The Kids In Need Foundation (KINF), a national non-profit dedicated to providing free school supplies to students most in need, will partner with Carrabba’s Italian Grill to host a Back-to-School Wine Pairing Dinner at over 200 Carrabba’s Italian Grill locations throughout the U.S on August 14.

For thirty years, Carrabba’s Italian Grill has been committed to supporting local communities. The Carrabba’s Cares program allows restaurants to raise funds for local non-profit organizations, making an impact in their immediate community. There are several ways diners can get involved to help:

RSVP for a Back-to-School Dinner. Carrabba’s Italian Grill will donate two dollars to KINF for every Back-to-School Wine Pairing Dinner sold and diners can reserve their seat at

Round Up Your Check. All week long from August 12 through August 18, Carrabba’s Italian Grill guests can also opt to round up their check in order to make an individual monetary donation to KINF in the amount of the nearest rounded dollar.

“The Kids In Need Foundation has donated over $1 Billion in school supplies to kids most in need around the country,” says Dave Smith, executive director of The Kids In Need Foundation. “As back to school season approaches, we are on a mission to ensure every child is prepared to learn and succeed in the classroom. We are grateful to Carrabba’s for their partnership and vison in helping us serve local communities around the country.”

The KINF Back-to-School Dinner will be hosted on a national scale, however, local kids, teachers and classrooms will benefit from the proceeds of the event. Carrabba’s Italian Grill and KINF will identify teachers with current applications on the platform, who are located near Carrabba’s restaurant locations, to receive support from the event.

KINF’s platform is a way for local donors to locate and directly support classrooms that are meaningful to them. Each summer, teachers from across the country can submit a personal statement and share how the classroom supplies will impact their students. Donors can search for a specific teacher, a city or state, school district and find classrooms in a community in need of support. Donors can fund all or a portion of the school supplies, called Classroom Supply Boxes, or even fund multiple schools within a district.

“We are thrilled to partner with KINF and support its important, local work in each of our Carrabba’s Italian Grill communities,” says Mike Kappitt, president of Carrabba’s Italian Grill. “Our guests share Carrabba’s long standing mission to give to those in need and we look forward to raising much needed funds for KINF through our fundraising efforts.”

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