We've Got Your Back

Thanks to the generosity of the Nutley community we exceeded our goal of 70 stuffed backpacks this year! Individuals, families, scout troops, community groups and local businesses all stepped up with donations this year to help make this second annual drive an overwhelming success. Every Nutley student deserves to return to school with the tools they need to succeed and now they will! We’d like to wish all our Nutley students, teachers and administrators a successful school year! 

TapInto Nutley reported on the We've Got Your Back program, please read about it here!


Thanks to the following businesses and individuals for their generous donations of backpacks, supplies, and money, all of which helped make the NEF/NFSB “We’ve Got Your Back” initiative a huge success.

  • KaShe Dance & Designs
  • Mathnasium of Nutley, Pratiksha Jogani
  • A Personal Touch Florist
  • Trio Jewelers
  • Vilardo’s Deli & Catering

Individual Monetary Donations

  • Sal Balsamo
  • Carol Gallagher
  • Barbara Hirsch
  • Lorraine Kucinski
  • Chris Masullo
  • Alicia Silvestri
  • Anne Starace
  • Girl Scout Troop #20759

Special thanks Girl Scout Troop members, moms and friends.

Troop #20759 Members: Elyse Gola, Sasha Wanko, Kaitlin Salmon, Regan Wingenfeld, Jennifer Pontoriero, and friend Tricia Canfield

Moms: Joanne Gola, Evelin Wanko, Michele Salmon;  Friends Arlene Lobay and Rose Santoriello

Troop #20126 Members: Reily Clinton, Abagail Meyers, Tyler and Jack Teifert, Genesis Jatkerson, Makenna Dejianne, Brady Giacometti, Constantino Morillo, Mathew Mateus, Isabella Fogle

And a big “Thank You” to the Nutley community in general for all the anonymous donations of backpacks and supplies left in the bins outside NFSB at 169 Chestnut Street and at the business drop off points in Nutley.