Giving kids a great start to the school year.

The 14th Annual Back 2 School Store Coming Summer of 2022!

You can help!

Since 2008, the NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store (B2SS) has served over 9,300 children in Essex County, New Jersey, thanks to the help of over 4,400 volunteers. In 2020 and 2021, the B2SS transitioned to a fully mobile site which allowed us to more than double the number of children served.  During 2021 we outfitted more than 1,000 students with new backpacks, clothes, coats, masks and personal hygiene supplies!

Seeing the smile on a child’s face when they get a new backpack for the first time is priceless! How about when they get brand new school clothes? It’s exactly what you’d think- exciting, heartwarming and a moment you will never forget.

Be an important part of a student’s fresh start to a new school year by participating as a donor or sponsor! Your $180 donation can fully outfit one child! Will you donate today? Click here to support the 2022 Mobile B2SS!

Interested in helping at the 2022 store? Check back in Spring 2022 to see How You Can Help as an event Volunteer.

Click here for more information about the B2SS.

Thank you to our volunteers and sponsors who helped make the B2SS a resounding success!

There are volunteer opportunities throughout the year for the Back 2 School Store. To volunteer, please email

Thank you to our 2021 in-kind donors!

Bombas Socks
Colgate-Palmolive Co.
Camelot Associates, L.P./Eastman Management Corporation
Noah Civian, DDS
Essex County Transportation
David A. Koenig, DDS, PA
Livingston Dental Group
Pearly Whites Dental
PQ Swim
Robert N. Eskow, DMD, MScD
Scheier Dental Group
Two Men and a Truck

“I want to make a difference in my community by volunteering, leading, organizing, contributing. Where else can I do so much and have so much fun? NCJW/Essex suits me perfectly.”