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 mobile site which allowed us to serve more than 1,000 children each year with new backpacks, clothes, coats, books, school supplies and personal hygiene supplies!

Imagine the joy of a child receiving a new backpack and brand new school clothes selected specifically for them based on their individual color and style preferences! You can help make that joy a reality for 2022! 

Be an important part of a student’s fresh start to a new school year by participating as a 2022 B2SS donor or sponsor, click here to learn more! 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 soon 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!

Produced, Filmed, and Edited By: Zach Barr

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 Chivian, 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.”