Special Events / Sponsorships

Communities In Schools holds several special events and campaigns throughout the year. You can provide much needed support to the students we serve by attending, volunteering, participating in or sponsoring CIS events and/or campaigns.

To learn how you can get involved or for more information about any of the following opportunities, please contact our Advancement Office at advancement@cischarlotte.org.

Friend and Fundraising Events

Dine Out For Kids® (June)

Dine Out for KidsDine Out For Kids® is an annual event that offers area restaurants and their patrons, as well as local businesses and civic/faith organization members, the opportunity to demonstrate their support for public education and students/schools in our community that need additional resources. Participating restaurants donate a portion of the day’s sales to CIS. Corporate sponsors and participating restaurants are needed. 

All In For Kids (Fall)

Join Communities In Schools and friends for our fall  fundraising and “friendraising” event,  All In For Kids.  Corporate sponsors are needed. Click here to complete our Sponsorship Commitment Form.

Special Campaigns

School Tools Campaign (August)

School ToolsThe “School Tools Campaign” is a partnership between Communities In Schools, WSOC-TV, and Classroom Central to provide school supplies to children in Charlotte-Mecklenburg and 21 surrounding counties who may not have the necessary “tools” to make a successful start in school. This Campaign, initiated in 1997, has grown tremendously in the past several years and is a huge community event involving many volunteers throughout the region.

Holiday Season Campaign (November – December)

Each holiday season, Communities In Schools creates a holiday card inspired by the original artwork of a CIS student. For a minimum donation per card, Communities In Schools will send cards in honor or in memory of friends and family, stating that a gift has been made to Communities In Schools.

Park Road Book Tree Initiative (November – December)

Park RoadCommunities In Schools and Park Road Books in Park Road Shopping Center team up each year to give the joy of reading and books to CIS students.  A tree in Park Road Books’ store is decorated with ornaments created by our students, including the name, age, and “book wish” of a student.  Customers who select an ornament are given a 20% discount on a book purchased for the student.  It’s a wonderful way to give a new book to a child who may never have had a book of his or her own.