There are several ways to donate:


  • Click the DONATE button to the right to make your donation;
  • Complete and return the IIYC Donation Formto your child's teacher.   Be sure to indicate PayPal donation on form.


  • Complete the IIYC Donation Formand return to your child's teacher with a check made out to COX MILL PTO.  Be sure to indicate check donation on form.

Payroll Deducted Donation

  • Complete theIIYC Donation Formand return to your child's teacher with a check made out to COX MILL PTO.  Be sure to indicate Payroll Deducted Donation on form.

The goal for the 2018-2019 school year for the 'Invest In Your Child (IIYC)' Campaign  is $40,000

What is Invest In Your Child (IIYC)?

IIYC stands for Invest in Your Child and is a fundraiser that relies on monetary donations to our school. The IIYC Campaign is a very efficient means of fundraising for the following reasons:

  • 100% PROFIT – ALL donations go directly to meeting the needs of our school.
  • SAFER for our children – No door-to-door selling, collecting, or delivering.
  • 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE – Your donation is completely tax deductible.

When does the campaign begin?

The IIYC Campaign will officially begin Friday, September 1, 2018, but donations are gladly accepted sooner.

How much should I donate?

Please donate as generously as you are able.  No matter the amount, your donation will help!  Don’t forget that many companies will match donations as the Cox Mill Elementary PTO is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.   If you donate before November 2th, you will be entered to win one of our awesome raffle prizes! 

Why the IIYC Campaign?

CMES is setting high educational standards for our children.  In order to ensure our goals are met, the PTO works closely with the Principal to use Invest in Your Child funds to bridge the gap between the needs of our school and what the district provides. 

The following are a few ways that your IIYC dollars have been spent in the past :

  • New cafeteria tables
  • School Technology Needs
  • Staff Development & Appreciation
  • 4th & 5th grade science kits
  • 3D printer for the library
  • Classroom Libraries

IIYC funds will be used for the following in the 2017-2018 school year if we meet our goal:

  • Library Remodel
  • Teacher Grant Request Program
  • School Staffing Needs
  • Staff Development & Appreciation
  • Cabarrus Arts Council Field Trips
  • ​Additional Cafeteria tables

The participation rate in the past has only been 30%.  Please help us reach our goal, every gift counts and means so much!  No matter the amount, your donation will help!   

All participants are entered to win prizes.  We thank you for your support this school year. 

Invest in Your Child (IIYC) Campaign