Office Depot Stores Nationwide To Carry NASCAR Unites Wristbands More Than 1,100 Office Depot Stores Participating In Charitable Initiative
Daytona beach, Fla. (June 9, 2011)— The NASCAR Foundation today announced that Office Depot, the Official Office Products Partner of NASCAR and co-primary sponsor of Tony Stewart and the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, will offer new NASCAR Unites wristbands at more than 1,100 Office Depot stores nationwide.
Starting June 10, fans can get their own NASCAR Unites wristband by making a $5 donation at any participating Office Depot store location. The wristband showcases a supporter’s passion for children’s causes and encourages acts of service. Funds raised will benefit the charitable work being done by The NASCAR Foundation and The Office Depot Foundation.
“The Office Depot Foundation and The NASCAR Foundation work very hard to help children and communities in need, and it means a lot to me to support their work,” said Tony Stewart, who helped The Office Depot Foundation donate more than 300,000 backpacks to children in need during the 2010 Back-To-School season. “I plan on picking up my NASCAR Unites wristband at my local Office Depot store, and I hope racing fans across the country will do the same.”
NASCAR Unites is a new industry initiative led by The NASCAR Foundation that offers fans and the NASCAR community “Two Million Ways to Unite for Kids” through volunteerism and fundraising. In 2011, The NASCAR Foundation will grant $1 million to children’s charities and generate one million volunteer hours in local communities.
“The Office Depot Foundation is very excited to partner with NASCAR and The NASCAR Foundation again this year,” said Mary Wong, president of The Office Depot Foundation. “When people come together, our ability to make a difference is incredibly powerful. The NASCAR Unites wristband is a wonderful representation of that team spirit.”
For more information or to find an Office Depot location near you, please visit NASCAR.COM/Unites or www.officedepot.com.
About The NASCAR Foundation The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc., (NASCAR) launched The NASCAR Foundation in January 2006. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity that embodies the compassion of the NASCAR Family and its commitment to serving communities. The Foundation seeks to raise funds and increase volunteerism to support non-profit charities and charitable causes throughout the nation with an emphasis placed on initiatives that affect the ability of children to live, learn and play. For more information on The NASCAR Foundation, please visit the website: WWW.NASCAR.COM/foundation.
About Office Depot Celebrating 25 years as a leading global provider of office supplies and services, Office Depot is Taking Care of Business for millions of customers around the globe. For the local corner store as well as Fortune 500 companies, Office Depot provides supplies and services to its customers through 1,641 worldwide retail stores, a dedicated sales force, top-rated catalogs and global e-commerce operations. Office Depot has annual sales of approximately $11.6 billion, and employs about 40,000 associates around the world. The Company provides more office supplies and services to more customers in more countries than any other company, and currently sells to customers directly or through affiliates in 55 countries.
Office Depot’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found at: http://mediarelations.officedepot.comandhttp://socialpress.officedepot.com/.
About The Office Depot Foundation The Office Depot Foundation is an independent foundation (tax exempt under IRC Sec.501(c)(3)) that serves as the independent charitable giving arm of Office Depot, Inc. In keeping with its mission, Listen Learn Care®, the Foundation supports a variety of programs that help children succeed in school and in life; enable civil society (non-profit) organizations to become more efficient and effective; help people and businesses prepare for disasters, as well as recover and rebuild afterwards; strengthen local communities through grants, product donations and volunteerism; and encourage community development through entrepreneurship and economic innovation.