The Neediest Kids Program

The Neediest

Kids Program

42% of students in the DC metro experience poverty and a severe lack of resources.

In the D.C. Metropolitan area, 42% of students experience poverty and have their natural gifts and abilities muted because their shoes do not fit, their clothes are too small, they do not have the eyeglasses they need to see the board, or stubborn toothaches drown out the voice of the teacher.

Each year, NCCF distributes over $1,000,000 in goods and services to students in need. These items include brand new coats, school uniforms, shoes, school supplies, bedding, grocery store gift cards, personal hygiene products, laptops, and medical, vision, and dental care. With your support, we can provide basic essentials and remove the barriers of poverty. Together, we can help students benefit from a quality education that will define their future.



We need your support to ensure that poverty-stricken youth have the same shot at becoming economic contributors to a world society as the other 58% of their peers. The Neediest Kids program is funded SOLELY by individuals and corporations who make a direct impact on these barriers.

School Systems We Serve

TNK partners with 10 regional school districts with a total body of 800,000 students across 1,140 schools and educational facilities.


398K Students

District of Columbia

95K Students


311K Students


Local Businesses and Community Leaders Invested in the Region’s Schools

NCCF has assembled a group of prominent local businesses and community leaders to join the TNK Ambassadors Program in order to directly help address childhood poverty in the Washington Metropolitan Area by working to provide low-income and homeless students across the DMV area with basic necessities that will allow them to achieve academic success.

TNK Catalysts

Meet Our Ambassadors

District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia Public Charter Schools (DCPCS) - Phil and Janis Schiff
  • District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) - The Brickman Family Foundation
  • Maryland
  • Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) - The W. O'Neil Foundation
  • Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) - Richard and Donna Mahan
  • Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) - Michael and Vicki Herson
  • Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) - ONE SPEED Entertainment, Giant Food
  • Virginia
  • Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) - AVAILABLE
  • Arlington County Schools (APS) - AVAILABLE
  • Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) - Scott and Karen Nudelman
  • Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) - The Kay Family Foundation
  • We Need More Ambassadors

    If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador, please contact us by clicking below. We are excited to welcome you.


    Jermaine Lemons

    The Neediest Kids Program Director
    6301 Greentree Rd, Bethesda, MD 20817
    Phone No: (301) 365-4480, ext. 109

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