Disclosure: I was provided a few sackpacks by Office Depot to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.
OFFICE DEPOT FOUNDATION CELEBRATES 16TH YEAR OF NATIONAL BACKPACK PROGRAM BY DONATING 200,000 SACKPACKS TO DESERVING CHILDREN
For the past 16 years, the Office Depot Foundation has been giving children important tools they need to succeed in school and in life at the beginning of the new school year. In 2016, the Foundation, the independent charitable giving arm of Office Depot is celebrating the 16th year of its award-winning National Backpack Program. It will be donating 200,000 colorful new sackpacks to nonprofit organizations, schools and agencies across the United States and internationally.
By the end of 2016, the Office Depot Foundation will have given away more than 4 million backpacks and sackpacks since the National Backpack Program began in 2001. To deliver sackpacks to children, the Foundation hosted Back-to-School Celebrations in cities across the U.S. in July and August. Thousands more sackpacks are given to kids through the Office Depot Foundation’s partnerships with a number of nonprofit organizations. The AARP Experience Corps, the National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association, Feed the Children, Food For The Poor, the Kids In Need Foundation.
The specially designed, drawstring-style sackpacks come in seven bright and colorful designs, several of which are new for 2016. Each one includes a zippered pouch containing a pen, pencil, pencil sharpener, eraser, six-inch ruler and four crayons. The sackpacks do not have any Foundation or Office Depot logos or markings.
My wife and I donated the Sackpacks we received from this campaign to our local school. They were extremely grateful for the donation and they will be put to good use.
You can find more information about the National Backpack Program on the Office Depot Foundation’s:
- Facebook www.facebook.com/officedepotfoundation.
- Website www.officedepotfoundation.org/.
- Twitter @OfficeDepotFndn ( the National Backpack Program’s hashtag is #ODFcares)
- Instagram: @officedepotfoundation.