Sunday, July 28, 2019
Rodef Shalom Congregation
The Back 2 School Store (B2SS) helps underprivileged children begin the school year on an equal footing with their peers, preparing students for success by fostering positive self-esteem and sparking enthusiasm for the upcoming school year.
Elementary school students from pre-qualified families have the opportunity to shop for brand new clothing, shoes, outerwear, and school supplies at no cost. While the children select their items with a volunteer personal shopper in the B2SS, parents visit the Highmarkl Resource Room to connect with local organizations and agencies for assistance with health care, parenting, financial literacy, career development, and other social services.
Over the past 4 years, NCJW has directly impacted the community with the Back 2 School Store program. In just 4 years:
- 1879 children in grades K-5 were served
- 1879 backpacks were given out
- 3758 pairs of feet have received brand new shoes
- 1420 day of volunteers made an impact on our community