There are many ways you can help a child start the school-year off excited, confident and prepared.
The Back to School! Store is funded by grants, donations, child sponsors and in-kind donations. Please click here to make a donation. All contributions are tax-deductible.
It costs approximately $180 to take one child through the store. Please consider becoming a child sponsor by donating at the $180 level, or above. Click here to sponsor one or more children. All contributions are tax-deductible.
We need over 500 volunteers on Sunday, July 30, 2017. Morning, midday and late afternoon shifts are available.
- Personal shoppers – Work 1 on 1 with a few children to help them select their items in the store. This is the best 3 hour volunteer experience you will ever have! Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. We need about 300 personal shoppers throughout the day. Male volunteers are also especially needed to help the boys.
- Behind the scenes – We need people to help on the event day in a variety of functions – traffic control throughout the store, dressing room attendants, shoe fitters and more. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
- Teenagers can help too – On the day of the store, teens (ages 16 & 17) can help keep the store well stocked and organized. We will happily complete any forms teenagers need to give them credit for community service hours.
- Setup week – The week before the store we need volunteers Monday – Thursday to help us with setting up the store. We will be un-boxing items, cutting price tags off clothing, arranging the clothing by size. Morning and afternoon shifts are available. An additional evening shift is also available. Food is provided for all volunteers who work an entire day.
- Breakdown – The week after the event we need volunteers on Tuesday – Thursday to help us box up the extra items. Morning and afternoon shifts are available. Lunch is provided for all volunteers who work an entire day.
- Teenagers can help too – For setup and breakdown weeks, we can use teenagers (ages 14-17). We will happily complete any forms teenagers need to give them credit for community service hours.
Click here to volunteer for Back to School! Store.
Do you have access to any of the merchandise we give away at the store that you could donate? We give away backpacks, school supplies, clothing, underwear/socks, hats and gloves. If so, please contact NCJW for more information. All contributions are tax-deductible.
Are you part of a community organization that provides education, health or safety resources for children and families? Please contact NCJW for more information about participating in the Family Resource Room during the Back to School! Store.