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 our Resource Room to connect with local organizations and agencies for assistance with health care, parenting, financial literacy, career development, and other social services.
Thanks to over 400 volunteers, this year we helped 575 children from 88 elementary schools in the Pittsburgh area get ready for the first day of school.
The 2019 Back 2 School Store will be on Sunday, July 28th. Want to be involved in planning this year’s event?