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What are Office Depot's charitable giving guidelines?
 
Office Depot will donate products, services and funding to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that serve and/or assist children.
 
What is the Gifts In Kind Program?
 
Gifts In Kind International facilitates Office Depot's ongoing product donation program. In compliance with Office Depot's charitable giving guidelines, Gifts In Kind International handles ongoing donation requests from nonprofit organizations and coordinates the distribution of donated products to qualified charities.
 
How do I request a product donation from Office Depot?
 
For ongoing product donation requests, please contact Gifts In Kind International either by mail, phone, or e-mail. You can visit its web site www.giftsinkind.org, e-mail the organization at productdonations@giftsinkind.org or call (703) 836-2121 for further information. To request a one-time product donation from Office Depot, please submit a grant request as described under "Request a financial contribution."
 
Does Office Depot contribute to schools?
 
Yes, through our "5% Back to Schools" program. Please click here for more information or check with your local store for details.
 
Does Office Depot contribute to individuals?
 
No, due to IRS guidelines, a charitable contribution cannot be made to an individual. Charitable contributions can only be made to nonprofit organizations that have a 501(c)(3) status.
 
Will Office Depot donate money and/or products in return for advertising?
 
Office Depot's donations are given to organizations that directly impact the education, health and welfare of children. We do not make donations in return for advertising.
 
How do I request a monetary donation from Office Depot?
 
To request a monetary donation from Office Depot, please submit a letter on the letterhead of your organization, include the Federal Tax Identification number for the organization, what you are requesting, and the reason for the request. You must also provide a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter. Please send your materials to:

Office Depot
2200 Old Germantown Road
Delray Beach, FL 33445
Attn: Donations


Please allow 4 weeks for Office Depot to receive your request, review it and respond.
 
Will Office Depot sponsor a charitable event?
 
Each sponsorship request received by Office Depot is reviewed to ensure it meets with our charitable giving guidelines. Once the review has taken place, a response letter is sent to the requester. Please allow four weeks for a response. All sponsorship proposals are to be mailed to:

Office Depot
2200 Old Germantown Road
Delray Beach, FL 33445
Attn: Donations
 
Can my organization submit more than one donation request?
 
Each nonprofit organization may submit one donation request per calendar year.
 
How does my nonprofit organization request free backpacks?
 
Applications from individual organizations are not being accepted in 2006.
Does Office Depot give discounts to nonprofit organizations?
 
No, Office Depot does not give discounts to nonprofit organizations; however, all our products are discounted up to 60%.
 
My daughter's cheerleading squad is traveling to the state competition; will Office Depot sponsor their trip?
 
Unfortunately, Office Depot does not sponsor local sports teams/events or group travel.
 
My organization has not received its 501(c)(3) status. Can we still submit a request for a donation?
 
All nonprofit organizations requesting a donation must have their 501(c)(3) status in place at the time of the request.
 

 

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