How to Help

Here is how you can help!

Donate

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Volunteer

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Adopt a School

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Provide Financial Support


Communities In Schools – Bay Area is a wise steward of resources. We limit administrative overhead costs to ensure that over 80% of our total dollars goes to providing direct service to at-risk youth. If you or your company are interested in becoming a Community Partner click the Donate button below.

Your donation can be a one time amount or you can make your support a monthly contribution.

You can also make a donation by mailing a check to:

Communities In Schools – Bay AreaP.O. Box 580096Houston, Texas 77258

By providing financial support you will be impacting the lives of thousands of youth and families in our community. Your gift will allow caring staff and volunteers to provide critical assistance with basic needs such as food, clothing and medical care, provide tutoring and mentoring opportunities for students in need of academic assistance and self-esteem building and encourage young people to see a world of opportunity by staying in school.

Communities In Schools-Bay Area, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Your contribution is tax deductible within the limits of the law. (CIS – Bay Area has a no refund policy).

Help support Communities In Schools – Bay Area. We Welcome Your Time, Your Talents and Your Generosity!

Thank you for supporting the youth in our community!

In-Kind Donations


In-kind donations such as holiday gifts, school supplies, academic incentives (e.g. gift certificates & music CDs), food, clothing and books also provide important resources for CIS students.

Clear Creek ISD General School Supply Needs


Elementary School 
Pocket folders
Clear or mesh backpacks
Spiral notebooks
Hand sanitizer
3x5 index cards
Red pens
Pocket folders with and without brads
Wide ruled notebook paper
Composition notebooks
Zipper pencil pouch

Middle Schools
Pocket folders
Map pencils
1” binders with pockets
3x5 index cards
5-tab dividers
Notebook paper
5 subject spiral notebooks
"Marble” composition books

Junior High School
Notebook paper
Spiral notebooks
Brad folders with pockets
Pens
Pencils with erasers
Highlighters
Map pencils
Composition books
3x5 index cards

Dickinson ISD General School Supply Needs


Elementary School
Construction paper
Plastic and brad folders
Crayons
Glue sticks
Wide ruled filler paper
Wide ruled composition books
1.5” hardback vinyl binders

Intermediate Schools
1” and 3” binders
Single subject spirals
Composition books
Wide ruled notebook paper
Blue black and red pens#2 pencils
Glue sticks
3x5 index cards
Map pencils

High Schools
1.5” binders
College ruled notebook paper
Composition Books
Thumb drives

High School
1.5” binders
Composition Books
Notebook paper
Thumb drives

If you have questions about making an in-kind donation please contact Peter at: peterw@cisba.org

Special Initiatives

TUTORING/MENTORING PROGRAMS
By assisting students one-on-one in their academic areas of need one hour per week, you not only help them academically but you become their mentor. A mentor serves as a positive adult influence and a caring and compassionate sounding board. By tutoring one hour per week, you can help a child raise his or her self-esteem, gain a greater understanding of educational and work opportunities available to them and, most of all, let them know that someone truly cares about them as an individual.
SPECIAL EVENT OR PROGRAM VOLUNTEER
Serve as a chaperone for a local field trip or assist with preparation and coordination of the event for a few hours. Donate your time for a few hours on a specific day or for the entire planning of a special program or event.

As a Business

As a business you can help children and young people stay in school and prepare for life by:Encouraging your employees to volunteer.Volunteering to host a tour of your business.Providing in-kind support or incentives for kids.Providing financial support.


Volunteer

CIS – BAY AREA VOLUNTEERS
Giving of your time and resources creates a significant positive change in the life of a child. By giving of your time as a tutor, mentor or special event volunteer you are telling a child that you care about them as a person and that it is important to stay in school.

Wish List

Our Needs
There are many things you can donate to help a child stay in school and prepare for life. Here is our Campus Wish List:
Gifts cards: (Walmart, Target, Grocery or Gas cards)
Non-Perishable foods: (Peanut butter, jelly, spaghetti sauce, tuna, pastas, easy mac/mac n cheese, canned chicken, soup, ravioli, vienna sausages, snacks, cereal, canned fruit, applesauce, oatmeal, cereal bars, etc)

School Supplies

Crayons
Markers
Colored Pencils
Pencils
Glue (sticks and bottle)
Binders
Pencil boxes
Backpacks
Solid Color Folders with and without Brads
Spiral Notebooks
Scissors
Eraser
Construction Paper
Wide ruled filler paper
Wide ruled composition books
1.5 inch hardback vinyl binders
New toys (to use as birthday presents)
Children’s books

Clothes/Hygiene

Boys & Girls Pants (sizes 4-14)
Boys and Girls Shirts (sizes 4-14/XL)
Packaged Boys and Girls Underwear & Socks
Packaged training bras
Shoes – Sizes 10 - 6 youth

Tissues
Hand Sanitizers
Toothpaste,Toothbrush&Floss
Shampoos/Conditioner
Deodorant, Soap & Lotion
Brushes/Combs