Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles

Tools for School


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JFS is launching its Annual Tools for School Program, a powerful project which prepares children who are living on the fringe or below the poverty level with the tools they need to feel prepared, motivated and proud to attend school. Over 3,000 backpacks with necessary school supplies will be distributed during the month of August to children of JFS clients through our SOVA Community Food and Resource Program, three domestic violence shelters and various other service programs.


Writing Utensils

Buys four boxes of pens, pencils, crayons or markers.

Your Price: $10.00

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Paper Supplies

Buys a semester’s worth of paper for a middle or high school student including loose leaf, spiral notebooks and composition books as well as a three ring binder and pocket folders to stay organized.

Your Price: $18.00

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Art Supplies

Buys an art supply package filled with crayons, glue sticks, rulers, scissors, markers and construction paper.

Your Price: $25.00

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High School Supplies

Buys a high school supply package filled with a calculator, compass, protractor, large three ring binder, mechanical pencils, composition books, loose leaf paper, dividers, folders, pens and erasers.

Your Price: $50.00

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Backpack and Shoes

Buys a sturdy backpack and a new pair of shoes.

Your Price: $100.00

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Healthy Snacks

Buys 2 weeks worth of healthy snacks for a classroom of 35 students.

Your Price: $250.00

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Homework Kits

Buys dictionaries, writing tablets, pencils, crayons, markers, glue sticks, scissors, construction paper, paint sets, rulers, erasers, pencil sharpeners for a classroom of 35 students.

Your Price: $500.00

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Elementary Packages

Buys backpacks, lunch boxes, crayons, pencils, rulers, erasers, wide ruled tablet paper, pocket folders, washable markers, safety scissors, glue sticks and construction paper for a classroom of 35 students.

Your Price: $1,000.00

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Backpacks and Shoes for an Entire Classroom

Buys a sturdy backpack and a new pair of shoes for a classroom of 35 students.

Your Price: $3,600.00

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Your donation is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law and will be used to fund school supplies purchases and distribution expenses for our program. Visa/Mastercard/Discover/American Express welcome! Thank you for your generous donation.

For more information please contact Sherri Kadovitz at (213) 260-7925 or

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