Save the Date!

Our 6th annual event will be held

on Sunday, July 26, 2020

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Back to School Shop Fifth Anniversary!

Back to School Shop

Because children learn better when they feel good about themselves

Over 50% of elementary school children in Stamford are economically disadvantaged. Many of them return to school each year without basic clothing and school supplies, and that can undermine the confidence they need for academic success.


Our Mission

Back to School Shop, Inc. provides economically disadvantaged elementary school children in our community with brand new clothing and school supplies, to help build the confidence and enthusiasm they need for a successful start to the school year.



In an annual event prior to the start of school, children shop for new clothing and school supplies at no charge, in a pop-up store created just for them. While children shop with volunteer personal shoppers, their parents and caregivers visit the Japha Family Resource Center to meet with representatives of local agencies who provide information about how to access critical community services.


Back to School Shop, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.