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Helping Kids Succeed

Children Are Our Future

The Office Depot Foundation’s commitment to education is longstanding and broad-based. Through far-reaching programs, we strive constantly to make an impact on children and youth from preschools and kindergartens to middle school and high school classrooms. Consistent with our commitment to our mission  Listen Learn Care  we recognize the importance of supporting children, parents and teachers through initiatives that are designed to make a difference throughout the United States and around the world.

Since 2001, we have helped children in grades K-5 get ready for school through our award-winning National Backpack Program.  More recently, we’ve begun to focus on assisting middle school students and are proud that two of our initiatives – the “Be The Difference. Speak Up Against Bullying!” Program and the Dream UP Career Exploration Program – are designed specifically to reach this age group.

“Giving children tools to succeed in school and in life” is one of the three pillars of the Office Depot Foundation’s Caring Agenda.  We believe that children are our future – and this force drives us every day to show them how much we care.