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Office Depot, Inc. hosted its second annual “Depot Day of Service,” the company’s flagship associate-driven volunteer initiative, on Saturday, May 11, in cities across North America. Thousands of Office Depot, Inc. associates, along with their friends, family members and non-profit partners, united to complete approximately 35 service projects across the U.S. and Canada to make a #depotdifference.
“Caring for local communities is at the heart of Office Depot’s culture,” said Jerri DeVard, executive vice president, chief customer officer for Office Depot, Inc. “As Office Depot continues to evolve and move in an innovative new direction, we’re pleased to have expanded our ‘Depot Day of Service’ program companywide to help create an even greater impact in the communities we serve.” In honor of National PTA’s Teacher Appreciation Week, seven large-scale service projects included Title I elementary school makeovers where hundreds of volunteers provided new landscaping, applied fresh coats of paint to the interior and exterior of the buildings and more.
The schools included:
Austin, Texas: Winn Elementary School
Charlotte, North Carolina: Steele Creek Elementary School
Chicago, Illinois: Belmont-Cragin Elementary School
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: James J. Sullivan Elementary School
Phoenix, Arizona: Sahuaro Elementary School
South San Francisco, California: Spruce Elementary School
Stone Mountain, Georgia: Wynbrooke Elementary School
Additional volunteer projects included:
Refurbishing clubhouses for the following Boys & Girls Club chapters:
Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club in Delray Beach, Florida
East Side Boys & Girls Club in St. Paul, Minnesota
Smilow Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club in Seattle, Washington
Sorting, packing and helping to ship donated food to local charities with:
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida
North Texas Food Bank in Dallas, Texas
Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan in Detroit, Michigan
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank in Commerce, California
To learn more about how Office Depot invests in local communities year-round, visit depotdifference.com.