Back 2 School Store

Sunday, July 26, 2020

What a difference a day makes! Annual Back 2 School Store!

It costs $180 to fully outfit one child in financial need. We expect once again to serve over 800 children.

Click here for Back 2 School Store Sponsorship information.

Thank you to our volunteers for making the 2019 Back 2 School Store a success!

The annual NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store enables Essex County children in financial need to “shop” for free clothing, sneakers and school supplies in a one-day-only “store” set up just for them in Livingston, NJ. With the assistance of NCJW/Essex volunteer personal shoppers, each child is escorted throughout the department-store-like space to select pants, shirts, sneakers, hats, gloves, socks, undergarments, a winter jacket, and a backpack in their favorite colors and styles. Each child also receives school supplies and books as well as personal care items. All of the merchandise is brand new and purchased by NCJW/Essex through philanthropic and sponsorship dollars. 

The Gaelen Family Resource Center at the Back 2 School Store

While the children are shopping, parents and caregivers will have the opportunity to visit the Gaelen Family Resource Center where programs and information about healthcare, career and educational opportunities, health screenings and other community resources will be available. 

There are volunteer opportunities throughout the year for the Back 2 School Store as well as on the day of the event. To volunteer please email