Back 2 School Store

What a difference a day makes!

Annual Back 2 School Store!

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Attention parents: NCJW/Essex does not handle child registrations for the Back 2 School Store. Children must be pre-registered through one of our Essex County social service partner agencies. There is no walk-in registration. The Back 2 School Store is for children entering kindergarten through 5th grade for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Atención Padres:  NCJW/Essex no esta a cargo de registrar a niños para el Back 2 School Store. Los niños deben ser registrados con anterioridad con las agencias sociales del condado de Essex que están asociados con NCJW/Essex.  Ningún niño que no sea registrado anteriormente podrá participar. El Back 2 School Store es solamente para niños entrando al jardín de infantes hasta 5to grado en el año escolar de 2019-2020.

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