Join us in making a difference! 


Thank you for your interest in supporting Enchanted Backpack.

Each year we will touch the hearts and minds of at least 20,000 students.


The Lavin Family Foundation has generously committed to match donor

contributions up to $1,000,000 annually. The Foundation will also cover all administrative

costs for the organization so that 100% of donations go directly to support schools. 

Donations can be mailed to:

Enchanted Backpack

155 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1680

Chicago, IL 60606

Or can be made online by clicking the donate button below:



You can also support Enchanted Backpack by purchasing a copy of

Gather As You Go: Sharing Lessons Learned Along the Way. 

The book, authored by Carol Lavin Bernick, Founder of Enchanted Backpack, contains over 300 short

stories and gathered wisdoms gleaned from Carol’s extensive professional and personal life experiences.

 Net proceeds from the sales of the book will support Enchanted Backpack.

For more information or to purchase a book, please visit

Enchanted Backpack is organized as a private operating foundation and exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3). 

Donations made to Enchanted Backpack are deductible under IRC Section 170. 

If you have any questions, please contact Hillary Fash, Director, at:



155 N. Wacker Drive

Suite 1680

Chicago, IL 60606


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