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We believe that every child deserves to reach their full potential. When you give, you make sure they have the tools they need to succeed in school.
You provide one on one support from caring adults, tutors, mentors, school supplies, and even food.

What happens when you give? Children thrive!

You can also mail your donation to

Children First/Communities In Schools
PO Box 16695
Asheville, NC 28816

Have a question or need more information?
Contact  info@childrenfirstbc.org

Lunch Buddies and 1-on-1 After School Tutoring

Sign up for a semester to tutor a child in math or reading, either during their lunchtime or after school.


Holiday Giving

Help collect gifts for children to be provided in December.


Backpack Bonanza

Help assemble backpacks that provide supplies and food to children in need.

Organize a Resource Supply Drive

at your place of business, school, or organization for example for school supplies, food, learning materials, and/or personal care items that aren’t covered by food stamps.
An example needs list can be found here: View a shopping list here.

Become a Corporate Sponsor

When you invest in Children First/Communities In Schools, you invest in the future of local children in your community. Learn more about sponsoring the work that we do!

Children First/CIS of Buncombe County is recognized as a 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit organization by the IRS. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax ID: 59-1721943.