I am so proud of the direction this blog has taken. If you personally know me, you know how much of a philanthropist I am. I live by the mentality of being a giver. I am not rich by any means so coming out of pocket to give back isn’t something I can always do, but volunteering and giving my time is doable. Luckily we don’t have to dig in our pockets to help. There are so many ways we can give back. Also companies who actually have the money to help, see the bigger picture and understand how important it is to give back. Paired with our time and effort we can do good things for our community and country.
Every child deserves to start the school year with a backpack and essential school supplies, but the sad reality is many families can’t afford these items. Making a difference to change this is The Office Depot Foundation and its National Backpack Program, which over the past 12 years has provided more than 2.9 million backpacks to children around the world.
By the end of 2013, Office Depot and the Office Depot Foundation will have donated more than 3 million backpacks and sackpacks since the program began in 2001. But while these numbers are very large, the sackpacks make an impact on a singular level − one child at a time.
Learn more about the Office Depot Foundation.