Kids closet

Your donation to the CIS Kids’ Closet helps ensure all kids can attend school every day with confidence and dignity, ready to learn.

Sparks begin in many ways.

Specific Ways to Donate

Individual Giving

Your support matters. A gift from you will make an immediate difference for kids by getting them the help they need when they need it.   Donate today to help students get the support they need to stay on track to high school graduation.

Workplace Giving

Your employer can help increase your support for Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo with their matching gift program. Your volunteer hours or your donation to CIS may be eligible to be matched.  Search for your employer here.

Planned Giving

Through your financial and estate plans, you can leave a lasting legacy that secures the future for kids with a planned gift to CIS that may also offer advantages to you and your family.


There are opportunities throughout the year to show your support for local kids and their success in school and in life. You can support kids with your sponsorship of an event, school, or program.

CIS Kids’ Closet

Help meet immediate needs for clothing, personal care items, and school supplies for K-12 students so that they are ready and able to learn every day.

Special Funds

Do you have a particular interest? One of our special funds may be able to help you meet a specific need for kids like vision care or the chance to participate in enriching opportunities.

  • Omarion, 7th Grader at Maple Street Magnet School for the ArtsOmarion, 7th Grader at Maple Street Magnet School for the Arts

    “I’m getting better grades now. I am learning more. I’m doing all my homework, getting the opportunity to get it done during the CIS After School Program really helps.”

  • Hailiey, 5th Grader at Spring Valley Center for ExplorationHailiey, 5th Grader at Spring Valley Center for Exploration

    “I started this school year at a third grade reading level. It’s hard to believe, but I’m now reading at the 5th and 6th grade level!”