Every child deserves a shot at success, and especially given the difficulties of the past year, a new school year should be a fresh start no matter a child's background or level of family income. Yet many children from underserved communities start school without the basic supplies they need: paper, pencils, binders, and notebooks. UJA is proud to work in conjunction with Supplies for Success, an important partner in our network of nonprofits, to ensure that each child has the tools to succeed in the classroom. The backpack drive and packing event will support our Annual Back to School Drive led by our nonprofit partner Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS). Together we’ll make sure that no family has to choose between paying their electric bill or buying school supplies.
A donation of $27 will fill one backpack. Please register for the packing event and purchase as many backpacks as you can. Grandparents are welcome, too!
Can’t make it, but want to make an impact? Donate here.
Founder & CEO of Supplies for Success
Naomi Bernheim, Danielle Cohen, Amanda Gundling, Natasha Hanan, Megan Kadosh, Yael Markowitz, Lauren Neustat, Leora Rosenberg, Amanda Schosid, Rachel Zolot Schwartz, Emily Shteinhauz, Dana Siegel, Lisa Silverman, Tina Steinberg, Lesley Stern, Lauren Westerman
Sara Fredman Aeder, Beth Altschuler, Melissa Bahr, Vanessa Baker, Emily Cohn, Tamar Croog, Lauren Tetenbaum Dorman, Heather Duke, Kate Eichel, Shira Futterman, Michelle Gewanter, Stephanie Glickman, Kim Goldberg, Laura Greenfield, Micole Horowitz, Lucy Kweskin, Lindsay Nakash, Valerie Robbins, Jessica Rosenthal, Erin Schechter, Amy Schwarz, Lauren Shalem, Alison Silverman, Sharon Stiefel, Jessica Trosterman
UJA policy requires that all event attendees be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Children under the age of five are required to wear masks. Please bring proof to the event. This event will be held in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, including current, local, state, and CDC guidelines, to protect the health and welfare of our staff and guests.