Kids Including & Nurturing Disabilities

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The Most Important Subject In Every School Is Kindness

Every child is a gift, with unique traits and talents. No two children are alike. Some will face challenges and have special abilities that others will not. It is critical that these challenges bring us closer together, not create barriers or limitations. By teaching inclusion and kindness from a young age, our schools can create a community of acceptance that unlocks the potential in each child.

What is KIND?

KIND of the Upstate is a non-profit organization founded on the principles of promoting kindness toward all children. We work with area schools to hold KIND DAYS, in which we teach the importance of inclusion through multiple learning experiences and resources. Our goal is to educate young children on the importance of embracing and celebrating our differences in order to make all children feel like they belong.

2024 Participating Schools

Augusta Circle Elementary School
Christ Church Episcopal School
First Presbyterian Weekday School
Pine Street Elementary School
Roebuck Elementary School
Sara Collins Elementary School
Westminster Weekday School
Spartanburg Day School
Spearman Elementary School
And More!

“The best thing KIND does is bring awareness to the need for incluson and acceptance for all children, regardless of their differences or challenges. I have a sister with special needs and it would have been great to have the support of a group like KIND when we were growing up. I am so thankful for the work they do with schools, fostering inclusion with children.”

– Ashley Praytor

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2023-2024 Was A Great Year For KIND

During the 2023-2024 school year, we hosted thirty KIND days at seventeen different schools across the Upstate. A total of 2,700 students participated in KIND Days and over 3,000 books were donated to students, teachers, and school libraries.

Carry Kindness with you

Get Involved!

KIND loves volunteers – whether you’re a parent, educator or donor, we would be glad to have you on our team. Ask us how you can help support the mission!

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Donation Levels

  • Sponsor an entire Grade’s KIND Day (6 classes) – $1,500
  • Sponsor half a Grade’s KIND Day (3 classes)  – $750
  • Sponsor One Classroom for a KIND Day  – $250
  • Sponsor half of a Classroom’s KIND Day  – $125
  • Sponsor one child for a KIND Day  – $10
  • Other

We Need Your Help

In spite of the great strides we made in 2024, we are in need of donations in order to meet the needs of children in the area. KIND of the Upstate is a registered South Carolina 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 100% of your donation goes toward our mission and is tax-deductible to the extent of the law.