This cause is very personal for me. I am a teacher working in a middle school directly supported by Communities in Schools. They are definitely a godsend, providing supplies to support our students and our classrooms! Besides supplies (and snacks!) they look out for those students who may not be attending school for various reaasons. They provide support to students whose behavior in class is disruptive, lookig for the cause, rather tan focusing on the symptoms. If you're able to donate, please do.
The Communities In Schools’ (CIS) Stuff The Bus School Supply Drive is one of city's largest school supply drives that serves thousands of under-served students and families. Many of these families are below the poverty line and cannot afford all the supplies their children need to start their school year. The funds raised through this event will be given to over 100 CIS partnering schools (elementary-high school) across 12 school districts to purchase supplies for any student in need at that campus. The Stuff The Bus School Supply Drive helps to alleviate the stress of back-to-school expenses and allows students to focus on their education with the tools they need to be successful.