Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Office Depot Foundation 2012 Sack Packs

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 sack packs 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 sack packs containing essential school supplies - the most it has ever donated in a single year. But while these numbers are very large, the sack packs make an impact on a singular level - one child at a time.
We received a few of the sack packs to check out. Callan loved that the bags are not big clunky backpacks. He can wear it just fine, and so will kids as young as kindergarten up to high school! The bags are great simple styles, fitting for both boys and girls. Each bag comes with a pouch of school supplies: pencil, pen, crayons, eraser, pencil sharpener, and a ruler. He loved the bags, and kept one for himself, and then without me even prompting, offered the other two bags we received to our neighbor kids - who are less fortunate, and probably would not be able to afford school packs this coming year. I have one awesome kid! *wink*

I received products from Office Depot in exchange for a review on my blog. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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