CIS of Atlanta is partnering with Walmart locations throughout Georgia to collect school supplies for economically-disadvantaged students through the annual Build a Backpack Back-to-School Supply Drive. The supplies will help at-risk students start the new school year off on the right track by providing materials needed to attain success in the classroom.
From July 13 through Aug. 31, designated bins located in the front of select Walmart locations will allow shoppers to donate school supplies. All school supplies are needed, including backpacks, pencils, pens, erasers, crayons, markers, loose leaf paper, glue, binders, calculators, rulers and scissors. The Walmart stores where donations will benefit CIS of Atlanta are located at 1105 Research Center, Atlanta, GA 30331 (Cascade area) and 844 Cleveland Ave, East Point, GA 30344.
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) is also hosting a Back-to-School drive to support King Middle School students. Other organizations, including Frazier & Deeter and Infosys, have provided support in the past to CIS of Atlanta students through their own Back-to-School drives.
Finally, you can support CIS students from the comfort of your home by donating online.
Include "Back to School Supplies" in the "Campaign" box under Donor Information. A donation of just $25 can help a child be prepared for success when they return to school!