Mitzvah of the Moment: School Supplies

Pack It Up!

NextDor presents: Back-to-School Supplies Drive

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 the new school year off right. 

Here’s how it works:  

1. Fill a new or gently used drawstring bag with the following:  

  • 1 new box of pencils  
  • 1 new box of crayons
  • 1 new box of markers
  • 1 new package of wide-rule loose-leaf paper
  • 1 new child-sized cloth face mask 
  • 1 new travel-sized container of hand sanitizer  
  • Feel free to include any of the following extras: wide-rule notebooks, highlighters, glue sticks, index cards, plastic pocket folders, colored pencils, etc.

    Completed packages should cost approximately $20 each and should include an uplifting and motivating back-to-school greeting card.

2. Take a photo of your family making or delivering packages and post it to the NextDor Facebook page with the hashtags #back-to-school and  #IamGMW.

3. Drop off your completed packages from August 16-23 at a location convenient to you.  Drop-off locations will be in Westfield, Hillside, Livingston, Short Hills, Randolph, and Montclair. Specific drop-off addresses will be provided upon registration.

School-supply packages will be distributed via local food pantries throughout Greater MetroWest by the hosts collecting the supplies.

Center for Volunteerism Chair: Terri Friedman
NextDor Chairs: Jason Black, Alex Feinstein, Benjamin Lehroff, and Brett Tanzman

Questions? Contact Lindsay Norman at