Another school year, and another day for the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Omaha Section members to provide supplies to all
students at Jackson Elementary School. Jackson was chosen in the OPS Adopt-A-School program based on its need for assistance. Throughout its 120-year history, NCJW has demonstrated a profound
commitment to improving the quality of life for women, children, and families. While this commitment has taken a variety of forms over the years, central to it is the belief that a democratic society
must provide for the needs of those unable to provide for themselves.
On August 13, the first day of school, NCJW Omaha Section volunteers led by program chair, Harriet Epstein, distributed school supplies to all students as part of its mission to help the children at Jackson Elementary School. NCJW Omaha Section buys the supplies requested by the teachers for the students each year. In addition to the supplies provided so far, backpacks are provided for those whom the teachers note as needing them.
Take a look at the Gallery for more pictures!
With your support, we are able to:
* Keep RAFT (Resources Available for Teens) online
* Provide mini-grants for new and innovative projects to OPS teachers
* Give needed school supplies to Jackson School this coming year.
We are a volunteer organization and though we have great volunteers,
there is always a need for financial support. Thank you so much.
NCJW’s Mini-Grant project provides money to Omaha Public School teachers for creative and innovative classroom projects that are not funded by school budgets. If you would like to apply for a mini-grant for the coming year, please contact Kate Kirshenbaum at email@example.com or 402-334-8541.
We are taking a break from the next Chocolate Festival. Keep an eye on the Omaha Chocolate Festival website below for future plans.