Sunday, August 7, 2016

Back-to-School Cool: With the Office Depot Foundation's National Backpack Program

The start of a new school year can be an exciting time for both students and parents.  New supplies, backpacks, and clothes are often the focus of advertisements, sales, and shopping trips. But while many of us are going to Office Depot to buy our school supplies, Office Depot is giving school supplies back to those in need.

This year the Office Depot Foundation is celebrating its National Backpack Program's 16th year.  Through this program, Office Depot will be donating 200,000 sackpacks to schools, nonprofit organizations, and agencies internationally and throughout the United States. Each of these drawstring sackpacks features a colorfully fun design and contains a zippered pouch full of school supplies: Four crayons, a pencil, pencil sharpener, pen, eraser, and six inch ruler.

The Office Depot Foundation is also  hosting "Back-to-School Celebrations" across the U.S. this month.  During these celebrations, the foundation will be delivering sackpacks directly to children.

To see if a "Back-to-School Celebration" is coming to a city near you and to learn more about the National Backpack Program click here.

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