Annual Back to School Drive Going on Now!

Do you remember the feeling you had as you packed your new backpack full of school supplies in September, and you just knew it was going to be a great year? For the low-income families that we serve, back-to-school season can be a time of concern.

Low-income families struggling

Inflation has made financial matters even more stressful for low-income families who are juggling expenses on a limited budget. According to the National Retail Federation, 38% of consumers said they are cutting back spending in other areas to cover the cost of purchasing items for the upcoming school year. You can help them focus — free of worry — on their children’s learning by donating to our back-to-school drive.

How you can help

Use our list and links below to:

  • Start a neighborhood collection
  • Set up a drive within your office
  • Share / shop our online wish lists
  • Or add some extra supplies to your own back-to-school shopping list



Back to School Supply List


All items can be delivered to:

Children’s Aid and Family Services
c/o Christina Diomede
200 Robin Road
Paramus, NJ 07652

For more information, to arrange pick up, or to make an in-person donation, please contact Christina Diomede at 201-740-7104 or

Thank you for helping to spread hope and joy to those we serve as they RETURN to LEARN this fall!