Teachers Can Go Back to School with Educational Materials and a
Chance to Win Supplies for the Classroom
BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 8, 2014--
Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE: ODP), a leading global provider of school
supplies, office products, services, and solutions formed by the
merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax, today announced its “Gotta Get
It!” teacher campaign in partnership with The Education Center, LLC,
publisher of The Mailbox books and magazines. Inspired by educators’
selfless giving, the “Gotta Get It!” campaign will provide free
curriculum and educational materials to teachers for the back-to-school
season plus a chance to win supplies for the classroom with a $500
Office Depot or OfficeMax gift card.
Every school year, teachers dig deep into their own pockets to purchase
supplies for their students. In fact, it is reported that 92 percent of
teachers spend $1,000 of their own money every school year to purchase
critical classroom resources.1
Teachers can visit TheMailbox.com/teacherrewards,
to download free materials that include tips on popular back-to-school
topics, ranging from creating a positive learning environment to
communicating with parents to managing classroom technology. While on
the website, teachers also can sign up for teacher-only discounts and
learn more about teacher appreciation events and special giveaways
available at Office Depot and OfficeMax stores nationwide in July and
August. Additionally, one lucky teacher will win a $500 Office Depot or
OfficeMax gift card; six runners-up will each win a $100 Office Depot or
OfficeMax gift card. 2The sweepstakes runs through September
For more information, visit The Education Center, at TheEducationCenter.com.
About Office Depot, Inc.
Formed by the merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax, Office Depot, Inc.
is a leading global provider of products, services, and solutions for
every workplace – whether your workplace is an office, home, school, or
Office Depot, Inc. is a resource and a catalyst to help customers work
better. We are a single source for everything customers need to be more
productive, including the latest technology, core office supplies, print
and document services, business services, facilities products,
furniture, and school essentials.
The company has combined pro forma annual sales of approximately $17
billion, employs more than 60,000 associates, and serves consumers and
businesses in 58 countries with more than 2,000 retail stores,
award-winning e-commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business
sales organization – all delivered through a global network of wholly
owned operations, joint ventures, franchisees, licensees and alliance
partners. The company’s portfolio of leading brands includes Office
Depot, OfficeMax, OfficeMax Grand & Toy, Viking, Ativa, TUL, Foray, and
Office Depot, Inc.’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock
Exchange under the symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found
Additional information about the recently completed merger of Office
Depot and OfficeMax can be found at http://officedepotmaxmerger.com.
About The Education Center, LLC
The Education Center was founded in 1973 by Marge and Jake Michel who,
like many other educators, were frustrated by the lack of practical,
ready-to-use materials for the classroom. So they created several
products in their spare time, and the company grew from there.
Today hundreds of thousands of teachers across the country depend on The
Education Center’s products to enrich their lesson plans, to speed up
their planning time, and to leave them more time to do what they love
best—teach. Learn more about The Education Center at TheMailbox.com.
1 AdoptAClassroom.org and Horace Mann
2 HOW TO APPLY: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Visit TheMailbox.com/teacherrewards
to apply. Teacher Awards Sweepstakes application period
starts 6/27/14 and ends 11:59 p.m. EDT on 9/30/2014. Open to current
legal residents of the US/DC who, at time of entry, are age 21+,
employed full-time or part-time as classroom teachers in preschool
through grade 12, and are located in the United States. Residents of
Rhode Island are not eligible. Awards: Recipients will be
selected in a random drawing conducted on or about October 1, 2014, from
all eligible applicants received. By participating, applicants agree to
be bound by the Official Rules and by the decisions of the Sponsor and
Administrator. For full rules, visit TheMailbox.com/teacherrewards
or send self-addressed stamped envelope to: Learning Magazine "Gotta Get
It!" Teacher Awards Sweepstakes List, 3515 W. Market St. Greensboro, NC
27403 by December 31, 2014.
Source: Office Depot, Inc.
Office Depot, Inc.
Julianne Embry, 561-438-1451
Anne Sumpter, 336-854-0309 x 351