You Can Help Empower Children as they Return to School
Marking our 15th Anniversary in 2023
Donate to the Back 2 School Store
Click below for donation options and to see what your support will provide the kids.
Volunteer at the Back 2 School Store
July 30, 2023
Volunteers guide each child through the store as they shop for their own items, prepare personalized packages to be be distributed to our partners. Contact Angie Benedict, Membership Manager for more information.
You Make a Difference
Since 2008, the B2SS has served more than 10,000 children in Essex County. This year, approximately 1,000 children will receive a NEW and FREE outfit (shirt, pants, and winter jacket), underwear, socks, hat and gloves, and a new backpack filled with school supplies, personal care items and books.
Hundreds of community volunteers will participate in a meaningful day of in-person direct service on July 30, 2023, led by our all-volunteer committee that works year-round to shop, prepare and run the store.
Sponsor the Back 2 School Store
Click below for our sponsorship packet or contact Alison Haight, Director of Development for more information.
Thank You to Our Amazing Grantors, Sponsors, Corporate and Individual Donors
Audrey Gaelen and the Gaelen Family Resource Center
Kearny Bank Foundation
Cestone Family Foundation
The Johnson Family
Popular Bank Foundation
Judy Wais Tabak & the Tabak Fass Book Nook
The Marilyn Lichtman Foundation
Gebroe Family Foundation
Gerson Family Foundation
Girls Helping Girls. Period.
Sharon Levine Corzine
Scudiery Family Foundation
RBC Wealth Management
Royal Bank of Canada
Rotary Club of Livingston
County of Essex
Sue and Jon Wasserman
Robert & Lori Gelman Charitable Fund
Essex County Community Transportation Program
Michael & Jennifer Markovitz Charitable Fund
Citizens Philanthropic Foundation
*Donor List Current as of May 25
2023 Back 2 School Store Steering Committee
Susie Botwinick, Elizabeth Brandwein Cohen, Danielle Kurlander, Co-Chairs
Jodi Arsht, Melissa Berger, Jordyn Blackburn, Julie Cohen, Jen Dany, Deb Eckstein, Erica Facktor, Sherri Fendelman, Marissa Fishman, Stacy Gold, Rachel Greenberg, Gabrielle Herman, Tara Heyderman, Phyllis Jacobs, Sandy Katz, Abby Levinson, Lauren Markon, Sydra Miller, Andrea Mintz, Patti Nathan, Bess Oransky, Lori Rosenbaum, Jennie Goldsmith Rothman, Stacey Rudbart, Michelle Sachs, Laurie Schuftan, Mara Silber, Judy Wais Tabak, Helaine Wallach