Pop-Up Shop Gives Over 300 Stamford Students Clothes, Supplies

Pop-Up Shop Gives Over 300 Stamford Students Clothes, Supplies

STAMFORD — Back to School Shop, Inc., an all-volunteer community organization, held its fifth annual event Sunday at Davenport Ridge Elementary School in Stamford.

More than 360 children from the Stamford public elementary schools got new back-to-school outfits and school supplies in a department store-like setting, with the help of volunteer “personal shoppers.” Nearly 250 volunteers from the community helped out at the event.

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‘Shop’ gives new outfits to under-resourced Stamford students

‘Shop’ gives new outfits to under-resourced Stamford students

STAMFORD — Back to School Shop, Inc., an all-volunteer community organization, held its fifth annual event Sunday at Davenport Ridge Elementary School in Stamford.

More than 360 children from the Stamford public elementary schools got new back-to-school outfits and school supplies in a department store-like setting, with the help of volunteer “personal shoppers.” Nearly 250 volunteers from the community helped out at the event.

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Free back-to-school shopping spree held for kids in Stamford

Free back-to-school shopping spree held for kids in Stamford

STAMFORD - A nonprofit organization hosted its fifth annual back-to-school shopping spree Sunday where economically disadvantaged students can shop for free. The event takes place once a year before school starts, but the organization Back to School Shop works year-round to make purchases and gather volunteers. All monetary donations go straight to buying the kids brand new clothes and school supplies.

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Annual Back To School Shop Event Set In Stamford

Annual Back To School Shop Event Set In Stamford

Back To School Shop, a community event organized to provide new school clothes and supplies to economically disadvantaged elementary school children, will celebrate its 5th anniversary at its annual event on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Davenport Ridge Elementary School in Stamford. To mark the occasion there will be some special treats in store for children and volunteers alike, and 5-year donors and volunteers will be recognized. "We are so proud of what we have been able to accomplish these past 5 years, as an all-volunteer, non-profit organization," said Co-Founder Meryl Japha. "At our first event we served 125 children. This year we are expecting to serve 350!"

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Nursery School Children Donate to Help Local Children in Need

Nursery School Children Donate to Help Local Children in Need

The children of the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School in Stamford, ranging in age from two to four years old, have chosen to donate the money they collected throughout the school year to the local non-profit, Back to School Shop, Inc. Each week the nursery children bring a donation ("tzedakah") to school, and with the help of their teachers they decide where they would like their accumulated donations to go. Since the inception of Back to School Shop, the children have often chosen the organization as a beneficiary of their charitable giving.

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Stamford 'Back To School Shop' Event A Success

Stamford 'Back To School Shop' Event A Success

Back to School Shop, Inc., an all-volunteer community organization, held its fourth annual event on Sunday, July 29th, at Davenport Ridge Elementary School in Stamford. Nearly three hundred children from the Stamford public elementary schools were able to "shop" free of charge for brand new back-to-school outfits and school supplies in a department store-like setting, with the help of volunteer "personal shoppers." Over 250 volunteers from the community helped to make the event a resounding success.

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Stamford back-to-school event supplies kids with confidence

Stamford back-to-school event supplies kids with confidence

As the new school year approaches, an event Sunday supplied gear to kids whose families might not be able to afford everything they need.

The fourth annual "Back To School Shop" took place at the Davenport Ridge Elementary School gym, as students from low-income families got to pick out brand new supplies.

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Stamford’s Back to School Shop opens for fourth year

Stamford’s Back to School Shop opens for fourth year

Most children will say the best part of going back to school is the shopping: Picking out a new backpack, light-up sneakers, and even new underwear.

For about 275 young Stamford students, this year’s new school clothes and supplies were made possible by the Back to School Shop.

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Stamford nursery school program teaches value of charity

Stamford nursery school program teaches value of charity

On Friday mornings when Sara Walker Nursery School is in session, the light jangling of coins is heard coming from colorful plastic pouches that are clipped to toddlers’ backpacks. The coins are not their milk money, but rather, their “tzedakah.”

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Students At Stamford's JCC Nursery School Donate To Charity

Students At Stamford's JCC Nursery School Donate To Charity

The children of the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School in Stamford, ranging in age from two to four years old, have chosen to donate the money they collected throughout the school year to help economically disadvantaged children in Stamford get new clothing and school supplies.

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Third Annual Back to School Shop Wows Students

Third Annual Back to School Shop Wows Students

Nearly two hundred and fifty children from the Stamford Public elementary schools were able to “shop” free of charge for brand new back-to-school outfits and school supplies in a department store-like setting, with the help of volunteer “personal shoppers.” Over 175 volunteers from the community helped to make the event a resounding success.

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Stamford's Back to School Shop-- Third Annual Event

Stamford's Back to School Shop-- Third Annual Event

Stamford, CT - Remember how much fun it was to shop for your back to school supplies? Well, imagine the excitement of 250 economically disadvantaged elementary school students who get to select their own brand new school items in a one day pop-up “department store” where everything is free!
 

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Back To School Shop Helps Stamford Children

Back To School Shop Helps Stamford Children

There were plenty of smiles and lots of excitement when some 200 children from Stamford public school were able to "shop" for free during the 2016 Back to School Shop held by an all-volunteer community organization.

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Second Annual Back to School Shop Event Doubles in Size

Second Annual Back to School Shop Event Doubles in Size

The Back to School Shop, an all-volunteer community organization, held its second annual event on Sunday, July 31st, at Davenport Ridge Elementary School in Stamford. Two hundred children from the Stamford Public elementary schools were able to “shop” free of charge for brand new back-to-school outfits and school supplies in a department store-like setting, with the help of volunteer “personal shoppers.” Over 150 volunteers from the community helped to make the event a resounding success. 

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Stamford kids kickstart school year with new gear

Stamford kids kickstart school year with new gear

Desire Riddick, a rising third-grader at Domus Trailblazers Academy, smiled on Sunday pointing to a pair of glittery sneakers with blue, purple and pink zig zags, which she plans to wear on the first day of school Sept. 1.

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Disadvantaged Children Treated To A Day Of 'School Shopping' In Stamford

Disadvantaged Children Treated To A Day Of 'School Shopping' In Stamford

Most everyone can remember the excitement of shopping for new school clothes, the squeak of new tennis shoes, and all those new shiny pencils and smooth, clean notebooks. Unfortunately, for some children in the Stamford community, their caregivers are unable to provide those items for them in order to head back to school with their heads held high.

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Stamford school to turn into ‘pop-up department store’

Stamford school to turn into ‘pop-up department store’

One of the city’s elementary schools will turn into a department store this weekend. Shelves will be stocked with clothes, sneakers, school supplies, books and other items. But there will be no price tags.

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