How You Can Help

Ways to Help Communities In Schools of Greenville…

The lives and well-being of children are the responsibility of adults.  They deserve our guidance and support to create situations where they can impact their own success. When you support Communities In Schools you’re not just taking up a worthy cause,  you’re helping the only school-based non-profit organization in Greenville County that designs child-by-child professional services. We welcome individuals, business and community partners to support our cause and resulting programs.


By making a cash donation you could help meet these costs!

$12,000 Yearly cost for curriculum and materials used by 50 students in an after-school program

$3,600 Average yearly cost to transport 50 students home from an after- school program

$2,100 Yearly cost to provide a nutritious snack for 50 students in an after-school program

$180 Cost to provide after-school or case management services to one student in a year

$300 Cost to provide monthly parent involvement activities at one school site

$500 Cost to provide 1 educational field trip for 50 students

$380 Cost for 1 certified teacher in an after-school program for 1 week

$150 Cost per student per year to provide incentives to encourage and reward achievement

$75 Cost to provide Christmas gifts of clothing, books, games, and toys for a child whose parents may not be able to afford these items.

Here are a few examples of how you can donate to Communities in Schools and help make a difference in childrens’ lives.

Christmas Sponsorships  Sponsor a child by purchasing gifts of clothing, books, games, and toys for children whose families may not be able to provide Christmas gifts. CIS will supply the student’s name, gender, age, clothing sizes, and wish listĀ items.

Office Supplies  Copy paper (white and colored), construction paper, tape, etc.

Incentives  Gift cards to area restaurants (KFC, Pizza Hut, Ryan’s, Applebee’s, McDonald’s, etc.); inexpensive items from Dollar Tree, Dollar General, etc. to be used as rewards for student behavior and good grades (decorative pencils, stuffed animals, puzzles, jewelry boxes, notepads, jewelry/hair accessories, toy cars, video games, etc.)

Children’s books appropriate for grades K-8  Many of our families do not have access to any books at home. We accept donations of books with illustrations as well as easy “chapter books.”

Hygiene Kits  Gallon Ziploc bags filled with hygiene items for students (toothbrush/toothpaste, soap, washrag, deodorant, lotion, shampoo/conditioner, laundry detergent, etc.). CIS can provide a comprehensive list of items to include.