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With all of the help and awareness over causes like ALS, I thought I would bring to light another great cause and an easy way for you to help.

Most children look forward to the beginning of the new school year.  But for those in families where money is tight, this can be a challenging time.  That’s why as school is getting ready to begin around the country, the Office Depot Foundation is helping deserving children like these start school on the right foot.

In 2014, the Foundation is donating 350,000 sackpacks to children in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and a number of other countries through its National Backpack Program, which is now in its 14th year.  By the end of this year, Office Depot and the Office Depot Foundation will have given away more than 3.3 million backpacks and sackpacks since the National Backpack Program began in 2001.

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The specially designed sackpacks come in seven bright and colorful designs that are new for 2014.  Each one includes a zippered pouch containing a pen, pencil, pencil sharpener, eraser, six-inch ruler and four crayons. The sackpacks do not have any Office Depot Foundation or Office Depot logos or markings.

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The Office Depot Foundation provided me with two sackpacks, which I turned around and donated to my local school, Reedville Elementary. I challenge YOU to donate some school supplies to a local school – you can find many at great prices over at Office Depot (or of course head to any place, the bottom line is to donate!).

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One reader will WIN their own Office Depot sackpack to keep or donate! Enter by following the form below. Ends 9/24/2014!

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