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Mitzvah of the Moment: School Supplies Collection & Packing

Nothing builds the excitement for heading back to school like having a backpack full of brand-new supplies! Here’s an opportunity for your family to ensure that area children in need can have that same experience and start off the year right! 

Join our NextGen and young families community on Tuesday, August 23* as we sort and pack school supplies to benefit children and families in need via local food pantries throughout Greater MetroWest. Great activity for parents and children together! 

Appropriate for families with children entering Pre-K – grade 5; siblings welcome!


*Select one of the following locations and times when you register:

10-11:30 a.m. at Congregation Agudath Israel
20 Academy Rd., Caldwell 

3-4:30 p.m. at Temple Sinai
208 Summit Ave., Summit 

Please bring donations of the following new and unused items:  

  • Lightweight draw-string backpacks
  • Pencils 
  • Composition notebooks 
  • Pocket folders 
  • Crayons 
  • Colored pencils 
  • Highlighters 
  • Glue sticks 
  • Index cards 

*Not able to attend but still want to help out? School supply donations can be dropped off prior to the event – register for details on where and when to drop-off!

Elana Wilf Tanzman, Center for Volunteerism Chair

Cori Wilf, NextGen Volunteerism Liaison

Please Note: Attendees of in-person events and programs must be fully vaccinated, including booster for adults (18+) and 2 doses for children ages 5-17, and be able to provide proof of vaccination. Masks are optional. If you are not feeling well, please refrain from attending. Children under the age of 5 are not required to be vaccinated.