Attention: CIS is working with Joe Loves Lobster Rolls in BSL and Mad River in SPT for student book drives this holiday season. Visit https://www.readbrightly.com/ to get ideas of popular and appropriate books for any grade level. Visit our Stay Informed page for more. Thanks Joe Loves Lobster Rolls and Mad River!

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CIS Thrift Shops help you celebrate National Thrift Shop Day

Celebrating thrifting is about to get even better! Each year on August 17 National Thrift Shop Day is observed across the United States. Communities In Schools of Brunswick County Thrift Shops want to help you celebrate National Thrift Shop Day and encourage people to shop CIS Thrift Shops for great deals! This holiday encourages people to visit local thrift shops and bring home something special. The word “thrift” actually comes from an old Norse word meaning prosperity. Visiting your local thrift shop will bring you prosperity in the savings you find on high quality, secondhand items.

CIS operates four thrift shops in Brunswick County to raise money and help support Action for Success dropout prevention programs in Brunswick County schools and other student focused programs throughout the county. Each purchase at CIS Thrift Shops allows .86 cents of every dollar spent to go to education programs that provide dropout prevention and support services in Brunswick County.

How to Celebrate National Thrift Shop Day:

Saving money is on the minds of everyone and shopping at thrift stores is becoming more and more popular.  Clothing, furniture and household goods are great finds among other hidden treasures within the walls of thrift shops.  To some, shopping at a thrift store isn’t even about the price (that’s just a bonus!) but instead, it’s about the adventure of finding vintage and antique items. People shop at thrift shops for various reasons, whether for the low prices, support of charity, or for environmental reasons such as recycling and keeping items out of landfills.

“The CIS Thrift Shops continue to amaze me with their ability to help generate revenue to support CIS programs in our local schools. Without our thrift shop customers and donors, CIS would not be able to provide the level of support and intervention we currently offer to Brunswick County students. Our shops are extremely customer friendly and the stores are always well-organized with high quality merchandise. I hope our friends and neighbors will take advantage of the opportunity to visit one or more of our shops during National Thrift Shop Day,” said Bonnie Jordan, CIS Executive Director.

Everyone appreciates the high-quality merchandise available at CIS Thrift Shops at deeply discounted prices. Our thrift shop staff and volunteers look through every batch of donations with care; pricing and preparing items for the sales floor that meet our standards for quality and cleanliness.

A great service to the community and to Brunswick County students, high quality merchandise, and low pricing make CIS Thrift Shops a retail establishment that people have come to love. CIS Thrift Shop staff and volunteers are dedicated to making your visit the most memorable shopping experience. Staff and volunteers offer shopping advice and go above and beyond to provide great customer service. CIS Thrift Shops are kept clean, organized, and welcoming to our new visitors as well as our long-time valued customers and community members.

Shopping at CIS Thrift Shops helps local students and families in Brunswick County, as the money raised goes back into CIS programs operating here in our local community. CIS provides the Action for Success Dropout Prevention Program located in Cedar Grove Middle School, Leland Middle School, Shallotte Middle School, South Brunswick Middle School, Waccamaw School serving K-8, and Supply Elementary, incorporating community volunteers to support student achievement. CIS also provides community-based Parenting Education Programs, 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) afterschool program, and Teen and Peer Court. Partnerships with Brunswick County Schools, the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office and others help make these programs possible.

The mission of CIS is based on the belief that “programs don’t save children, relationships do.” CIS surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CIS believes every child deserves a one-on-one relationship with a caring adult, a safe place to learn and grow, a healthy start and a healthy future, a marketable skill to use upon graduation and a chance to give back to peers and the community.

“By supporting CIS Thrift Shops you are investing in the success of local students and in strengthening your community,” said Bonnie Jordan, Executive Director of CIS Brunswick County.

CIS operates four thrift shops in Brunswick County – Boiling Spring Lakes, Leland, Southport, and Sunset Beach. For more information on CIS visit our CIS Thrift Shop page on the website.

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