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 Dean Thompson, VP of Advancement, firstname.lastname@example.org or 704.943.9440.
Friend and Fundraising Events
Dine Out For Kids® (June)
Dine 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. Click here to see a list of our 2019 Sponsors and Participating Restaurants.
Join Communities In Schools and friends in September each year for our “Lowcountry” fundraising and “friendraising” event, featuring a delicious lowcountry menu, craft brews, live music, and a fabulous Silent Auction. Corporate sponsors and party hosts needed.
School Tools Campaign (August)
The “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)
Communities 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.