Back to school store season has begun. Across the country, our communities are providing low-income children with everything they need for the upcoming school year to bolster their confidence and their success in school. Read their stories.
By Nancy K. Kaufman For too long, we’ve read heartbreaking stories of families directly impacted by the Trump Administration’s immigration policies – of toddlers taken from their parents, mothers fleeing rape, domestic abuse, and gang violence, children being held in detention centers. This week, I traveled from San Diego, California…
Kids Community Closet
Making sure that children have what they need to be able to attend school is a concern shared by many NCJW sections. NCJW Palm Beach Section established Kids Community Closet – secured emergency closets in thirteen local public elementary schools in which at least 90% of the attending children qualify for free or reduced lunch, the federal measure of poverty. The closets are stocked with pants and shorts, collared jerseys, underwear and socks. On request, the section provides school supplies and personal care items, and through its partnership with Jacob’s Shoes, a Margate, FL non-profit, schools are able to obtain free footwear for their students.