four-star rating for four consecutive years, indicating that it operates in a fiscally responsible way and outperforms most other charities in America. KINF is a Gold-level GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating its commitment to transparency. Media Contact Kelly DeanCambium Learning Group, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org Investor Contact Barbara BensonCambium Learning Group, Inc. email@example.com SOURCE Voyager/Sopris Learning
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