In the summer of 2015, NCJW Pittsburgh Section joined five other NCJW sections with the launch of our new Back 2 School Store.
NCJW is committed to ensuring that all children have equal access to education, and the Back 2 School Store (B2SS) is a mechanism for helping underprivileged children begin the school year on an equal footing with their peers.
In our inaugural year, approximately 200 elementary school students from pre-qualified families had the opportunity to shop for brand new clothing, shoes, outerwear, and school supplies at no cost. In 2016, we served nearly 500 children!
While the children select their items with a volunteer personal shopper in the B2SS, parents visit our Resource Room to connect with local organizations and agencies for assistance with health care, parenting, financial literacy, career development, and other social services.
Our goal is to prepare students for success by fostering positive self-esteem and sparking enthusiasm for the upcoming school year.
If you’d like to get involved in this initiative, contact Samantha Dye at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-421-6118.
How You Can Help
- Click below to make a monetary donation($180 sponsors one child at the B2SS)
- Donate new backpacks, clothing, and/or school supplies
- Hold a donation drive at your work, place of worship, school, or special event (i.e. bar/bat mitzvah)
- Become a corporate sponsor (contact Samantha Dye at 412-421-6118 or email@example.com)