FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

July 26, 2012

Contact: Bevin Theodore, Director of PR & Communications

610-799-7797

800-25-PEACE, ext. 7797

bevin.theodore@kidspeace.org

Office Depot Foundation to donate school supplies to KidsPeace children  

  

S. WHITEHALL TWP. – The Office Depot Foundation has generously chosen to include KidsPeace in its National Backpack Program, an initiative to help students start the school year with confidence and prepare them for ongoing educational success.

The Foundation will donate 100 sackpacks to KidsPeace during a “Back-to-School” Celebration at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Office Depot store at 480 S. Cedar Crest Blvd.

KidsPeace staff and children will be on hand to accept the donation. The special event will also feature an appearance by Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet Impala in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

The sackpacks are zippered pouches containing essential school supplies and are designed for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Since 2001, the Office Depot Foundation has helped more than 2.9 million children succeed in school. This year alone, the Foundation will donate 3,000 new sackpacks to nonprofit organizations and schools in the Allentown and Pocono areas.

KidsPeace is proud to celebrate 130 years of living out our mission to give hope, help and healing to children, families and the communities we serve. Follow us on Facebook or on Twitter @kidspeace.

 

About KidsPeace

Founded in 1882, KidsPeace is dedicated to serving the behavioral and mental health needs of children, preadolescents, teens and young adults, offering a comprehensive range of residential treatment programs; accredited educational services; and a variety of foster care and community-based programs to give hope, help and healing to children, families and communities. KidsPeace offers services in Georgia, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia.