Empowering Kids in Need
This August, Microsoft News is partnering with the nonprofit Kids In Need to help level the playing field for the millions of children starting the year with economic hardship and other disadvantages. Please join us to provide the school supplies kids need to build great futures that are based on their potential — not their zip code.
By the numbers
• 1 out of every 5 American children lives below the poverty line.
• Parents can expect to spend $1,017 to send a single elementary-age child back to school.
• 90% of children born in 1940 earn more than their parents. That number drops to 50% for children born in the 1980s.