Serving at-risk populations and families, NCJW SSTO reinforces education and a sense of normalcy by encouraging culturally diverse refugee, immigrant, and other low-income students to stay in school to help ensure a better future for themselves and their families. Among the many challenges of today, we’ve learned other side effects. Many students’ parents struggle to make ends meet. Facing disruptions in employment and wages, rent hikes and rising costs, such privations deeply affect every bit of these students’ lives.
Respecting student confidentiality, we will carefully address the needs of some 200 students and their families (over 1,200 individuals) and with your help, the “gift shop” at West High School . . . filled with new articles, such as winter wear, clothing, school items, hygiene and household products, and non-perishable food items—things that every teen and their family needs. Our hope for these students is to share a sense of normalcy and empowerment while safely and confidently shopping for their siblings, parents, and themselves.
Please consider a gift to support this effort so we can get more items to West High in time. Our volunteers need your support as early as possible to acquire and organize all the supplies to ensure the gift shop is stocked and ready.