2016 Office Depot Foundation's National Backpack Program #ODFcares #BacktoSchool

August 16, 2016

2016 Office Depot Foundation

Disclosure: I received sackpacks for sharing information on the National Backpack Program. All opinions are my own.

The Office Depot Foundation is marking its 16th year this year with their award-winning National Backpack Program by donating approximately 200,000 colorful, kid-friendly sackpacks to kids worldwide, helping more than 4 million children since its inception in 2001.

The National Backpack Program provides drawstring-style sackpacks, like the ones pictured below, to kids in need. The specially designed sackpacks come in seven bright and colorful designs, several that are new for 2016, all kid-friendly graphics, without any Office Depot Foundation logos (except for a removable tag).

Each sackpack includes a zippered pouch containing a pen, pencil, pencil sharpener, eraser, six-inch ruler and four crayons.

“We believe that every child should have the opportunity to go to school with dignity and hope,” says Office Depot Foundation President Mary Wong. “For most children, the first day of school is an exciting time complete with new clothes and back-to-school gear. But for kids in families where money is tight, the experience can be just the opposite. The sackpacks and school supplies we donate help to level the playing field and give these wonderful children a reason to stand just a little bit taller.”

2016 Office Depot Foundation sackpack

The Office Depot Foundation continues to help many kids in need and offer tools for them to succeed.

About the Office Depot Foundation

The Office Depot Foundation is an independent foundation that serves as the independent charitable giving arm of Office Depot, Inc. In keeping with its mission, Listen Learn Care, the Foundation supports a variety of programs that give children tools to succeed in school and in life; build the capacity of nonprofit organizations through collaboration and innovation; and help communities prepare for disasters, as well as recovering and rebuilding afterwards.

Learn more about the Office Depot Foundation and stay connected by visiting below:

Website: Office Depot Foundation
Facebook: Office Depot Foundation
Twitter: @OfficeDepotFndn

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