Setting Up Kids
for Success in School

Our Mission

Always Be Kind

The Rachel Quinn Children’s Foundation is dedicated to the well-being and educational enrichment of children on Long Island. With direct support to students and classrooms and community building activities we aim to spread, inspire and reward the characteristics of kindness that Rachel Quinn embodied.


To achieve our goals, we’ve given out nearly 1,500 backpacks filled with school supplies, since 2022, and we continue to grow our network of schools every year. Bags and supplies help alleviate the first burden, the financial barrier to success.  

We work with organizations like the Boys and Girls club to sponsor classes in arts, music and dancing. Exposing kids to creative pursuits at a young age can foster passions and skills under the guidance of an experienced teacher. These can lead to healthy forms of self expression, opportunities for scholarships down the road or possible career ambitions.  

RQCF sponsors kindness awards for students in our schools that show exceptional empathy, kindness and support to their fellow students and their communities.  By taking time out of an end of the year graduation ceremony to call out a student for their compassion and celebrate them, we reinforce their kindness and remind others that there is value in choosing that path for themselves.     

How We Help

The Rachel Quinn Children’s Foundation exists to empower kids through their education.


Join us in supporting the journey of students on Long Island by breaking down barriers to learning. We start by supplying students in need with backpacks and the supplies to start their year off right. We continue to support them by sponsoring teams and activities that inspire passion, teamwork and creativity. There will be opportunities for us to sponsor motivational events that stress kindness, empathy and awareness.