Samples sent for feature, then all my samples were donated to Lake Stevens Family First
Kudos to Office Depot for 16 years of it’s award-winning National Backpack Program. I was sent 7 of these new and fun designed sackpacks with supplies inside. I took some photos below so you can see them for yourselves. Then I dropped the rest off with our local Family Center office who are a part of the Lutheran Community Services chapter. This local office partners with our school district and as these bags arrived to me I heard that they were given a total count of 150 local students who’s families need help with back to school. 7 of those kids now have a new backpack and supplies from this Office Depot National Backpack Campaign. I felt very proud dropping these off and the gal raved over how fun these sacks were for the kids.
Back to school is so fun for kids-most get new clothes, shoes and backpacks. Many families, however, cannot afford brand new. So when they seek assistance and get something NEW for the kids, that is so exciting for them. Look at these designs! Lego, arcade, camo, nature and other fun themes that the kids will be proud to wear on their backs.
Office Depot has done amazing things with this program. Here are some stats to be astonished by
- In 2016, Office Depot will donate 200,000 colorful new sackpacks to nonprofit organizations, schools and agencies across the United States and internationally.
- By the end of 2016, Office Depot and the Office Depot Foundation will have given away more than 4 million backpacks and sackpacks since the National Backpack Program began in 2001.
- The Foundation is collaborating with the AARP Experience Corps, the National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association, Feed the Children, Food For The Poor, the Kids In Need Foundation, the National Foundation for Women Legislators, Operation Homefront and Samaritan’s Feet International.
- For the eighth consecutive year, children of the Navajo Nation in Arizona will receive sackpacks.
To learn more, visit the Office Depot Foundation Page.