The new school year will be here before you know it, and schoolchildren will be given a list of school supplies that they need to purchase for the year. But thousands of children across the State of New Jersey can’t afford to buy school supplies because they are from low-income families, are homeless, or are in foster care.
It only costs about $23 to outfit a child with basic school supplies, so to help these kids and families, the Northern New Jersey Business Volunteer Council (BVC) is coordinating "Tools for School," a drive that will be conducted through the end of August. The goal is to collect $35,000 in school supplies and distribute them to nonprofit organizations that work with needy families and children. "Tools for School" will help around 1,500 kids. If you are with a company or group who is looking to help please contact Tess Tomasi at 201-489-9454, ext. 114.