The Columbus section of National Council of Jewish Women hosted its first back-to-school store July 28 at Temple Beth Shalom in New Albany. The back-to-school store is a project started by the St. Louis NCJW section 18 years ago and is a one-day pop-up store providing tools for the school year. The store aims to promote self-esteem and enthusiasm for learning in elementary age children by providing new school supplies, clothing, winter gear and a gently used book at no cost to families, according to a news release. While the children shopped with their volunteer “personal shopper," their parents and guardians were invited to the family resource room – a collaboration of several local area businesses and agencies providing information and screenings to the families.

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