Back To School Program

School Supply Drive

Back to school shopping has become an American ritual. We all have witnessed the brigade of children hitting the aisles with their school supply lists in early August. Huntington Bank, in cooperation with Communities in Schools, estimates that the cost of back-to-school supplies for an elementary child is nearly $637. This cost includes a backpack, 1 gym uniform, music instrument rental, field trips, and basic supplies. The estimates for middle and high school are considerably higher.

Preparing for the new school year can be especially difficult for families with limited income. In response to this need, JFCS began our Back to School Shoppe 3 years ago to provide children with the supplies they need so they may participate in this annual ritual. The Shoppe provides a collection of all the supplies for the various groups in a wide variety of colors and themes. Personal choice is key.

You Can Help Children Prepare For The New School Year!