Nearly 2,000 Associates to Volunteer Thousands of Hours at Community
Service Events Across North America
BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 27, 2018--
Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP), a leading omnichannel
provider of business services and supplies, products and technology
solutions, today announced the launch of a new associate-driven
philanthropy and volunteer initiative called “Depot Days of Service,”
which will take place from April 28 through May 5 in eight markets
across North America.
“At Office Depot, we’re committed to supporting the communities in which
we live and do business through philanthropic giving and robust employee
volunteerism, and we’re excited to kick off our first annual Depot Days
of Service in eight of our largest employment markets throughout North
America,” said Jerri DeVard, executive vice president and chief customer
officer for Office Depot, Inc. “We expect nearly 2,000 Office Depot
associates, friends and family members to come together over the next
week to volunteer in support of worthwhile service projects in their
In South Florida, where Office Depot is based, the company will partner
with a variety of organizations on a series of service projects, which
Planting 11,000 plants to restore sea dunes in Pompano Beach with the
Youth Environmental Alliance (YEA)
Preparing meals for deserving youth in Boca Raton with Place of Hope
Building homes for two deserving families in West Palm Beach with
Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program
Donating over 10,000 books to benefit the Literacy Coalition of Palm
Hosting the largest volunteer event in Palm Beach County School
District history, revitalizing a local elementary school in the heart
of Delray Beach with the Palm Beach County Education Foundation
Office Depot, Inc. volunteers will roll up their sleeves in other major
cities across North America to complete large-scale projects with local
Sorting, packing and helping to ship donated food to local charities
with Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina in Charlotte, North Carolina
Refreshing local schools with Hands On Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia and
Keep Austin Beautiful in Austin, Texas
Beautifying a local park with the Chicago Park District in Chicago,
Illinois and farm with the San Francisco Recreation and Park
Department in San Francisco, California
Working with the Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia to transform their
Germantown Clubhouse with a fresh coat of paint and new landscaping in
Preparing and serving dishes at Robin des Bois, a non-profit
restaurant that donates all profits to local community organizations
in Montreal, Canada
The Depot Days of Service program will expand company-wide next year so
that all associates can have the opportunity to engage directly with
their local communities and establish stronger and further-reaching
relationships in the future.
For more information about Office Depot visit officedepot.com.
About Office Depot, Inc.
Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP) is a leading provider of business
services and supplies, products and technology solutions through its
fully integrated omni-channel platform of approximately 1,400 stores,
online presence, and dedicated sales professionals and technicians to
small, medium and enterprise businesses. Through its banner brands
Office Depot®, OfficeMax®, CompuCom® and Grand&Toy®, the company offers
its customers the tools and resources they need to focus on their
passion of starting, growing and running their business. For more
information, visit news.officedepot.com
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Office Depot is a trademark of The Office Club, Inc. OfficeMax is a
trademark of OMX, Inc. CompuCom is a trademark of CompuCom Systems, Inc.
Grand&Toy is a trademark of Grand & Toy, LLC in Canada. ©2018 Office
Depot, Inc. All rights reserved. Any other product or company names
mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.
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