NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be in the Lehigh Valley on Thursday to hand out donations to KidsPeace children.

 

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, 480 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., South Whitehall Township. Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet Impala in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, will attend the event.

 

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