Communities in Schools holding Back to School Supply Drive

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — 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.

Communities In Schools of Brunswick County operates programs proven to keep students in school and on the path to graduation.

Supplies for the drive will be collected at all CIS Thrift Shop locations in Brunswick County, the CIS main office in Southport and at all SECU locations in Brunswick County beginning Wednesday.

The CIS Thrift Shops are located in Boiling Spring Lakes, Leland, Southport, and Sunset Beach. They sell new and used donated items to raise money for CIS programs and help students succeed.

The “Back to School Supply Drive” is a joint effort between Communities In Schools and Brunswick County Schools including partner organizations 1-800-Packrat and the St. James Service Club.

How to donate

Items that are needed include: backpacks, spiral notebooks (college ruled), loose leaf paper (college ruled), #2 pencils and erasers, colored pencils, dry erase markers, blue or black ink pens, two 3 inch – 3 ring binder, dividers for 3 inch binders, headphones or earbuds and pencil pouches for binders.

CIS Brunswick County School Supply Drive List

Financial gifts may also be made during the school supply drive and should be mailed to CIS of Brunswick County, P.O. Box 10087, Southport, NC 28461, or dropped off at the CIS main office in Southport.

Organizers will deliver the donated supplies to schools in early September to help students start the school year off right.

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. The CIS main office is located at 8520 River Road in Southport, 910-832-3494.

For more information, call (910) 832-3494 or email

Categories: Brunswick, Community, Local, News