The Kids In Need Foundation is pleased to announce a partnership with Sunny Delight Beverages Co. (SDBC) and the upcoming SunnyD® Book Spree. The program launches this August and will benefit the Kids In Need National Network of Resource Centers through a donation of up to $300,000 this year. “Teachers across the country are currently spending more than $550 of their own money on classroom supplies each year,” said Dave Smith, executive director, Kids In Need Foundation. “The SunnyD Book Spree is a great way for teachers, parents, and even students to provide books and other supplies for their classrooms.”

There are two ways to participate in the SunnyD Book Spree. Option one provides twenty free books to every classroom that submits twenty valid SunnyD UPC codes, while supplies last. The second option is to submit valid UPC’s, which will, in turn, donate 10 cents to the Kids In Need Foundation for each UPC submitted. SDBC guarantees a donation of at least $100,000. The donation will be used to procure school supplies that will be provided free to students nationwide. “Families have been supporting the SunnyD brand since our inception in 1964, and the SunnyD Book Spree is a great way to show our appreciation by helping to ensure that students receive the tools they need to succeed in the classroom,” said Mark Ozimek of Sunny Delight Beverages Co. “Teachers work hard to ensure their classrooms are properly equipped. The SunnyD Book Spree will assist them in this endeavor and provide some relief to their budget.” The SunnyD Book Spree will run from August 17 through November 14, 2009.