It's that time of year and once again the Office Depot is doing its part to make a difference in the lives of children heading back-to-school this year. The Office Depot Foundation's commitment to education is longstanding and through far-reaching programs, like the national backpack program, they are very proud to have made an impact from preschools and kindergartens to university classrooms and laboratories.
Going into its 12th year, The National Backpack program plans to donate 400,000 new school sackpacks in seven colorful designs this year to help children around the world succeed in school. These totally new sackpacks, which were specially designed for the foundation, and are more versatile than backpacks. Highly contemporary in their design, they reflect and respond to changes in the ways that children are taking their materials to school.
To provide sackpacks to children this year, the Foundation is hosting more than 25 “Back-to-School Celebrations” in cities across the U.S. and in Puerto Rico – five of which will include Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Thousands of sackpacks also are being donated through Office Depot stores in hundreds of local communities and in collaboration with Office Depot’s Business Solutions Division in select cities. Thousands more are being given to kids through the Office Depot Foundation’s partnerships with organizations such as: the Tony Stewart Foundation, AARP Experience Corps, Feed The Children, Food for the Poor, and many more wonderful organizations.
Getting supplies in the hands of children and families who might not otherwise be able to afford to do so, helps those children to build self-confidence, boost self-esteem and achieve greater success in the classroom – all as a result of being properly prepared for school.
We were sent one of the Office Depots new sackpacks to checkout for ourselves. These sackpacks come in seven different two-color combinations, each of which is highlighted by a unique print designed to match the color scheme. Sackpacks are made from the same material as backpacks and are are water-resistant and lined to provide extra protection of contents. Sackpacks were designed with students in grades K-5 in mind, but are vaersitile enough to be used by anyone in any grade.
My daughter really took to the sackpack featuring a pretty butterfly design. However, I wanted to keep in the spirit of giving and we chose to donate the sackpack along with some supplies to her school – additionally you will find that each sackpack contains a zippered pouch containing essential school supplies.
For additional information about this program or to view photos from this year’s sackpack donation visit the Office Depot Foundation page on Facebook.
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