New nonprofit, Enchanted Backpack, provides propagandize reserve to impecunious kids
April 23, 2018 - School Supplies
The Lavin and Bernick Families hosted some-more than 300 guest during The Montgomery Club on Apr 18 in River North to announce a launch of their new nonprofit Enchanted Backpack. This classification addresses a need among thousands of Chicagoland students who do not have a reserve or resources elemental to training and excelling by delivering mint propagandize supplies, books, coats and other essentials to schools and child-focused organizations in under-served communities. Each supply smoothness carries a sell value of $48,000!
“Each year, Enchanted Backpack will hold a hearts and minds of during slightest 20,000 students,” says Bernick, “Each concession smoothness includes code new propagandize supplies, books, soothing products — winter coats and hosiery – jaunty equipment, art reserve and other fun classroom materials.”
The by-invite-only event, hosted by nonprofit owner Carol Lavin Bernick and her family, featured school-themed food and drinks like epicurean mac cheese, filet mignon sliders and fries, milkshakes with epicurean cookies to dunk, and an ‘Adult’ extract box with lemonade, elderflower and vodka.
The Lavin Family Foundation is relating donor contributions adult to $1,000,000 a year and will also cover all executive costs for a nonprofit so that 100% of donations go directly to support schools. “The idea is to commission teachers and administrators who have a truly absolute purpose in children’s lives” says Hillary Fash, Enchanted Backpack director.
In June, Bernick will tell her initial book Gather As You Go, Sharing Lessons Learned Along The Way with all net deduction going to a nonprofit. For scarcely 40 years, Bernick served in executive roles during a $3B Alberto-Culver Company, an general beauty and consumer products firm.
Notable Chicagoans attending a eventuality enclosed Linda Johnson Rice, Helene Gayle (Chicago Community Trust), Shirley Ryan, Marsha Serlin (United Scrap Metal CEO) and Kate Bensen (Chicago Network CEO). (To learn some-more about this estimable nonprofit, click here)
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Abby Bucchianeri, Adam Mateblewski, Alberto Culver, Angela Mackie, Anne Cheronis, Carol Lavin Bernick, Cassie Schwartz., Dan Huber, Dorrit Bern, Dr. James Chandler, Enchanted Backpack, Greg and Lindsey Bernick, Helene Gayle, Hillary Fash, Jenn Honin., JoAnne Seagren, Kallin Fattes, Kate Art, Kate Bensen, Lauren Mitchell, Linda Johnson Rice, Lourdes Perez, Marsha Alexander, Marsha Serlin, Marty Whealy, Matt Fattes, Melissa Sepulveda, Nick Fattes, Shirley Ryan, Susan, Tom Kuczmarski