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Annual Back 2 School Store!

Sunday, July 29, 2018



The annual NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store enables economically disadvantaged children of Essex County to “shop” for free for brand-new clothing, sneakers and school supplies in a one-day-only “store” set up just for them at a new expanded location 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, 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.

The Gaelen Family Resource Center at the Back 2 School Store

While the children “shop” inside the “store,” parents and caregivers can browse the Gaelen Family Resource Center to pick up health and social service information from many different exhibitors. The adults can take advantage of health screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose.

Visit our Photo Album for event photos.

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  volunteer@ncjwessex.org.