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As Office Depot continues to expand across the nation, the Company demonstrates its commitment to Caring and Making a Difference with each new store it opens. The photos and captions on this page provide highlights of the community partnerships that represent a critically important facet of Office Depot's presence in each community.

June 2005

Countryside, Illinois
Store 2347
1 Countryside Plaza, Countryside, IL 60525
(708) 579-1197

Office Depot Achieves Milestone with Opening of 1,000th North American Store; Events Highlighted by In-Kind Donations of $125,000


Office Depot presented The National Arbor Day Foundation with a $1,000 donation for 1,000 seedlings for Title I School Classrooms in the Greater Chicago area. (Standing, L to R, Back Row): Ross Anderson, Store Manager, Office Depot; George Hill, Senior Vice President, Office Depot; John Rorer, District Manager, Office Depot; John Mullen, Regional Vice President of Store Operations, Office Depot; Mack Schafer, Director of Market Operations, Office Depot. (Seated, L to R, Front Row): Kevin Sander, Director of Corporate Marketing, The National Arbor Day Foundation; Heather Link, Vice President of Development, Keep America Beautiful; Joyce Kagan Charmatz, President, Keep Chicago Beautiful/Keep Illinois Beautiful; Mary Wong, Director of Community Relations, Office Depot.


Through its signature National Backpack Program, Office Depot and representatives from Illinois First Lady Patti Blagojevich's office donated 1,000 backpacks containing basic school supplies to Youth Outreach Services and Hispanocare, two Chicago-area children's nonprofit organizations. Pictured are (L to R) Lucy Robles-Aquino, CEO of Hispanocare; George Hill, Senior Vice President, Office Depot; John Rorer, District Manager, Office Depot; Lee Salzman, Director, First Lady Blagojevich's Office; Ross Anderson, Store Manager, Office Depot; John Mullen, Regional Vice President of Store Operations, Office Depot; Rick Velasquez, Executive Director from Youth Outreach Services; Mary Wong, Director of Community Relations, Office Depot.


Office Depot presented $2,000 to Chicago Youth Programs to provide four $500 college scholarships to disadvantaged Chicago area youth. (Standing, L to R, Back Row): George Hill, Senior Vice President, Office Depot; John Rorer, District Manager, Office Depot; John Mullen, Regional Vice President of Store Operations, Office Depot; Mack Schafer, Director of Market Operations, Office Depot. (Seated, L to R, Front Row): Ross Anderson, Store Manager, Office Depot; Dr. Joseph DiCara, Volunteer Executive Director, Chicago Youth Programs; Mary Wong, Director, Community Relations, Office Depot.


Office Depot presented over $125,000 in school/office supplies to Title I Chicagoland Area schools through Feed the Children. Pictured are (L to R) John Rorer, District Manager, Office Depot; John Mullen, Regional Vice President of Store Operations, Office Depot; Ross Anderson, Store Manager, Office Depot; Mary Wong, Director of Community Relations, Office Depot; and Larry Jones, President and Founder, Feed The Children; Erin Carlstrom, Senior Account Manager, Feed The Children.


Office Depot presents Helping Hand Rehabilitation Center in Countryside with a $1,000 in-kind donation at the Countryside Office Depot Grand Opening. (Standing, L to R, Back Row): Ken Ash, District Manager, Office Depot; George Hill, Senior Vice President, Office Depot; John Rorer, District Manager, Office Depot; John Mullen, Regional Vice President of Store Operations, Office Depot; Ross Anderson, Store Manager, Office Depot. (Seated, L to R, Front Row): Mack Schafer, Director of Market Operations, Office Depot; Linda Esler, Development Officer, Helping Hand Rehabilitation Center; Dr. Dennis F. Trybus, Executive Director, Helping Hand Rehabilitation Center; Mary Wong, Director of Community Relations, Office Depot.


Office Depot kicked off 40 food drives at all its stores in the Chicagoland area in support of "National Hunger Awareness Day" in coordination with America's Second Harvest - the Nation's Food Bank and its affiliates, the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the Northern Illinois Food Bank. (Standing, L to R, Back Row): Ross Anderson, Store Manager, Office Depot; John Rorer, District Manager, Office Depot; John Mullen, Regional Vice President of Store Operations, Office Depot; George Hill, Senior Vice President, Office Depot; Mack Schafer, Director of Market Operations, Office Depot. (Seated, L to R, Front Row): Jodi Gibson, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, America's Second Harvest; Robert Forney, President and CEO, America's Second Harvest; Leah Ray, Cause Related Marketing Manager, Greater Chicago Food Depository; Mary Wong, Director of Community Relations, Office Depot.

Cumming, Georgia
Store 2343
530 Lakeland Plaza, Suite A, Cumming, GA 30040
(678) 455-3622


(L to R): Julie Barry, Executive Director, Jesse's House; Jason Dudley, Board President, Jesse's House; Alan Goley, Store Manager, Office Depot; Matthew Daily, District Manager, Office Depot.


(L to R): Alan Goley, Store Manager, Office Depot; Matthew Daily, District Manager, Office Depot; Liz Forster, Assistant Director of Public Services, Forsyth County Public Library.


(L to R): Chrisynda Moore, Administrative Assistant, Serve Management Group; Alan Goley, Store Manager, Office Depot; Matthew Daily, District Manager, Office Depot.


(L to R): Rebecca Powell, President, Board of Directors, The Place of Forsyth County; Sandy Beaver, Executive Director, The Place of Forsyth County; Alan Goley, Store Manager, Office Depot; Matthew Daily, District Manager, Office Depot.

Dover, Delaware
Store 2368
1165 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901
(302) 674-7114


Office Depot presents Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware with a $500 in-kind donation. Pictured (L to R): John Vance, Office Depot District Manager; Carl Edwards, NASCAR driver of the Office Depot No. 99 Ford Taurus; Jerry Labeyrie, Office Depot Store Manager; Christo Johnson, school social worker, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware.


(L to R): John Vance, Office Depot District Manager; Carl Edwards, NASCAR driver of the Office Depot No. 99 Ford Taurus; Mary Pettyjohn, President, Board of Directors, Kent Community Action Agency; Jerry Labeyrie, Office Depot Store Manager; Kim Butler, Assistant Executive Director, Kent Community Action Agency.


(L to R): John Vance, Office Depot's District Manager; Carl Edwards, NASCAR driver of the Office Depot No. 99 Ford Taurus; Michael Lovett, Director, The Shepherd's Place, and Jerry Labeyrie, Office Depot Store Manager.


Office Depot also donated 150 backpacks containing school supplies to Adopt-a-Family through the Kent/Sussex Human Services Council. Pictured (L to R): John Vance, Office Depot District Manager; Carl Edwards, NASCAR driver of the Office Depot No. 99 Ford Taurus; Donna Brisson-Lazar, volunteer and liaison with Adopt-a-Family; Jerry Labeyrie, Office Depot Store Manager.

Georgetown, Texas
Store 2346
1013 W. University Ave., Georgetown, TX 78628
(512) 868-5309


(L to R): Marie Johnson, Head Start Coordinator, Williamson Burnet County Opportunities, Inc.; Joyce Perry, Georgetown Head Start Center Director, Williamson Burnet County Opportunities, Inc.; Brenagh Fitzpatrick, Administrative Assistant, Williamson Burnet County Opportunities, Inc.; Andrew Shell, Executive Director, Williamson Burnet County Opportunities, Inc. - Mary Bailey Head Start; Albert Rand, Store Manager, Office Depot.


(L to R): Holly Doggett, Executive Director, the Caring Place; Brenda Tyrrell, Secretary, the Caring Place; Barry Haag, President, Board of Directors, the Caring Place; Dr. Stephen Benold, Vice President, the Caring Place; Albert Rand, Store Manager, Office Depot.


(L to R): Carolyn Wysocki, volunteer, Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center; Sha Embree, Board Member, Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center; Brad Moore, Copy & Print Center Manager, Office Depot; Albert Rand, Store Manager, Office Depot.


(L to R): Albert Rand, Store Manager, Office Depot; Janet Liem, President, Friends of the Georgetown Public Library; Eric Lashley, Library Director, City of Georgetown Public Library.

Lakeland, Florida


(L to R): Mikey Morales, Program Director, The Freedom Center of Lakeland; Michael Zarle, Executive Director, The Freedom Center of Lakeland; Chad Blankenship, District Manager, Office Depot; Dino De Filippis, Store Manager, Office Depot; Children from The Freedom Center of Lakeland.


(L to R): Chad Blankenship, District Manager, Office Depot; Reverend Paul Cahill, Co-Executive Director, Cahill Ministries Food Bank; Reverend Linda Cahill, Co-Executive Director, Cahill Ministries Food Bank; Dino DeFilippis, Store Manager, Office Depot.


(L to R): Chad Blankenship, District Manager, Office Depot; Lisa Lilyquist, City Librarian, Friends of the Lakeland Library; Lillian Blessing-Woods, President, Friends of the Lakeland Library; Dino DeFilippis, Store Manager, Office Depot.


(L to R): Chad Blankenship, District Manager, Office Depot; Margaret McNutt, Vice President/Board Member, Noah's Ark of Central Florida; Jack Kosik, Director of Development, Noah's Ark of Central Florida; Dino DeFilippis, Store Manager, Office Depot.

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Store 964
2016 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 474-7181


(L to R): Nate Sandford, Store Manager, Office Depot; Katrina Huffaker, Director of Development and Communications, La Familia; Rolanda Rotunno, Board President, La Familia; Mayor Larry Delgado.


(L to R): Rosario Dunning, Administrator, Su Vida; Nate Sandford, Store Manager, Office Depot; Mayor Larry Delgado.

Totowa, New Jersey
Store 2507
445 Rte 46, Totowa, NJ 07512
(973) 812-2822


(L to R): Caroline Jacobus, Director of Community Outreach, Broadway House for Continuing Care, and Ron Evans, Store Manager, Office Depot.


(L to R): Cathy Ollwerther, District Manager, Office Depot; Gleny Martinez, Food Solicitor, The Community Food Bank of New Jersey; Sam Backlar, Food Solicitor, The Community Food Bank of New Jersey; Ron Evans, Store Manager, Office Depot.


(L to R): Cathy Ollwerther, District Manager, Office Depot; Madeline Cinque, Member, North Jersey Developmental Center Junior Women's Club; Dolores Cattiny, Community Relations Consultant, North Jersey Developmental Center; Ron Evans, Store Manager, Office Depot.


(L to R): Cathy Ollwerther, District Manager, Office Depot; Ann Krautheim, Library Director, Dwight D. Eisenhower Library; Claire Houghton-Kiel, Executive Director, PALS Plus, Inc.; Ron Evans, Store Manager, Office Depot.

May 2005

Baltimore, Maryland
Store 2345
100 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 625-6214


(L to R): Alan Hay, Store Manager, Office Depot; Debbie Gigogne, Accounting Assistant III, Baltimore City Foundation, Inc.; George Hill, Senior Vice President, Office Depot (back); Rita Jeffers, Principal, Thomas G. Hayes Elementary School; John Vance, District Manager, Office Depot (back); Mary Lawley, Regional Vice President, Office Depot; William Beckford, Director of Commercial Revitalization, Baltimore Development Corporation (representing Mayor O'Malley).


Lucretia Coates, Principal of Dr. Bernard Harris Sr. Elementary School, is pictured with her 30 honor roll students. Each student received a backpack; a total of 120 backpacks containing basic school supplies were donated to Dr. Bernard Harris Sr. Elementary School at the Grand Opening event.


(L to R): George Hill, Senior Vice President, Office Depot; Rebecca Yenawine, Executive Director and Founder, Kids on the Hill, Inc.; John Vance, District Manager, Office Depot; Mary Lawley, Regional Vice President, Office Depot; Alan Hay, Store Manager, Office Depot.


(L to R): Lashay Lewis, Sixth Grader at the Catholic Community School of South Baltimore; Sr. Vicki Staub, S.S.J., Principal of the Catholic Community School of South Baltimore (back); Jennifer Hammand, Director of Major Gifts, Partners in Excellence; Tom Marudas, Executive Vice President, Artemis Properties (representing Peter Angelos, Developer and Owner of One Charles Street); Matthew Anthony, Partners in Excellence (behind Tom Marudas); George Hill, Senior Vice President, Office Depot; Mary Lawley, Regional Vice President, Office Depot; John Vance, District Manager, Office Depot; Alan Hay, Store Manager, Office Depot.

Pasadena (Glen Burnie), Maryland
Store 2436
20 Mountain Hwy., Pasadena (Glen Burnie), MD 21060
(410) 590-5764


(L to R): Todd Collins, Store Manager, Office Depot, and Carolyn Crawley, Anne Arundel County Public Schools.


(L to R): Erin Shellenberger, Clinical Coordinator, Board of Child Care; Todd Collins, Store Manager, Office Depot; Brandi Collins, Safe Haven Supervisor, Board of Child Care.


(L to R): Tim Burall, Branch Manager, Riviera Beach Library, Anne Arundel County Public Library; Laurie Hayes, Public Relations and Marketing Specialist, Anne Arundel County Public Library; Todd Collins, Store Manager, Office Depot; Brian Oberle, Librarian, North County Area Library, Anne Arundel County Public Library.


(L to R): Kathleen Flahive, Director of Community Outreach, The Arc of Anne Arundel County, and Todd Collins, Store Manager, Office Depot.

West Des Moines, Iowa
Store 2335
3910 University Ave., West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 223-8757


(L to R): Cindy Bowen, Board Member, West Des Moines, The Autism Society of Iowa; Kris Steinmetz, Executive Director, The Autism Society of Iowa; Amy Williams, Store Manager, Office Depot.


(L to R): Amy Williams, Store Manager, Office Depot; Wayne Knutson, Principal, Oak Park Elementary School; Tom Whalen, District Manager, Office Depot.


(L to R): Amy Williams, Store Manager, Office Depot; Mark Slocum, Executive Director, The Heart Connection Children's Cancer Program; Tom Whalen, District Manager, Office Depot.


(L to R): Amy Williams, Store Manager, Office Depot, and Alissa McKinney, Director of Development, Blank Children's Hospital.


(L to R): Amy Williams, Store Manager, Office Depot, and Jim McWeeny, Resources Coordinator, Iowa Homeless Youth Centers.


(L to R): Amy Williams, Store Manager, Office Depot, and Ray Vignovich, Library Director, West Des Moines Public Library.

April 2005

Corona, California
Store 2324
1160 El Camino Ave., Corona, CA 92879
(951) 736-9223


(L to R): Joseph Roessler, Store Manager, Office Depot; Kimberly Taylor, Program Manager, Alternatives to Domestic Violence; Roger Amparan, District Manager, Office Depot.


(L to R): Joseph Roessler, Store Manager, Office Depot; Howard W. Curtis, Director, Corona Public Library; Roger Amparan, District Manager, Office Depot.


(L to R): Joseph Roessler, Store Manager, Office Depot; Phil Ludwig, CEO, Teen Rescue, Inc.; Roger Amparan, District Manager, Office Depot.

Fargo, North Dakota
Store 2352
4517 13th Ave. S.W., Fargo, ND 58103
(701) 281-8171


(L to R): Susan Verwest, Special Needs Coordinator, Fraser, Ltd., and Barb Grabar, Corporate Support, Fraser, Ltd.


(L to R): Bruce Overturf, Store Manager, Office Depot, and Charles Pace, Director, Fargo Public Library.


(L to R): Bruce Overturf, Store Manager, Office Depot, Polly Harker-Smith, Social Worker, Youthworks; Cheri Rasmussen, Program Director, Youthworks; Elizabeth Leno-Buck, Social Worker, Youthworks.

Gulf Breeze, Florida
Store 2113
1155 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561
(850) 916-4248


Mindy Whitehead, Social Worker, Communities of Learning/Homeless Education, Santa Rosa County School District, and Dan Burgemeister, Store Manager, Office Depot.


Ann Thompson, President, Caring and Sharing of South Santa Rosa County, Inc., and Dan Burgemeister, Store Manager, Office Depot.


Frances Yeo, Executive Director, Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida, Inc., and Dan Burgemeister, Store Manager, Office Depot.


Dan Burgemeister, Store Manager, Office Depot, and Jared Millet, Branch Supervisor, Gulf Breeze Branch Library.

Hyattsville, Maryland
Store 2437
3500 East West Hwy., Hyattsville, MD 20782
(301) 853-0470


(L to R): Jacqueline Nave, Pupil Personnel Worker, Prince George's County Public Schools; John Vance, District Manager, Office Depot; Adrian T. Jones, District Director, Congressman Albert R. Wynn's Office; James E. Logan, Jr., Store Manager, Office Depot; Jeanie Lazerov, Field Representative, U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes' Office.


(L to R): Paul Kirkpatrick, Training and Public Relations Coordinator, Community Crisis Services, Inc.; John Vance, District Manager, Office Depot; Dennis Smith, Chairman, Small and Minority Business Committee, Prince George's Chamber of Commerce; Adrian T. Jones, District Director, Congressman Albert R. Wynn's Office (back); James E. Logan, Jr., Store Manager, Office Depot; Jeanie Lazerov, Field Representative, U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes' Office.


(L to R): Cynthia Prine, Branch Manager, Hyattsville Branch, Prince George's County Memorial Library System; Evelyn Tchiyuka, Associate Director for Public Services, Prince George's County Memorial Library System; John Vance, District Manager, Office Depot; Dennis Smith, Chairman, Small and Minority Business Committee, Prince George's Chamber of Commerce; James E. Logan, Jr., Store Manager, Office Depot; Adrian T. Jones, District Director, Congressman Albert R. Wynn's Office (back); Jeanie Lazerov, Field Representative, U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes' Office.


(L to R): André Gore, Chairman/President, N-PUT, Inc.; John Vance, District Manager, Office Depot; Dennis Smith, Chairman, Small and Minority Business Committee, Prince George's Chamber of Commerce; James E. Logan, Jr., Store Manager, Office Depot; Adrian T. Jones, District Director, Congressman Albert R. Wynn's Office.

Monroeville, Pennsylvania
Store 2339
3619 William Penn Hwy., Monroeville, PA 15146
(412) 374-3134


(L to R): John Kovalcik, District Manager, Office Depot; James Parsons, Store Manager, Office Depot; Jeff Tobe, President, Healthy Teen, Inc.; Bonnie Kridler, Secretary, Healthy Teen, Inc.


(L to R): John Kovalcik, District Manager, Office Depot; James Parsons, Store Manager, Office Depot; Diane Lindsey, President, Board of Trustees, Monroeville Public Library; Kathy Kennedy, Director, Monroeville Public Library; Lou Anne Sokolowski, Children's Librarian, Monroeville Public Library.


(L to R): John Kovalcik, District Manager, Office Depot; James Parsons, Store Manager, Office Depot; Gerard Maynard, President, East Suburban Task Force Against Domestic Abuse/Violence; Marian and Don Kopp, Founders, East Suburban Task Force Against Domestic Abuse/Violence.

Upland, California
Store 2332
1937 N. Campus Ave., Upland, CA 91785
(909) 949-1220


(L to R): Steven Solis, Floor Manager, Office Depot; John Bechard, Store Manager, Office Depot; Tony Cappelli, President, Steven's Hope For Children.


(L to R): John Bechard, Store Manager, Office Depot; Steven Solis, Floor Manager, Office Depot; Adam Berenson, President, Board of Directors, Reach Out West End, Inc.


(L to R): Anne-Marie Biden, Senior Librarian, Upland Public Library; Kathy Bloomberg-Rissman, Director, Upland Public Library; John Bechard, Store Manager, Office Depot.

 

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