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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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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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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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Local Youth Support BACK TO SCHOOL SHOP

Local Youth Support BACK TO SCHOOL SHOP

Plans are coming together for the 2nd annual Back to School Shop event. Volunteers are being recruited, funds are being raised, and lots and lots of school clothes and supplies are being purchased so that each child will be able to find just what they are looking for at the event’s “pop-up” store on July 31st.

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BACK TO SCHOOL SHOP a Resounding Success!

BACK TO SCHOOL SHOP a Resounding Success!

The Back to School Shop, a new, all volunteer community event was launched on Sunday, August 9, at Davenport Ridge Elementary School in Stamford, CT. One hundred and twenty-five children from 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, created just for them. Over 150 trained volunteers helped to make the event a resounding success.

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