The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Second Chance Prom – October 25, 2014

Our biggest fundraiser of the year is quickly approaching. On Saturday, Oct. 25, we will hold our 2nd Chance Prom fundraiser at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center. It’s a great time to show your support for CIS and for the children we serve by enjoying a fun evening full of music, dancing, auctions, 50/50 drawings, the coveted King and Queen crownings, refreshments and desserts. Last year was our first year hosting this event and it was a ton of fun. We had guests from ages 21 to 71 who wanted to “relive” a great prom experience or create a new prom memory because they didn’t have a great prom to begin with.

The evening’s attire is dressy, but that ranges from tuxes and gowns to “church clothes” to a suit & cocktail dress and even retro prom outfits for some. Basically, we tell people to dress it up as much as they’d like. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 a couple — a very reasonable night out for a couple or a group of friends!

Sponsorships also are available ranging from $1,000 to $250. Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased HERE!

2014 2CP sponsor letter

2014 Sponsor Level Sheet

Buy Tickets online HERE!

School Supply Drive – Help CIS Stuff the Bus!

Our School Supply Drive (AKA Stuff the Bus) is our annual event to help get Lee County students prepared  for the upcoming school year by supplying them with much needed school supplies. EVERY year we collect school supplies that are distributed to students and teachers right here in Lee C County.

Communities In Schools of Lee County will have multiple drop off locations this year: Walmart, all three Walgreens locations, BB& T (Spring Lane or Horner Blvd) and the CIS office.

The campaign will run from July 28 until August 22; look for the YELLOW bins at the front of each location to drop your supplies into!

No time to shop? You can also make a monetary donation to Communities In Schools designated for “Schools Supplies” to P.O . Box 1132 Sanford, NC 27331.

Next time you are out and about: don’t leave our bins bare, donate some school supplies while you’re there!

Help us to kick off the school year by donating school supplies to ensure student success!

Supply Wish List & Locations



Congratulations to Krista Lawrence of Sanford for winning our first Grocery Store Dash raffle!  Krista was able to fill her cart with $338.71 of groceries for her $10 raffle ticket purchase!

A Big Thank You to Greg Adams and Piggly Wiggly of Sanford for their participation in the event.



For every dollar donated .83 goes directly impacts CIS youth here in Lee County!

All donations are tax deductible!