CIS supply drive comes to an end

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 26, 2016

SALISBURY — This year marks the Rowan County Communities in Schools’ (CIS) 17th year of collecting supplies for area children. This year, the drop-out prevention organization collected over 24,000 school supply items for local students.

CIS extends a special thank-you to: the United States Postal Service, City of Salisbury, St. John’s Lutheran Church, First Presbyterian Church, Belk of Salisbury, Trinity Living Center, Life Church, Masonic Lodge of Salisbury Schneider Electric, Freightliner (Daimler), Food Lion, Chick-Fil-A, Novant Health Rowan Medical Center, F & M Bank, Salisbury Elks, First Bank, Bank of North Carolina, SunTrust Bank, Salisbury Kiwanis Club, Church Women United and their many volunteers for their continued support.

The collection of supplies benefits students CIS serves at Isenberg, Koontz, Overton, Hanford Dole and North Rowan elementary schools and North Rowan and Knox middle schools. Last year CIS provide services for over 3,400 students.

Communities In Schools of Rowan County is a United Way Agency and receives support from Rowan-Salisbury Schools, the Margaret C. Woodson Foundation, Salisbury Community Foundation, the Blanche and Julian Robertson Family Foundation, state and national CIS organizations and donations from many community members to fulfill its  mission to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. For more information visit the site at or e-mail