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School Supply Drive

Communities In Schools of Brunswick County and CIS Thrift Shops are hosting the annual “CIS Back to School Supply Drive” during the month of 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.

There are four CIS Thrift Shops located conveniently throughout the county for easy school supply drop-off. CIS Thrift Shops are located in Boiling Spring Lakes, Leland, Southport, and Sunset Beach. 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.

How to Donate

The supply list includes items needed by multiple grade levels: 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, three-ring binders; dividers for 2-inch binders; headphones or earbuds; and pencil pouches for binders or school supply boxes.

Any items from the supply list can be donated. Businesses and individuals can also provide monetary donations 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.

CIS will have large yellow donation bins located at each CIS Thrift Shop and a collection point located at the CIS Administration office in Boiling Spring Lakes. This year we are sending out a challenge to partner organizations and Brunswick County residents to help CIS make this the best Back to School Supply Drive yet! Last year, we were able to collect enough school supplies to fill ¾ of a storage container, but missed the mark on stuffing it full. This is the year we can do it with your help! We want to get supplies to students as quickly as possible once school begins, so donations are needed as soon as possible.

Financial gifts may also be made to support the school supply drive and can 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.

While school may look a little different this year, students will need these supplies more than ever. With more families struggling financially due to COVID-19, and students potentially needing supplies for home use and use in the classroom, more supplies will be needed to support students who otherwise would not be prepared for the start of the new school year.

Let’s join together to make certain all students, regardless of personal circumstance, have the tools needed to start the new school year ready to learn and grow.

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.

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