Much of the agency’s funding for Communities In Schools and Advocacy is made possible by the United Way of Gaston County. With each $1 received from the United Way, the Alliance for Children & Youth / Communities In Schools is able to secure $5.21 in additional funding for programming to meet the needs of our children in Gaston County.

The Alliance for Children & Youth / Communities In Schools is a tax exempt organization – 501c3 – and all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the IRS.

Our organization holds various fundraising events throughout the year including the Community Foundation’s Annual Run each spring.

We accept donations and if they are given without restriction, they will be used in the Advocacy work of the Alliance for Children & Youth / Communities In Schools. However, a donor may direct a donation to one of our programs listed on the Programs page of this site.