August 9, 2012

Office Depot Foundation National Backpack Program (& a Giveaway)

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



35 comments:

eclairre said...

I learned that they have a section on emergency preparedness.

Pam2424 said...

I learned that the Foundation plans to donate 400,000 sackpacks to non-profit organizations and schools in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and internationally – the most ever in a single year. Thanks for the giveaway.

p_Halligan@yahoo.com

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

Symbols of Hope' - Office Depot Foundation

Donates 400,000 Kid-Friendly Sackpacks in 2012
seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

Sandy VanHoey said...

Donates 400,000 Kid-Friendly Sackpacks in 2012

Cinderella10383 said...

I learned We also continue our legacy of helping out when disasters strike, and doing what we can not only to speed the process of rebuilding, but also to mitigate the impact of future disasters.

Jamie Brigham
PrettyInPinkWife @ aol dot com

San8KidzForMe said...

By the end of this year, Office Depot and the Office Depot Foundation will have donated more than 2.9 million backpacks and sackpacks – which have been characterized as "a symbol of hope" – to children.

WOW that's a LOT! They have been doing this since 2001. Good for them!

katladyu18 at prodigy dot net

rj7777 said...

They have disaster resources. They are giving these away to many kids which is great! Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

Deb K said...

The Office Depot Foundation supports non-profit organizations with product donations and contributions of funds.

Terri said...

I learned that "The mission of the Foundation is Listen Learn Care."

wilma2389 said...

I learned the foundation donated 400,000 sackpacks in 2012

Jeff Odom said...

I have learned that Office Depot is giving back!! The sackpacks are just a part of their initiative and I think it's awesome that a company will take the time to give back when so many are in need.

luckynordberg said...

They donated 400,000 sackpacks in 2012!

arifamily@comcast.net

Rebecca W. said...

They donate many school items and sackpacks.

Mercedes said...

I learned Nick Cannon is involved. Cool!

Brittany Poole said...

I learned that the help non-profit organizations.

Kaye said...

I learned that they partner up with ▪ Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
▪ Court Appointed Special Advocates
▪ Kids In Need Foundation

RE said...

i leraned they are very charitable and donate a lot to children

Karry said...

I learned that they provide supplies to many schools and donate stuff to children

Nicole said...

I learned they sponsor the National Disaster Help Desk for Business

Jennifer Clay said...

I learned that The mission of the Foundation is Listen Learn Care

Callee Sligh said...

i love that they are donating so many packs! i think that is wonderful!!

1955nurse said...

I learned that they will donate 400,000 sackpacks in 2012, & that they have been doing this since 2001!!! Office Depot really is a "Symbol for Hope"! Thanks for the chance....

jayedee said...

I learned that 'Symbols of Hope' - Office Depot Foundation Will Donate 400,000 Kid-Friendly Sackpacks in 2012

jayedee.dewitt@gmail.com

Ashley said...

Their foundation partners with many programs that help children.

mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

Jennifer Nielsen said...

By the end of 2012, Office Depot and the Office Depot Foundation will have helped more than 2.9 million children since the inception of the National Backpack Program in 2001.

mapamod.ebay[at]gmail[dot]com

mommy2luke2008 said...

I learned that Tony Stewart worked with Office Depot on their National Backpack Program!

Diana said...

I loved the emergency preparedness section
hrddiana556@gmail.com

Helen said...

they donated 400,000 Kid-Friendly Sackpacks in 2012

Country Cookin' Mama said...

They help people when disasters strike and have donated
400,000 Kid-Friendly Sackpacks in 2012.
cozycreations07 at aol dot com

Shelley said...

They have a volunteer matchup so you can find places to volunteer in your community.
mrspoofa(at)aol.com

Anonymous said...

I learned that in March 2012, the Office Depot Foundation National Backpack Program was named the winner in the Social Responsibility Category of the PRNews 2011 Nonprofit PR Awards competition. wilcarvic
[at]gmail[dot[com]]

Darlene said...

I learned that Office Depot is known throughout the world as a company with a heart. Throughout our history, we have distinguished ourselves through our support of charitable organizations and worthy causes on a local and national scale.

owen.darlene@gmail.com

cw said...

I love that they are doing good in the world by helping areas where disasters strike

Dana said...

will donate 400,000 sackpacks this year

[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

I learned that they are donating 400,000 Kid-Friendly Sackpacks in 2012! Great Foundation!
Thank You!

Fiona N