7th Annual Are You Smarter Than an Elementary Student 2013 are you smarterLOGO

This year marks the 7th annual Are You Smarter Than An Elementary Student trivia night, where all proceeds will benefit Children First/Communities In Schools! Join us on Thursday, May 3 from 6:30-9:00 at our new swanky venue, The New Belgium Brewhouse at 21 Craven Street in the River Arts District in Asheville. Heavy Hors D’oeuvres and a cash bar for beer & wine will be available. $300 for a team of up to 6 people or $450 for Teacher’s Pet! So, grab your smartest friends, make a team, and come out to compete for great prizes, as well as the coveted title of Valedictorian! Thursday, May 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 at the New Belgium Brewhouse


First Place: 6 ziplining passes for Navitat Canopy Adventures

Second Place: 6 tickets to the Orange Peel Music Club

Third Place: 6 “cesspool of Sin” t-shirts from Image420


Cash bar of beer and wine on tap
Heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts including ice-cream from The Hop
Great raffle items for only $5 per ticket! including a 10 ft. Kayak, Pearl Earrings, dinner & theater tickets or a spa package!
A fun school themed night of trivia by Trivia Master Kipper
The chance to win amazing prizes
• Most importantly, the chance to help our community’s most vulnerable children!

For $300, teams can have 4-6 players

$450 will buy you a Teacher’s Pet team. 

As Teacher’s Pet, you and your teammates will get to sit at the front of the class, get a free drink and raffle ticket, be first in line for food and fun, get partial credit for close answers, and even get extra credit opportunities! In addition to food and brews, each member of your Teacher’s Pet team will receive 5 raffle tickets for even more chances to win big prizes!

Questions? Contact Kate Frost at 828-214-5052 or email KateF@childrenfirstbc.org

(she’s the one on the right!)




WLOS Apple SmileBreak the Hunger Food Drive

Children First/CIS will be the beneficiaries of the 5th Annual WLOS Break the Hunger Food Drive, sponsored by WLOS News 13, Carolina Furniture Concepts, and Two Men & a Truck

This food drive is to help keep kids from going hungry during summer break. We are asking supporters to bring non-perishable food items on TBD to Carolina Furniture Concepts on Airport Road between 4:30AM to 7PM.

Staff and volunteers from News 13  will collect canned goods, formula,  rice and other non-perishables. Other essential items like diapers, toothpaste, and toilet paper will also be  accepted.

Here is a grocery list of items that are distributed through our food pantry:

• Cereal
• Dry beans
• Rice
• Peanut Butter
• Jelly
• Soup
• Tuna Fish
• Canned Chicken
• Pasta
• Macaroni Cheese
• Mayonnaise/Ketchup
• Tomato Sauce/Pasta Sauce
• Cooking Oil
• Canned Vegetables/Fruits
• Sugar
• Self-Rising Flour
• Corn Meal
• Evaporated or Powdered Milk
• Individually wrapped snack items
• Granola Bars

Upcoming Classes


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Triple P: Positive Parenting Program®  is one-on-one consultation with a Triple P trained professional.  Call 828-252-4810 or email NatashaA@childrenfirstbc.org to arrange for a consultation. This class is open to anyone in Buncombe County

Motheread Classes: The 10-week series of Motheread classes are free to the public and occur on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 at the Children First/CIS Family Resource Center on the campus of Emma Elementary School. Dinner is served and childcare is provided to relieve any barriers parents may face in attending the classes.  To get on the waiting list, please call 828-259-9717.



 Manage a Food Drive

WEBLooking for a project that will have a big impact? Then facilitate a food drive with your church, civic organization, book club, or close group of friends! With the recent cuts in SNAP benefits, and more cuts looming in the future, we have noticed an increase in demand for food from our food pantry. One mother of two teen-age daughters came to pick up a food box and mentioned these cuts.  She said “I have had $36 a month cut from our food benefits, that’s how much I spent on meat for two weeks. I shop at the dollar store, to make my food budget stretch.”

Below is a list of food and personal care items: (FYI: personal care items cannot be bought with SNAP benefits)

Breakfast food items
Dry beans and Rice
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Tomato Sauce
Tuna Fish
Macaroni Cheese
Cooking Oil

Shampoo/ Conditioner
Laundry Soap
Dish Detergent (not for a dishwasher)
Deodorant (women and men)
Diapers all sizes (4’s & 5’s and Pull Ups are our most popular request)
Soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes
Hand Sanitizer


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