Westfield School Supply Drive

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty NJ# 9483506

Westfield students begin their 2023/2024 school year on September 7th. As most parents know, school supplies can be expensive. For some Westfield area households, that brings an additional strain to their finances. If you want to help ease their burden, consider donating to the Westfield School Supply Drive.

Help less fortunate kids be prepared for the new school year by donating to the Westfield school supply drive benefitting the Jersey Cares organization.

What: Westfield School Supply Drive
Where: Various Locations Around Westfield (see below)
When: 8 am to 5 pm now through August 20th

Westfield School Supply Drive

Local high school student Jillian Almendral strives to make a difference in our community with her volunteer work. Since June, she has spearheaded a local school supply drive to benefit those less fortunate kids in our area. Supplies needed include backpacks, notebooks, composition books, #2 pencils, pencil cases, pencil sharpeners, erasers, folders, pens, highlighters, crayons, markers, calculators, glue, child-safe scissors, and rulers. They request that all items donated be new (or gently used when it comes to backpacks). They also accept gift cards for Amazon or Visa. New laptops, tablets, and headphones would also be greatly appreciated. All supplies will be donated to Jersey Cares for distribution where needed.

Drop-Off Locations

* Westfield Memorial Library (550 E Broad St)
* Westfield Memorial Pool (713 Cumberland St)
* Westfield Area YMCA (220 Clark St or 422 E Broad St)
* Westfield High School (550 Dorian Rd)

Tax-Holiday for NJ School Supply Shoppers

Every year, New Jersey waives sales tax for back-to-school supplies for a ten-day period. This year, it falls between August 26th and September 4th. Unfortunately, that timeframe comes after the school supply drive takes place in Westfield. But it still provides a bit of relief for parents getting their children ready for the new school year. For a complete list of these items, please visit the NJ Division of Taxation website here.

Scott Gleason, CRS at Coldwell Banker Westfield, NJ Luxury Homes

Originally posted on my Westfield area real estate blog here: https://luxuryhomesnj.com/2023/08/18/westfield-school-supply-drive.

Comments (4)

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

For many parents, getting their children properly set up for school can be very overwhelming. Having a day where they may get some relief is a wonderful thing. Hopefully it will be very successful.

Aug 27, 2023 05:54 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

This is all over the country 

Please everyone sure to support your local teacherSin whatever way you can.Thanks.

Aug 27, 2023 11:18 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Scott. Chicago has several school supply drives that did well this year. We are starting our second full week of classes. Enjoy your day.

Aug 28, 2023 04:09 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net


your blog page, and I added you as a following. I would love the

follow back. Also, then we both get 50 points. Bill

Aug 28, 2023 12:41 PM