During the holiday season, CIS of Richmond sees an incredible amount of love and support from the community. To highlight just a few ways our partners and the students we serve are giving back to their community, we share this holiday cheer with you.
Verisk Health supported John Rolfe Middle School with a back-to-school supply drive and came back in November to deliver several boxes of holiday food items & gift cards for John Rolfe families.
Capital One purchased, packed and decorated 484 Thanksgiving boxes. Families across our network had meals for a happy Thanksgiving this year, thanks to their support.
Richmond’s Christmas Mother supported 15 Performance Learning Center young mothers who are working hard to graduate and provide for their children. These young ladies received items on their holiday wish lists including diapers, food and gifts.
Albert Hill Students participated in the Change for Children fundraiser to support the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Through the Change for Children Campaign, students raised $97.91 and celebrated their efforts with a pizza party.
St. Christopher’s, St. Catherine’s and Collegiate Schools teamed up to provide a holiday shopping experiences for Overby-Sheppard Elementary School students. This year students at the three partnering schools raised funds and took 93 Overby students on a shopping trip to Dick’s Sporting Goods in Short Pump. Each student was paired with a volunteer shopper and received a $100 gift cards to purchase items.
Elkhardt Middle School teacher Ms. Van-neisha Johnson and her students organized a holiday food drive over the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving. Ms. Johnson and her students tied the effort to a fall Harvest Fest that cost attendees a dollar and/or a canned food item to participate. It was a big hit with more than 40 families participating – all to support the hungry this holiday season.