Wauconda school receives donation of books, supplies
A Chicago nonprofit group donated boxes of books, art supplies, winter hats and more to Wauconda Grade School on Tuesday.
The goodies came from Enchanted Backpack, which serves needy elementary and middle schools, and other child-focused organizations in the Chicago area.
Two vans filled with supplies delivered some 250 boxes and bags of supplies.
"We are really excited (and) very lucky," Principal Debra Monroe said.
Monroe applied for the delivery after learning about the program this summer. She was pleased to learn the school was eligible to receive a donation, based on the percentage of students who receive free or reduced lunches.
"(The school) is very fortunate to have partnered with such a noble organization," Monroe said.