Most children look forward to the beginning of the new school year. But for those in families where money is tight, this can be a challenging time. That’s why as school has started around the country, the Office Depot Foundation is helping deserving children like these start school on the right foot.
In 2014, the Foundation is donating 350,000 sackpacks to children in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and a number of other countries through its National Backpack Program, which is now in its 14th year. By the end of this year, Office Depot and the Office Depot Foundation will have given away more than 3.3 million backpacks and sackpacks since the National Backpack Program began in 2001.
The specially designed sackpacks come in seven bright and colorful designs that are new for 2014. 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 Office Depot Foundation or Office Depot logos or markings.
We got some really cute bags, and Callan was able to share with some of his schoolmates! Very cool!
Check it all out at Office Depot Foundation on Facebook, as well as Office Depot Foundation on Twitter.