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St. Louis Jewish Light

National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis helped provide school essentials; clothes and other items to 2,000 St. Louis-area children during the organizations annual Back to School! Store on July 19. This year was the 20th anniversary of the event. College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving provided a distribution hub where volunteers picked up boxes of filled backpacks to deliver to partner agencies in the St. Louis area, which distributed the bags to clients and members.

Pack it up: Back to School! Store is on a different roll this year

BY BILL MOTCHAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT July 23, 2020

Every summer, hundreds of underserved St. Louis children get much needed school supplies, personal care items and clothing  thanks to the National Council of Jewish Women’s Back to School! Store. This year, in the midst of a pandemic, the event looked...

St. Louis Closet Co. donating portion of sales to NCJWSTL

St. Louis Closet Co. donating portion of sales to NCJWSTL

June 18, 2020

Closets for a Cause is continuing at Saint Louis Closet Co. as a percentage of its gross sales from June will be allocated for a donation to the Back to School! Store by National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis (NCJWSTL). For over 20 years, the Back...

 

NCJW’s Back to School! Store adapts for the times

Ellen Futterman, Editor June 4, 2020

Given the coronavirus pandemic and need for social distancing, this year’s Back to School! Store won’t look like it has in the past, but the National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis promises it will still occur on Sunday, July 19. The organization...

NCJW held its annual Back to School! Store at Temple Israel on July 29. Hundreds of volunteers helped provide 1,400 children with clothes, backpacks, school supplies and personal items to get ready for the school year.

Fifth annual men’s event to benefit NCJW’s Back to School! Store

June 5, 2019

The 5th Annual Men’s Event supporting NCJW’s Back to School! Store will take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13 at Lester’s Restaurant and Sports Bar, 9906 Clayton Road. Guests can watch the Cardinals take on the New York Mets, mingle with friends,...

Reva Davis, a retired teacher, has become an integral volunteer with National Council of Jewish Women, the Jewish Community Center and other organizations. Here, she carries donated items for NCJW’s 2019 Back to School! Store. Photo: Bill Motchan

Reva Davis: Fun, caring and unstoppable, former teacher drives on

By Ellie S. Grossman, Special to the Jewish Light May 29, 2019

While most people who reach their mid-80s start to slow down, Reva Mae Davis is a proud woman who lives each day to the fullest. At age 85, this retired schoolteacher, world traveler and professional volunteer has more hours in her day than most of her...

From left: Bryson, Amirah, Jordan and Kanaya.

NCJW helps young shoppers suit up for school

STORY & PHOTOS BY BILL MOTCHAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT August 2, 2018

The first day of class is a big deal for any child. This year, about 1,400 elementary school-age kids from low-income St. Louis families will be ready for the first bell thanks to the National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis. The annual NCJW Back to...

NCJW STL offers fundraising opportunities to support its Back to School! Store

August 3, 2017

The National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis is offering fundraising opportunities to support its Back to School! StoreOn Tuesday, August 22, National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis Section will be a part of Katie’s Giveback Tuesday program. Katie’s...

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NCJW Back to School! Store

July 21, 2015

The National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis section hosted its annual Back to School! Store Sunday at Central Reform Congregation. For the past 15 years, volunteers have helped to outfit more than 100,000 children as they prepare to go back to school....

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