Too many children in Houston are starting school with the anxiety of knowing they do not have the correct uniforms and supplies to start the year on the right foot. NCJW Greater Houston is doing something to help. And now I am asking you to join NCJW Greater Houston in making this happen.
I am reaching out to seek your support of an amazing program NCJW is hosting on August 4th, the fourth annual Back 2 School Store. We are hoping you will donate to this great cause.
WHO WILL BENEFIT: Approximately 250 children from pre-qualified, low-income households in Houston will be eligible to receive new items to help prepare them for the upcoming school year. The Back 2 School Store is an annual event, and the number of children served is expected to increase each year to meet the needs of the community. In addition, over 70 community volunteers will be trained and given an opportunity to participate in a day of direct service.
HOW IT WORKS: The Back 2 School Store is a one-day event that is designed to look like a department store. Adult volunteers will serve as personal shoppers to assist the children in selecting their clothes and school supplies. While the child is shopping, parents and caregivers will have an opportunity to visit the health center for informational resources. Lunch and art projects will also be available to families during this time.
WHAT A CHILD RECEIVES: Each child will shop for two sets of uniforms, one coat, one pair of shoes, underwear, socks, and a new backpack. They will be able to fill their new backpack with school supplies, personal care items, and an age-appropriate book.
$15 Provides one student with underwear and socks
$50 Provides one student with a backpack full of school supplies
$100 Provides one student with 2 uniforms, 2 pairs of shoes, underwear, socks and a coat
$150 Provides one student with everything he or she needs
FUNDING SOURCES: NCJW/Greater Houston seeks monetary donations, grants, in-kind donations, and support from local and national companies, foundations, service groups, and individuals like you. Your contribution will help make the Back 2 School Store possible. I truly appreciate your consideration and support. On behalf of the children, thank you!