Lexington, NC – Since 2010, Communities in Schools (CIS) of Lexington/Davidson County has called on the public to support its annual Big Toy Day celebration. Local businesses and public agencies with fire trucks, helicopters, boats, race cars and more put their “big toys” on display for the kids (and adults who are kids at heart) to come out and see them. CIS brings carnival games, a bounce house, fun activities and food to make this a fun, affordable day for area families.
Brinkley Walser Stoner is a big supporter of Communities in Schools and Big Toy Day. Here’s why you should be, too:
- Big Toy Day is a great way to bring the community together for a good cause. CIS helps students in 24 schools within the Lexington City and Davidson County school systems, providing mentors for at-risk students, purchasing school supplies and directing students and their families to available resources.
- Monies collected from Big Toy Day stay in our community to support the CIS mission. Communities in Schools is the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization. Admission to Big Toy Day is free for children 10 and under and just $5 a person for everyone else.
- The only meals some Davidson County children receive are school breakfast and lunches. CIS runs a food backpack program, providing children in need with food supplies to carry them through the weekend. Studies have shown that children who are hungry are more susceptible to illness and less likely to do well in school.
- CIS gets results. At risk students are referred to CIS by school administrators. For the 2013-14 school year, 77% of students in the program showed improvement in their grades, 73% showed improved behavior, and 97% of the eligible students in the program graduated.
- The benefits of keeping helping a child stay in school impact more than just the individual. There are long-term benefits that positively impact society as a whole.
“Communities in Schools focuses its efforts on area students who face a variety of home challenges that impact their learning,” says David Inabinett, Managing Member of Brinkley Walser Stoner. “They provide mentors for these students, may purchase school supplies or shoes, run a food backpack program, and so much more. Supporting children in need is something we should do for the health of our communities.” Big Toy Day is scheduled for August 29, 2015 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Davidson County Airport, 1673 Aviation Way in Lexington.
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