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Back to School Drive Underway!

Dear Friend,

Many children and youth in Westchester are at-risk of starting the school year without the clothing and supplies needed to feel confident and prepared to learn. 
Right here in Westchester, New York State Education Department data shows that there are school districts where 75% to 80% of the students are economically disadvantaged; and US Census data shows that there are Westchester neighborhoods where close to 50% of the children are poor or low-income. Poor is defined as less than 100% of the federal poverty level which for a family of two parents and two children is $23,282 and low-income is defined as 100% to 200% of the federal poverty level or $46,566.


The WJCS 2016 Annual Back-to-School Drive is in progress. Last year more than 500 children in WJCS Boy with backpackprograms were provided with backpacks and supplies, and equipped for the first day of school through the help of generous individual and community donors. This year, WJCS again has over 500 requests and we would appreciate your help! You can sponsor or donate a new backpack, new school supplies, a $50 Old Navy Gift Card or make a cash donation. Go here for the details or contact Rebecca Sigman at or 761-0600 - ext.222.
Learn more about WJCS programs that support children and families in breaking the cycle of poverty and disadvantage.


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Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) provides care to people of all ages and diverse backgrounds who are confronting significant challenges. Agency experts offer mental health, trauma, disabilities, youth, home care and geriatric services to more than 20,000 Westchester residents annually. Learn more...

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