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CIS preparing students for success: August Back to School Supply Drive

Communities In Schools of Brunswick County and CIS Thrift Shops are hosting the annual “CIS Back to School Supply Drive” during August. Supplies will be collected at all CIS Thrift Shop locations in Brunswick County and the CIS main office in Boiling Spring Lakes beginning August 1.

Four CIS Thrift Shops are located in Boiling Spring Lakes, Leland, Southport, and Sunset Beach. The thrift shops sell new and used donated items to raise money for CIS programs which help students succeed in school and life. The CIS mission of surrounding students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life, ties in perfectly with our school supply drive for students. A 1-800-Packrat trailer will be located at the CIS Administrative office in BSL to collect and store donated items throughout the drive.

The “Back to School Supply Drive” is a joint effort between Communities In Schools and Brunswick County Schools including partner organizations 1-800-Packrat and the St. James Service Club. The goal is a comprehensive approach to collecting and donating school supplies for distribution to Brunswick County students, giving local businesses, churches, and community members a chance to participate and give back.

How to donate

The supply list items that are needed include: back packs, composition notebooks (wide ruled), spiral notebooks (college ruled), loose leaf paper (college ruled), #2 pencils and erasers, colored pencils, dry erase markers, glue sticks, blue or black ink pens, 2 inch and 3 inch – 3 ring binders, dividers for 2 and 3 inch binders, headphones or earbuds, and pencil pouches for binders.

Any item from the supply list can be donated. Businesses and individuals can also donate money that will be used specifically to purchase needed school supplies. “CIS Back to School Supply Drive” donations can be dropped off at any CIS Thrift Shop location or the CIS main office located at 3148 George II Highway, Unit 2 in Boiling Spring Lakes (beside of Joe Loves Lobster Rolls).

CIS will have school supply donation boxes located at thrift shop collection points and a 1-800-Packrat storage trailer located at the CIS Administration office for storing donated items until school starts. We want to get supplies to students as quickly as possible after school starts, so donations are needed as soon as possible.

Financial gifts may also be made during the school supply drive and should be mailed to CIS of Brunswick County, P.O. Box 10087, Southport, NC 28461, or dropped off at the CIS office in Boiling Spring Lakes. We will deliver the donated supplies to schools in late August to help students start the school year off right. CIS of Brunswick County is helping local students stay in school and succeed!

CIS Thrift Shop locations: Boiling Spring Lakes, 3000 George II Highway, 910-845-3555; Leland, 117-I Village Road, 910-769-6956; Southport, 1635 N. Howe Street, 910-457-7008; Sunset Beach, 1780-8 Chandlers Lane, 910-579-2300. CIS Administrative office location: 3148 George II Highway, Unit 2, Boiling Spring Lakes, 910-351-8007. For more information, call 910-351-8007 or email

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