On Friday, September 8th, Communities in Schools of Washington (CIS) partnered with the Washington State Fair to collect school supplies for students in the CIS network. This is the second year fair participants were invited to provide a donation of new school supplies at the gold or red gate and receive free admission into the fair from 10:30am – 12:30pm immediately following the rodeo parade. Over 60 CIS volunteers helped collect school supplies and raise awareness for Communities In Schools programs.
This year, thanks to generous community donors, Communities In Schools of Washington successfully collected over 30,000 school supply items with an estimated value of $30,500. The proceeds were divided among Communities In Schools affiliates in Washington State and will provide support for students in over 18 different school districts.
CIS would like to provide a special thanks to the Washington State Fair and Peninsula Truck Lines, Inc. for their support.
To view pictures from the event please click here.