Backpack of School Supplies

Supply a child with a backpack filled with school supplies for this school year.


Provides a weekend food backpack for an entire year for a child with food insecurity.

Weekend Food Backpack

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Upcoming Events

July 19, 2024


july to august

Back to School Drive

end of august

Back to School BBQ

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Make a difference – become a volunteer and help shape brighter futures for our community.

Become a Volunteer

Legacy giving allows you to make a lasting impact by designating charitable contributions through their wills or estate plans.

Legacy Giving

Engage your family or workplace by collecting items most needed by our students and families.

Collect & Give Items

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Collect & Give Items

At Communities In Schools of Thomasville, your donations are essential to our mission, directly impacting and enriching the lives of our students. You are the vital thread of our 'community of support,' empowering students to thrive in school and beyond.

here's how you can make a tangible difference

  • School Supplies: From pencils to composition books, your contributions ensure our students have the tools they need to excel.
  • Clothing: Hoodies, coats, shoes – your donations provide warmth and dignity to those in need.
  • Hygiene Items: Help students feel confident and cared for with essential hygiene products.
  • Non-perishable Food: Fill hungry bellies with nutritious snacks and meals, ensuring no child goes to bed hungry.

**Drop off your donations at CIS of Thomasville, 19 E. Guilford Street, Thomasville, NC 27360.**

Your generosity knows no bounds. Together, we're transforming lives, one donation at a time. Join us in making a lasting impact today!

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Legacy Giving

Legacy gifts provide forward-looking support and offer a number of advantages to you and your family. You can secure the legacy of empowering future generations by considering a legacy gift to Communities In Schools of Thomasville, ensuring lasting impact for years to come.

In partnership with Communities In Schools of Thomasville (CIS), you can leave a legacy that will affect sustainable change in the lives of underserved students across the country for years to come.

Legacy gifts create reliable funding streams, ensuring we have sustainable resources to support our mission in reaching the remaining students in need of our services. Additionally, legacy gifts to CIS are a fantastic way to both demonstrate your passionate support for education equality while also securing personal tax benefits for your future plans.

A typical legacy gift is bequest language designating a gift to Communities In Schools of Thomasville within a will or trust. Please reference the below sample bequest language that uses our legal name Communities In Schools of Thomasville, Inc. and federal tax identification number 56-1838845:

I bequeath [the sum of $ ____ ] [an amount equal to ____% of the net value of my estate] [a specific asset or collection of assets such as securities, real estate, or tangible personal property] [all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate] to Communities In Schools of Thomasville, Inc. (Tax Identification # 56-1838845), a non-profit organization headquartered in Thomasville, NC.

CIS is happy to discuss your future plans and goals. If you have any questions and would like to speak with a member of our staff, please contact Heather Kapp at kapph@cisthomasville.org.


Join our vibrant community of volunteers dedicated to making a meaningful difference in the lives of students. Together, we're building brighter futures and fostering a sense of belonging and support for every child.

Join CIS of Thomasville as a compassionate volunteer and become a champion for students on their journey to success. School personnel need your help to navigate the many challenges students face. Together, through mentorship and support, we can empower students, foster their resilience, and ensure they thrive.

Possible Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Tutor a specific subject or student, one-on-one
  • Mentor a student
  • Be a lunch or breakfast buddy
  • Serve as a classroom helper
  • Proctor testing

If you are interested in volunteering, you can complete the form online or download a printable copy of the volunteer packet by clicking on the images.

If you complete the paper forms, you can mail or drop off at:

Communities In Schools
Thomasville City Schools
19 East Guilford Street
Thomasville, NC 27360 

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Volunteer Application for Mentoring Students

Volunteer Application for Other Activities

English Application

Aplicación en español

English Application

Aplicación en español

Volunteer application

Formulario de solicitud de voluntariado en español