The 12th Annual Back 2 School Store… Re-imagined for 2020!

For the past 11 years, the annual NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store (B2SS) has enabled Essex County children in financial need to “shop” for free clothing, sneakers, school supplies and personal care items in a one-day-only “store” set up just for them in the Livingston, NJ area. Click here for more information about the history of the B2SS.

Due to current public health concerns, unfortunately we cannot have a traditional B2SS this year. Yet the 800+ children we serve need clothing and school supplies more than ever. We at NCJW/Essex are transforming the B2SS to continue to serve the children and families in our community who have been among the hardest hit during these extraordinary times.

Introducing the first-ever NCJW/Essex Mobile Back 2 School Store!
The Mobile B2SS will work in collaboration with our partner agencies to safely distribute the
items. While you may not be able to participate in person, you can still help! We expect once again to serve over 800 children. We need your help more than ever! It costs $180 to fully outfit one child. Please click here to support the 2020 Mobile B2SS!
Or, send your check, payable to NCJW/Essex, to:
NCJW/Essex – B2SS, 70 S. Orange Ave. Ste. 120, Livingston, NJ 07039.

The Mobile B2SS may be new, and we are still working out the details, but some things will
remain the same. Children will still need school supplies (for virtual or in-person learning).
Rather than a one-day event, multiple distribution days will occur. We remain committed to
everyone’s safety, and to providing brand new, up-to-date items to children in financial need —
thanks to the generous support of members and friends.
Thank you to our volunteers and sponsors who helped make the 2019 B2SS a resounding success!
We will be sharing additional safe ways for you to get involved with the 2020 Mobile B2SS soon.

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