Back In Style – School Supplies Needed

On August 25th CCT will host its 6th annual back to school readiness event, Back In Style. The event serves?CCT’s clients’ families by providing school children with needed school supplies.

CCT estimates that 5,000 children in Mecklenburg County have a parent who is currently incarcerated, and 10,000 more have experienced parental incarceration at some point. Parental incarceration increases the risk of children living in poverty, and we see this with our clients every day. For many, back to school shopping is major financial strain, which is why we started Back In Style 6 years ago.

In addition to providing children with school supplies, the event also offers?a?barbershop station, where volunteer barbers cut children’s hair for free. A new hair cut helps shore up confidence in facing a new school year. All attendees will also recieve a free meal, because we know many families struggle during the summer without access to school lunches.

How?You Can Help

Earlier this year, the barber shop school where?most of our volunteer barbers?came from in years past, shut down. CCT is now seeking additional volunteer barbers for this 3 hour event. For more information, contact Shareef Ivey at?980-202-3065 or?

CCT is collecting donations of the below school supplies from now until August 18th.

Three?ways to donate by August 18

  1. Drop Supplies off at CCT Administration located at?5825 Old Concord Rd, Charlotte, NC 28213. For more information, contact Charis Blackmon at?704-494-0450 ext. 13.
  2. Amazon Wishlist – If you use Amazon Prime you can purchase items through our Amazon Wishlist online and they will be shipped to us directly.
  3. Donate $ ?- Monetary donations are also appreciated and will help purchase additional school uniforms. Donate Online Here or mail a contribution to:
    PO Box 33533
    Charlotte, NC 28233

Needed Items

Book Bags


Notebook Paper (Wide Ruled & College Ruled)


Pencils & Pens

Pencil Boxes/Pouches

Crayons, Colored Pencils & Markers

Composition Notebooks


Glue Sticks

USB Flash Drives


Sprial Notebooks

Scissors & Highlighers

School Uniforms & Socks