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Monday, July 2, 2012

Office Depot Foundation Donates 400,000 Sackpacks this Year

 
Every day, millions of kids carry their stuff to school in plastic grocery bags because they can’t afford a backpack.  One innovative way to tackle this problem is to put free backpacks or sackpacks into the hands of children who need them the most.  Suddenly, they’re just like other kids.  Suddenly, they have hope.
During the past 11 years, the Office Depot Foundation has provided more than 2.5 million backpacks to deserving children in local communities across North America and as far away as China through its National Backpack Program.  
The Foundation will mark the 12th anniversary of the program this year by giving away approximately 400,000 colorful new sackpacks containing essential school supplies – the most it has ever donated in a single year.  But while these numbers are very large, the sackpacks make an impact on a singular level − one child at a time.

What a great cause!  I'm glad to see that Office Depot is giving back to local communities.

Vicky

7 comments:

  1. I love, love companies that give back. This is great

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  2. It seems like such a simple idea but it's a great one. Sometimes the simple, but most essential things that we take for granted get overlooked.

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  3. it's so nice to hear when companies care

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  4. I love a company that gives back. They always get my business

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  5. I really love it when companies get involved with giving back and I shop with those that do.

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  6. Love them! SO awesome that they care to make a difference!

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  7. It is so awesome to find companies that give back. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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