Kik is only 6, but she's very aware of what is going on around her. In school she wants to blend and fit in, not stand out for what she doesn't have. In honor of all the families that may be struggling this year, I want to tell you about a great charitable organization - The Office Depot Foundation.
As a backpack isn't a necessity, many struggling families can't afford to buy their kids backpacks and basic school supplies. 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. In celebration of it's 12th year, the Office Depot Foundation plans to donate 400,000 new school sackpacks to kids around the world.
The sackpacks come in seven different styles, and each contain a zippered pouch full of basic school supplies.
The sackpacks are made from the same material as backpacks, and are water-resistant and lined to provide extra protection. They feature strong ropes and have no metal parts. They also feature fun designs (with no Office Depot logo), that kids are happy to carry.
Every Office Depot store in the United States will receive 50 sackpacks to give to non-profit organizations and schools in the community. In addition, sackpacks will be donated through approximately 30 “Back-to-School Celebration” events in key Office Depot markets during the summer, as well as to a number of national non-profits serving children in the U.S. and, increasingly, around the world.
To Buy - You can help the Office Depot Foundation continue to help students in need, by shopping at Office Depot Stores, or by making a donation.
To Win - I was sent a couple of the sackpacks for review and giveaway purposes. And since the foundation is all about giving back, I decided to give them ALL away to a few of you. So if your kids need a sackpack, or if you know someone else that might, enter to win one for them below!
To Enter just complete any of the entries on the form below!
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More information about the National Backpack Program can be found on the Office Depot Foundation’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/officedepotfoundation. For information on the Office Depot Foundation and its initiatives, go to www.officedepotfoundation.org/. You can also follow the Foundation on Twitter at www.twitter.com/officedepotfndn.
Opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own - I was not influenced in any way. I received no monetary compensation for this post. By entering this giveaway you agree to my giveaway/disclosure guidelines