Around 63% of our Rowan-Salisbury Students are eligible to receive free or reduced lunch. This means that over 11,000 students in our school system may start the school year without the needed supplies and school uniforms. Having school supplies available to children helps them feel equal to the rest of the children starting school. When students have the needed tools to succeed in school, they want to be there, they want to work, and they are able to succeed. Please help Rowan-Salisbury students have a great school year, donate supplies and school uniforms today. There are many ways to help. As you are shopping for your children or grandchildren, buy a little extra. If you don’t have children you buy for, help by purchasing items for a deserving child in your community. If you have gently used school uniforms that your child cannot wear anymore or a financial contribution for us to purchase a uniform for a student. We have made it very easy for everyone to help.
Drop off location
- The Gateway Building-204 E. Innes Street – please call and schedule an appointment time to drop off your donation.
Uniform Specifications for Rowan Salisbury Schools please follow the link below for each school.
About Communities In Schools of Rowan County
Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Communities In Schools positions a dedicated site coordinator in the local school system. In this pivotal role, the coordinator works with school staff to identify students at risk of not graduating. He or she also addresses school and student needs and establishes relationships with local business partners, social service agencies, and parent and volunteer organizations to provide necessary resources. What sets Communities In Schools apart is its integrated student service model, which provides a comprehensive range of community-based interventions that can help each student reach his or her potential.
For over 30 years, Communities In Schools has worked to ensure that every child needs and deserves these "Five Basics":
- A personal one-on-one relationship with a caring adult
- A safe place to learn and grow
- A healthy start and a healthy future
- A marketable skill to use upon graduation
- A chance to give back to peers and community
CIS of Rowan County began in 1998 and was charted in 2001. Currently we are serving over 2,500 children and their families. Communities In Schools offers in-school mentoring and tutoring, supportive guidance to students and parents, transportation, school uniforms and supplies, referrals to community agencies and assistance with “emergency” clothing for students at the elementary schools.