DAYTON, Ohio, Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCO Brands and our portfolio of leading office and consumer brands like Mead®, Five Star®, and Cambridge®, Swingline®, AT-A-GLANCE® and Quartet® have long understood that giving back is more than just good business; it's the right thing to do! We have partnered with The Kids In Need Foundation on this #GivingTuesday; the official start of the end-of-the-year charitable season. On this day, families, businesses and committed individuals come together to celebrate and encourage giving back. Today, ACCO Brands announces its continued commitment to Kids In Need Foundation, supporting this global movement, #GivingTuesday, and ensuring all students have access to quality school supplies. Today, more than 16 million kids live in poverty, and come to school without the necessary tools to learn and succeed in the classroom. ACCO Brands is proud to be a part of this initiative in partnership with the Kids In Need Foundation. "We hope that by providing essential school supplies to children nationwide, we are energizing youth with the confidence that comes from having the tools needed to succeed," said Tom Tedford, Executive Vice President, President North America Office and Consumer Products ACCO Brands. "Access to quality school supplies is critical to getting students on the right educational paths. ACCO Brands is committed to helping, and #GivingTuesday is a fantastic platform to challenge others to join us." In addition to working together on #GivingTuesday, ACCO Brands has been a longstanding partner of the Kids In Need Foundation. Since 2011, ACCO Brands has served as the Kids In Need National Notebook Sponsor, having donated more than 600,000 notebooks and folders to needy kids across the country. In the last five years, together ACCO Brands and KINF have gone from helping 1.6 million kids in 2010 to 4.8 million in 2015 - tripling the number of kids we helped during that period!