AppKIDS Event


Appalachian Kindness In Donations & Service (AppKIDS)


2023 In-Person AppKIDS day is Thursday, Oct 26th, 2023!

AppKIDS, organized by a Staff Senate committee, is an annual shopping event for 100 underprivileged children, K – 12, from Watauga County Schools to provide them with Winter clothing, hygiene, and snack food items. Appalachian faculty and staff, using donated funds, volunteer their time to mentor and guide these children on AppKIDS Day.

  • Donate Today!
    • Check, cash, or payroll deductions contributions are accepted; use our give button on the website
    • Checks are payable to App State Foundation with "AppKIDS donation" in the memo line
    • Donation goal is $20,000
    • Donations are tax-deductible
    • Payroll Deduction - Appalachian employees may donate as little as $5 per month (6-month minimum pledge). This must be renewed every year.
      • Use Appalachian State University Self Service.
        (Logon>Employee tab>ASU Foundation Payroll Deduction);
        Please type AppKIDS FUND # 992568 in the form under "Please indicate the area(s) you wish to support below:
    • Be on the lookout for collection envelopes in your department this Fall.
    • For donation questions contact: Clint Coffey,, 828-262-6114
    • Click here to give money
  • You can use your Community Service Leave for this event!

  • Several times a year we organize a healthy snack foods & hygiene products donations drive to benefit AppKIDS. For more information e-mail Heidi

  • Volunteers for the in-person AppKIDS Event will need to complete the Minors On Campus Training and submit to a background check. When you reach out to volunteer, we will start these processes for you with Conference and Events Services. Your background check will be good for four years, and the minors training will be good for one year.


AppKIDS day is such an important day for so many. Unfortunatly it's hard to see it from every angle, so the AppKIDS Committee accept testimonials from the day to share with anyone who appreciates the impact this day creates for our community. Read them here: and send us your own if you have any in the Staff Senate Suggestion Box.


For general questions, please contact: Co-Chairs: Clint Coffey and Holly Benson