CIS South Plains Receives $5,000 Grant From The Community Foundation of West Texas

LUBBOCK, TX (NEWS RELEASE) - Communities in Schools of the South Plains has received a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation of West Texas to establish an emergency fund to provide basic needs and hygiene items for at-risk students who receive support from Communities in Schools.

The mission of Communities in Schools of the South Plains is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Thanks to The Community Foundation of West Texas, almost 2,200 at-risk school children will have access to basic necessities and hygiene items. This goal aligns with Communities in Schools’ mission and vision to ensure that each child has every opportunity to be successful in school.

Established in 1981, the Community Foundation of West Texas is a regional philanthropic entity created by and for the people of the Texas South Plains region. The Community Foundation exists to improve quality of life in the region by helping area donors to give in ways that make an enduring impact on their community. In 2015, the Community Foundation and its affiliates awarded more than $1.7 million in grants and scholarships, funding projects of hundreds of nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies. Visit www.communityfoundationofwesttexas.org to learn more.

Communities in Schools is accepting donations to sustain the emergency fund and to expand and enhance current programs. For more information about Communities in Schools of the South Plains or how you can help support its community efforts, please visit www.cissouthplains.org or contact Jennifer Wall, Director of Development, at (806) 368-8090 / jennifer.wall@cissouthplains.org.

(News release from Communities in Schools of the South Plains)


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