Kind News FAQ
Due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the May/June 2020 issue of Kind News magazine will be available in digital format only. Please email email@example.com to receive the links to view the May/June issue.
If you subscribed before 4/30/2020 and provided an email address, we emailed you a digital version of the May/June 2020 issue. We will also extend your subscription term and send you one additional print issue.
Please email KindNews@RedRover.org with any questions.
Kind News™ magazine is an eight-page publication that helps children understand and respect animals and think about why treating animals and people with kindness matters. The magazine encourages both empathy and critical thinking in children by celebrating the human-animal bond and helps motivate children to take action to improve the lives of animals.
Kind News uses engaging articles and short features to emphasize issues affecting animals and provide tips for understanding animal behavior and caring for pets. Its appealing design and interactive content help enhance children’s enjoyment of reading, as well as spark critical thinking and thoughtful discussion.
Kind News is aligned with national teaching standards and can be easily integrated into school curriculum. The magazine can be ordered for an individual child (individual home subscription) or for a classroom. There are five issues throughout the school year for both home and classroom subscriptions.
The magazine is available in two versions: Kind News™, Jr., geared towards grades K-2, and Kind News™, geared towards grades 3-6.
Kind News Delivery Schedule
Delivery Date Range
September 7-11, 2020
November 9-13, 2020
January 11-15, 2021
March 1-5, 2021
May 3-7, 2021
Note: Delivery dates may vary slightly. Please allow up to two weeks from the delivery date range to receive your subscription(s).
Kind News is produced and sent out to subscribers every two months September through May.
Kind News Subscription Schedule
(When is my order due?)
We must have your order with payment by:
July 9, 2020
September 17, 2020
November 11, 2020
January 8, 2021
March 11, 2021
Please note that if you are subscribing or renewing a subscription to Kind News and your check arrives after the cutoff date, there may be a delay or interruption in service.
A bundle of one level (28 copies and a teacher’s guide) of each issue of Kind News, which arrives every two months five times throughout the school year beginning with the September/October issue.
A classroom subscription is $30 and it includes five (5) bundles of one reading level of Kind News. The bundles are delivered every over month during the school year. Each bundle contains 28 copies and a teacher guide. When purchasing 11 or more subscriptions, all customers are now entitled to a discount. The discount depends on the quantity of subscriptions purchased. Please refer to our pricing table below:
Kind News Pricing Table
# of Classroom Subscriptions
Price Per Subscription
11 – 50
51 – 100
101 – 250
Rates are good through 2020.
If you are trying to renew 50+ subscriptions, please contact 916-241-3513.
We are not able to customize the number of issues each classroom receives. If you need more copies, you will need to order another subscription. Some subscribers share extras with another teacher or school librarian.
Please call 916-241-3513 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a full list of ideas on how to fund your classroom, including letter templates for funding requests, click here.
- Since a year-long classroom subscription to Kind News is only $30.00, you could fund your classroom for one school year by requesting that each student bring in a small amount at the beginning of the year. For example, if you have a class with 30 students, you could ask that each student brings in $1.00.
- Why not get your students directly involved by having a class bake sale, car wash or other fun activity that reaches your community? You may even be able to raise the money for your subscription by holding just one of these events.
- Request to speak at your next meeting for your school’s PTO, PTA or parent organization to ask the organization to consider funding the magazine for your classroom or even your entire grade level. Be sure to explain that Kind News not only teaches students why treating people and animals with kindness matters, but can also be integrated into many subject areas to enhance students’ reading levels and knowledge of content-focused subjects such as Science.
Kind News is consistently praised by teachers as an excellent supplementary resource that requires little or no prep.
Kind News is aligned with national education standards and can be integrated smoothly into subjects like math, science and language arts. The teacher’s guide included with each classroom subscription contains suggested standard-aligned activities that can easily be expanded or adapted to meet the needs of your classroom.
Yes, a subscription entitles you to five issues of Kind News. If you subscribe after the school year begins, the subscription will be carried over into the next school year. Please see the Kind News Subscription Schedule above for issue order deadlines.
Please call 877-902-9757.
An individual subscription is $10, includes one reading level of the magazine, and is delivered five (5) times throughout the school year.
Individual subscriptions consist of one copy of one level of each issue sent directly to a child’s home.
Please call 877-902-9757.
As of January 2019, everyone is eligible for a discount on classroom subscriptions! Discounts are based on the number of subscriptions purchased. Please see our pricing table for more information.
To view current discounted rates and place an order/renew existing Kind News subscriptions, please visit kindnews.org/subscribediscount to complete the form or call 877-902-9757.
Teachers who wish to be added to the Adopt-a-Classroom waiting list are added based on need, Title I school status and on a first-come first-served basis. Donations to our general classroom fund fluctuate so assignment of a sponsor is not guaranteed.
Please contact KindNews@redrover.org or (916) 241-3513.
RedRover will furnish replacement issues when there is a shipping or printing error, but we reserve the right to deny replacement requests if requests have exceeded a reasonable number within the subscription year(s).
Please keep in mind that we are not responsible for damage to magazines from the weather or acts of God. In all cases, we will work with our customers to provide the highest level of care.
Please contact KindNews@redrover.org or (916) 241-3513 for assistance.
We are not accepting content submissions for Kind News at this time. Please check back again later.
Through the Adopt-a-Classroom program, humane agencies, businesses and other individuals or groups can “adopt” elementary school classes by providing them with gift subscriptions of Kind News. RedRover maintains a waiting list of classroom teachers who would like to be added to the Adopt-a-Classroom waiting list. For more information, click here.