Break 4 Kids

Spring Break is around the corner and, for most of us, this is a time when we can think about fun vacations, catching up on household tasks or just relaxing. Unfortunately, for many of the children that we serve, this is an unwelcome break from school, primarily because they will NOT have access to two meals a day. Even though the economy has begun to show resurgence, there is still a need for food assistance programs targeting children and families. And, food insecurity, or the lack of consistent access to adequate food, is of particular concern during extended breaks from the school breakfast and lunch programs.

Once again, Communities In Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick Co. is launching a Break 4 Kids Food Drive. This year, our goal is to provide a week’s worth of food for our families. But in order to do this, we need your help!

To participate in this event, you may pledge to fill a box(es) with the following items:

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION# OF UNITS PER BOX
18 oz. Creamy Peanut Butter1
18 oz. Grape Jelly1
26 oz. Spaghetti Sauce Traditional1
16 oz. Spaghetti1
16 oz. Pork and Bean2
7.25 oz. Macaroni and Cheese3
Hamburger Helper1
Tuna Helper1
6 oz. Canned Tuna2
Canned Chili1
16 oz. Canned Fruit Cocktail Lite Syrup2
7.5 oz. Corn Muffin Mix2
15 oz. Whole Kernel Corn2
15 oz. Short Cut Green Beans2
15 oz. Spaghetti O's2
Cereal (Low in Sugar)1

Contact Daytha Rueger at 973-5178 or drueger@CISWichita.org by March 2nd to make a pledge (Suggested pledge $50 per box)

Boxes need to be dropped off by March 9th at

Communities in Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County Inc.

412 S. Main, Ste 212, Wichita, KS 67202

(Call ahead for drop off times)

Thank you for helping make this effort a success!

Save the Date STAR Luncheon

The 2015 STAR Luncheon “Dream Big is scheduled for

April 28, 2015
Mid-America All-Indian Center
650 N. Seneca, Wichita, Ks 67203

Lunch Buffet at 11:30 a.m. – Program begins at Noon

The STAR (Student Triumph Awards Recognition) Luncheon provides an opportunity for the community to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of Communities In Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick Co. students. Each year, we honor students from each CIS of Wichita/Sedgwick Co. school who have made significant progress in the areas of academics, behavior, and attendance, and we honor a family who has overcome great obstacles for their children to achieve success.  In addition, one school receives an award for their community service activities. Our guests include business and community leaders, superintendents and school officials from Wichita, Valley Center, Haysville and Derby.

 

Contact Executive Director, Nancy Hinten of Communities In Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick Co. for further information at 973-5111.

2015 Rock the Keys Thanks YOU

2015 Rock the Keys Sponsors

As we near our 2015 Rock the Keys Annual Fundraising Event we wanted to give a big THANK YOU to our 2015 RTK Sponsors, shown above. We have a big night of FUN planned for you and are so happy you have chosen to be a part of our special night! Thank you to our Sponsors, Hosts, Board Members, Staff, Volunteers and Event Committee for making this night possible.

HOSTS

Tim and Brooke Aziere

Neil and Sharon Carlson

Tom Carson

Mark and Susan Douglass

Phil and Judy Frick

John and Barbara Fuller

Dale and Suzanne Graham

Michael and Freda Haynes

Mel and Susan Hussey

Barry and Carol Linnens

David and Terri Moses

Chris and Renee Reed

Greg and Barb Scafe

Wayne and Julie Toman

Pat and Susan Walston

Lori Wenrich

THANK YOU 

ABODE VENUE

BUTTER BEER & BACON

TRUFFLES CATERING

FLYIN’ MONKEY PHOTOBOOTH

NEW BLOOM PHOTOGRAPHY

HOWL AT THE MOON HOWL 2 GO

KISMET PRODUCTIONS

RON ALLEN AUCTIONS

SHAY CHIC EVENTS & DESIGNS

We are running out of tickets! Call 316-973-5110 to get yours or grab them HERE

Annual Fundraiser Rock the Keys Coming SOON!

The biggest night of the year is coming, you will not want to miss out!

RTK logo

January 24, 2015

Venue at Abode

6:30 pm Dinner & Silent Auction

8:00 pm Dueling Pianos & Live Auction

Rock the Keys benefits a great cause, students in our community. We know you will want to be a part of it, because helping students is important. Join 300+ guests, including men and women of all ages, for this year’s festivities.

Event Features

Dinner • Dessert • Live Auction • Silent Auction

Dueling Pianos • Cocktails • Wine Pull

Dueling Pianos

Write it down or just yell it out! Whether it’s a song request or some good old fashioned heckling, the event thrives on crowd participation. Requests are made through tips and song requests may be given priority with a larger denomination tip.

Call today to get your tickets or follow the link below….you won’t want to miss out!  316.973.5110

Get Your Tickets HERE

The Work of a Child, To Be Forever Cherished

CIS Thanks

Some of our 5th graders at Jefferson Elementary spent their art classes working hard on this piece that was displayed at the We Care Dinner put on by the Downtown YMCA here in Wichita. The We Care Thanksgiving Dinner & Coat Drive caters to over 1,000 meals for kids and adults during the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

We received feedback from the YMCA on how wonderful of a job our children did on this project and we are so proud! Thank you to the Downtown YMCA for this opportunity and thank you to our children who helped make this Thanksgiving a really special one for so many people!

 

 

We also appreciate everyone who participated in our 30 Days of Thanks during the month of November! Stay tuned for more upcoming Events and FUN!

 

We Need YOUR Help this Holiday Season

Looking to help out this Holiday Season?! Interested in supporting a family for Christmas?! We could use your help!

 

Adopt a Family

Businesses, individuals or groups can adopt a family or multiple families this holiday season.  CIS of Wichita/Sedgwick County will provide you with a Wish List of information for each family member, including the name, gender, age and clothing size.  All gifts must be purchased and delivered to our offices between December 5th and December 12th, 2014. 

 

 

To donate please contact Daytha Rueger at 316-973-5178 

 

Need Volunteers for Upcoming Reality U!

Communities In Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick Co. will be hosting Reality U at East High School on Thursday, November 20th and Friday, November 21st.  Reality U is an exercise that helps youth understand some of the “realities” involved in preparing for an employable future and adulthood.  The goals of Reality U are to show teens that their performance in school today will affect their future, and give teens a chance to learn and practice personal finance skills in a fun way.

Community volunteers are needed to help staff the 14 booths at Reality U. Volunteers will be responsible for assisting students with their purchases or selecting services. Volunteers may sign up for a two-hour block of time between 8:00 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. All volunteers receive an orientation and training prior to the event.

 

*For more information or to volunteer, contact Daytha Rueger at 973-5178 or drueger@ciswichita.org.

 

Thank you,

Holiday Assistance, Last Chance for Thanksgiving Donation!

Interested in helping make sure families in the Community have a wonderful Holiday?! Here is how you can get involved this Holiday Season!

Thanksgiving Fund

An $80 donation to the Thanksgiving fund will allow CIS of Wichita/Sedgwick County to purchase a Thanksgiving meal that feeds a family of 4-6 people.  Donations must be made on or before November 7, 2014.

 

Adopt a Family

Businesses, individuals or groups can adopt a family or multiple families this holiday season.  CIS of Wichita/Sedgwick County will provide you with a Wish List of information for each family member, including the name, gender, age and clothing size.  All gifts must be purchased and delivered to our offices between December 5th and December 12th, 2014. 

 

 

To donate please contact Daytha Rueger at 316-973-5178 

What Are YOU Thankful For?

Happy November! What a chilly weekend it has been here in Wichita, Ks but this weather means ‘Tis the Season to all of us at Communities in Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County. November is a time for giving Thanks so what better way to do so then giving Thanks each day of this month! We challenge you to “Like” our Facebook page and share with us each day what you are THANKFUL for, I promise we will do the same.

 

For starters, we would like to give Thanks for each one of you. Whether you have stopped by our website/page at some point with the interest in your heart to give back or for the positive support you have shown we want to Thank YOU for being a part of Communities in Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County and in doing so, helping us Make A Difference.

Thanks a TON for all of the support!

 

Reminder: Tonight we FALL BACK

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Here’s to 30 THANKFUL days in November!

 

‘Tis the Season

Have you gotten started on your Holiday shopping yet!? We have recently been chosen to be a part of Amazon Smile. When you get ready to buy gifts this Holiday Season www.smile.amazon.com is now offering an option to select Communities in Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County as your Charitable Organization to support! So that every time you shop on www.smile.amazon.com Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to Communities in Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County.

 

It is quick and easy to get started! Simply visit www.smile.amazon.com and Sign In to your Amazon account and you can Search for Communities in Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County, click Select and ta-da HAPPY SHOPPING! You should then receive an email such as the following;

Amazon Smile

 

Communities in Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County wants to wish YOU a very Happy Holidays!