Thursday, August 29, 2013

Office Depot Embarks On a Nationwide $1 Million Anti-Bullying Drive with One Direction


Executives of Boca Raton-based Office Depot shared the stage Monday with popular boy-band One Direction to announce a $1 million anti-bullying campaign at U.S. middle schools.
The retailer has been selling an exclusive line of One Direction back-to-school supplies and is funneling $1 million of those proceeds to its nonprofit arm for the campaign that kicks off this September. Read more: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-office-depot-antibullying-20130826,0,1268340.story

The Office Depot Foundation – the independent, nonprofit philanthropic arm of Office Depot - has engaged nationally known speaker Brooks Gibbs to present its “Be The Difference. Speak Up Against Bullying!” program in middle schools across the U.S. during the upcoming school year. A youth crisis counselor and bullying expert, Gibbs has spoken to more than 1 million students about bullying in the past decade. Gibbs’ “treat everyone like friends - even your enemies” philosophy enhances One Direction’s message of “Live Nice.”

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