NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Educational Fund "We've Got Your Back" drive to benefit families served by Nutley Family Service Bureau is nearing the homestretch but your help is still needed. 

The second annual school supply drive helps families in the community who need a hand. In 2017, the Nutley Educational Foundation started the program to provide backpacks and school supplies to NFSB clients with school aged children in Nutley.

Lending a hand to these families is easy, donations of school supplies and backpacks can be left at the collection bins on the porch of Nutley Family Service Bureau's annex at 169 Chestnut St. The other way to help is to donate funds to purchase school supplies. Checks, made payable to Nutley Educational Foundation, can be dropped off in the collection bins or mailed to "Nutley Educational Foundation, Box 735, Nutley NJ 07110," Those funds will be used to purchase backpacks and school supplies. All donations to the NEF are fully tax deducible. 

In 2017, about 40 backpacks were distributed. The goal for 2018 is 70 packbacks. The goal is within reach, but more help is needed.