When I was a child, I remember wanting a very nice backpack, or just a backpack, but our orphanage couldn't always afford things like that for us to go to school, for those of us who could go to school.
I love what Office Depot is doing and I really hope they continue.
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.
This year, to mark the 13th anniversary of the National Backpack Program, the Office Depot Foundation will donate 300,000 backpacks with essential school supplies to deserving children in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and internationally. By the end of 2013, Office Depot and the Office Depot Foundation will have donated more than 3 million backpacks and sackpacks since the inception of the program in 2001. But while these numbers are very large, the sackpacks make an impact on a singular level − one child at a time.
Website - http://www.officedepotfoundation.org/
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/OfficeDepotFoundation
Twitter – @OfficeDepotFndn
I received three backpacks which will be given to our church charity for children.
Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure