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NASCAR® Driver Tony Stewart And The Office Depot Foundation Team Up To Give 6,000 Sackpacks To Kids In The Atlanta Area

Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE: ODP), a leading global provider of office supplies and services, and the Office Depot Foundation today announced that Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet in the NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series™, will join the Foundation to donate 6,000 new sackpacks to non-profit organizations, schools, and agencies in and around the Atlanta area.

The Office Depot Foundation will present the sackpacks, which contain essential school supplies, during a special “Back-to-School Celebration” beginning at 3:30 p.m. local time on Wednesday, August 29, at the Office Depot store located at 2126 Henderson Mill Road in Atlanta. In addition to Stewart, special guest Georgia State Representative Sharon Beasley-Teague is scheduled to attend.

Stewart is partnering with the Office Depot Foundation for the fourth consecutive year to support the Foundation’s National Backpack Program, which is donating 400,000 sackpacks throughout the 2012 back-to-school season – the most given out in a single year. By the end of this year, the National Backpack Program will have helped more than 2.9 million kids worldwide since 2001.

“It’s really great to be joining the Office Depot Foundation for another event during this back-to-school season,” said Stewart, the three-time and reigning NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series™ champion. “These cool sackpacks continue to make a positive impact on the kids who receive them, and I’m very proud to be a part of such an important program. Being able to help provide kids-in-need with the essential school supplies necessary to start the year off right is the most rewarding thing I’ll do all year.”

The non-profit organizations, schools and agencies scheduled to receive sackpacks during the “Back-to-School Celebration” on August 29 include:

  • Atlanta Kids in Need Resource Center
  • Atlanta Public Schools
  • CaringWorks, Inc.
  • CHRIS Kids
  • City of Refuge
  • Clayton County Schools
  • Communities In Schools of Atlanta
  • Dekalb County Schools
  • Easter Seals North Georgia
  • Genesis Prevention Coalition Inc (CADCA)
  • Georgia Alliance To End Homelessness
  • Kids in Need Foundation
  • Metro Atlanta CASA Collaborative
  • Rainbow Village
  • Safehouse Outreach
  • She Will, Inc.
  • Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence

National Backpack Program

Through the National Backpack Program, which is now in its 12 th year, the Office Depot Foundation helps deserving children prepare for school by donating specially designed sackpacks throughout the United States and internationally. The sackpacks, which come in seven colorful designs, reflect and respond to changes in the ways that children are taking their materials to school.

During the past five years, the Office Depot Foundation has donated more than 22,000 backpacks and sackpacks in the Atlanta area.

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