Kids receive sackpacks from the Office Depot Foundation

Mayor Steve Adler received 200 sackpacks from the Office Depot Foundation, which he shared 100 sackpacks containing essential school supplies for the upcoming school year with Del Valle ISD on Wednesday, Aug. 9 during a special Back-to-School celebration.

The specially designed, drawstring-style sackpacks come in seven bright and fun colors.  Each one includes a zippered pouch containing a pen, pencil, pencil sharpener, eraser, six-inch ruler and four crayons.

“It is our mission to make sure that every child has the right tools to achieve success in school,” said Mary Wong, president of the Office Depot Foundation. “School is challenging enough on its own, and when you’re unable to come prepared with the basic essentials for learning, it’s nearly impossible. We want to give every kid a fair chance.”

The Office Depot Foundation is celebrating its 17th year of its national backpack program that contributes supplies for nonprofit organizations, schools and agencies, and has donated over 4 million sackpacks since 2001. This is the first year that the Home Depot Foundation has donated in the Austin-area.

For more information about the Home Depot Foundation, you can visit their website at

City of Austin officials receive gifts from the Office Depot Foundation