Enchanted Backpack delivers donated supplies to Fox Lake middle school

  • Students at Stanton Middle School in Fox Lake hold thank-you signs they made to welcome the Enchanted Backpack vans arriving Tuesday to deliver supplies, 1,500 books, recess equipment, art supplies, winter clothing, shoes, personal care items, games, incentive items and more.

      Students at Stanton Middle School in Fox Lake hold thank-you signs they made to welcome the Enchanted Backpack vans arriving Tuesday to deliver supplies, 1,500 books, recess equipment, art supplies, winter clothing, shoes, personal care items, games, incentive items and more. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Stanton Middle School Principal Jeff Sefcik leads the Enchanted Backpack vans arriving at the Fox Lake school Tuesday with donated supplies, 1,500 books, recess equipment, art supplies, winter clothing, shoes, personal care items, games, incentive items and more.

      Stanton Middle School Principal Jeff Sefcik leads the Enchanted Backpack vans arriving at the Fox Lake school Tuesday with donated supplies, 1,500 books, recess equipment, art supplies, winter clothing, shoes, personal care items, games, incentive items and more. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Stanton Middle School students cheer and hold signs they made to welcome the Enchanted Backpack vans arriving at the Fox Lake school with donated supplies, books, clothing and other items.

      Stanton Middle School students cheer and hold signs they made to welcome the Enchanted Backpack vans arriving at the Fox Lake school with donated supplies, books, clothing and other items. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Students outside Stanton Middle School in Fox Lake welcome the Enchanted Backpack vans arriving Tuesday with donated school supplies and more.

      Students outside Stanton Middle School in Fox Lake welcome the Enchanted Backpack vans arriving Tuesday with donated school supplies and more. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 4/21/2021 6:24 AM

Stanton students and teachers cheered and danced as they welcomed two brightly painted Enchanted Backpack vans filled with gifts that arrived Tuesday at the Fox Lake middle school.

Most of the Stanton's 300 students lined up outside the school, filling the entire front walk from end to end, to greet the vans that carried a charitable donation of school supplies, 1,500 books, recess equipment, art supplies, winter clothing, shoes, personal care items, games, incentive items and more.

 

Jill Becmer, Stanton's administrative assistant, had been responsible for filling out the grant application forms, while sixth-grade teacher Michelle Serini and Principal Jeff Sefcik were interviewed to make sure the school qualified for the donations

"We didn't know exactly what we were going to get, but it's awesome, good for the school and good for the kids," Sefcik said.

According to Sefcik, the Chicago-based charity picks eight to 10 schools each year for donations.

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