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           Tools for Schools 2015 

Preparing our Children 
for Academic Success.      

This September, when the new school year begins, many children will come unprepared for their first day of school. One in five children do not have access to basic school supplies because of their family's economic circumstances. We have over 394,200 children in New Jersey living in poverty. Thousands of others are living their lives in foster care. Something as small as receiving a backpack with the tools they need for success can be a life-changing experience for a child.


Research shows that when adequately equipped, school children:

Have positive Feelings of self worth.

Miss fewer schools days.

Participate more in class.

Have improved classroom behavior.

Achieve higher test scores in all academic subjects.

Good News! YOU can help more children achieve by collecting school supplies through Tools for Schools. Start a supply drive in your office and give a child the tools they need for a successful school year!


Want to be a part of the solution and help hundreds of children prepare for academic success?  Email ewest@bergenvolunteers.org to learn more.





Thank you to our incredible sponsors for your commitment to children's education through Tools for Schools!




 Sponsorship is needed to help make this happen! See our new sponsorship levels and learn how you can double your impact.


ONE initiative, Two nonprofits, A lifetime of change.



Transform your Employee Giving and Volunteer Efforts!!

The Business Volunteer Council, a program of the Volunteer Center of Bergen County, gives your business a platform to successfully engage employees through volunteer service and workplace giving. We provide customized volunteer projects, including skills-based volunteering and support for enhancing your corporate social responsibility initiatives.  

We make doing good, a good part of doing business by building high-impact employee led-programs that are locally significant and socially relevant.

We believe that companies with the right engagement tools and guidance can create incredible social change, while having a fun, memorable team building experience!


Join our strong list of for-profit members and make giving back part of your corporate identity.


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