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Academy of St. Benedict the African receives school supply donation

By Karen Callaway | Photo editor
March 7, 2019

Academy of St. Benedict the African receives school supply donation

The Academy of St. Benedict the African in Englewood received a donation of $48,000 worth of supplies and resources from Enchanted Backpack on Feb. 28, 2019. The donation will go toward a “shopping day” for the 2019-2020 school year for students who can’t afford to purchase supplies, among other projects.
Volunteers and workers unload two trucks school supplies as the Academy of St. Benedict the African in Englewood. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Deacon Leroy Gill takes inventory of the new items donated. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Bianca James and Anton Hopewell look through the new items donated. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Student Aniya Burley looks through one of the bags filled with sweaters and jackets. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Brooklin Watkins and TaCarol Jackson show their basketball skills with the new balls. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
From left, student Kayla Love and assistant principal Jennifer Farrand spar in a hula hoop contest with the donated items. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)

The Academy of St. Benedict the African in Englewood received a donation of $48,000 worth of supplies and resources from Enchanted Backpack on Feb. 28, 2019. The donation will go toward a “shopping day” for the 2019-2020 school year for students who can’t afford to purchase supplies, among other projects.

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