Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Office Depot Foundation: National Backpack Program

Disclosure: I received complementary sackpacks as a thank you for posting this information. No other compensation was received.


Every child deserves to start the school year with a backpack and essential school supplies, but the sad reality is many families can’t afford these items. Making a difference to change this is The Office Depot Foundation and its National Backpack Program, which over the past 12 years has provided more than 2.9 million backpacks to children around the world.

This year, to mark the 13th anniversary of the National Backpack Program, the Office Depot Foundation will donate 300,000 backpacks with essential school supplies to deserving children in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and internationally. By the end of 2013, Office Depot and the Office Depot Foundation will have donated more than 3 million backpacks and sackpacks since the inception of the program in 2001. But while these numbers are very large, the sackpacks make an impact on a singular level − one child at a time.


 The Office Depot Foundation National Backpack Program – is not only a large-scale example of corporate social responsibility, but is also a very personal way that one organization is making a difference.

Thiis years sackpacks designed in six different color combinations with kid-friendly graphics. Each one includes a zippered pouch containing a pen, pencil, pencil sharpener, eraser, 6” ruler and four crayons. They do not have any Office Depot Foundation or Office Depot logos or markings.

More information about the National Backpack Program can be found on the Office Depot 
Foundation’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/officedepotfoundation. To learn more about 
the Office Depot Foundation and its initiatives, go to www.officedepotfoundation.org/. You can 
follow the Foundation on Twitter at www.twitter.com/officedepotfndn; the National Backpack 
Program’s hashtag is #OfficeDepotFndnKids.


Disclosure: I received complementary sackpacks as a thank you for posting this information. No other compensation was received.

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