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Beaman Toyota and Kids In Need Foundation

It’s more than just a backpack!

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – Going back to school after summer vacation can be a stressful part of a child’s life, especially if they don’t have the exact supplies as other kids.

On Tuesday, 450 Toyota dealerships nationwide, as well as Beaman Toyota in Nashville, and a foundation called Kids In Need Foundation stepped up to help keep that from happening.

Beaman Toyota purchased and handed backpacks to every kid who needed one.

In 2021, the group donated $160 million around the country to help qualified schools.

Third-grader Jelainey Hernandez said she loved it.

“The supplies are really great,” said Hernandez. “This is really my favorite day.”

Kids In Need Foundation

Kids In Need Foundation (KINF) believes every child in America deserves equal opportunity and access to a quality education. KINF partners with teachers in underserved schools to ensure students are prepared to learn in the classroom, providing essential school supplies and other badly needed resources. Through its programs and National Network of Resource Centers, comprised of more than 40 mission-driven organizations across the U.S., KINF in 2021 supported over 7.8 million students and 316,900 teachers in 13,808 under-resourced schools. More than $162 million in free supplies and classroom resources was distributed nationwide at no cost to schools or teachers. For more information, visit, and join us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter: @KidsInNeed.

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