The Enchanted Backpack Mobile Van Program has broad reach.
Through our buying savvy and in-kind contributions we load vans with school supplies, books, winter coats, hats and gloves, art supplies, incentive items, board games, athletic equipment and personal necessities (see full list HERE). The vans – think of them as HUGE magical and mystical enchanted backpacks – make deliveries throughout the school year to qualifying public, private and charter schools who have applied for and been accepted to the program.
Each year, Enchanted Backpack will touch the hearts and minds of at least 20,000 students through this program.
In addition to filling this lifeline, we hope these colorful vans travelling through our communities will call attention to the program and attention to the need. We also hope the arrival of the van at a school will become an exciting and motivating event.
Enchanted Backpack partner schools will be invited to apply for the Adopt-A-School Program as a second year partnership.
Once a school is selected for our program, we will engage with the principal and teachers to determine needs beyond classroom supplies that we will support throughout the year. These could be projects such as playground equipment, enhanced reading centers, upgraded technology or other innovative ideas.
Enchanted Backpack will donate up to $20,000 per school to fund these efforts. In addition, we will visit the adopted schools to bring educational assistance and old-fashioned fun to the students.