Free school supplies in West Palm Beach

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The Office Depot Foundation will donate 20,000 “sackpacks” with school supplies to Palm Beach County-area children on Tuesday, July 26, in West Palm Beach and Delray Beach.

The first event will be in Delray at 10 a.m., at the Office Depot Store at 14539 Military Trail.

The second event, in suburban West Palm Beach, takes place at 3:30 p.m. at the Office Depot store located at 101a S. State Road 7.

The drawstring sackpacks come in seven bright and colorful designs.  Each one includes a zippered pouch containing a pen, pencil, pencil sharpener, eraser, six-inch ruler and four crayons. The sackpacks do not have any Office Depot Foundation or Office Depot logos or markings.

To deliver sackpacks directly to children, the Foundation is hosting Back-to-School Celebrations in more than 15 cities across the U.S. in July and August.  The National Backpack Program has helped more than 120,000 kids in Palm Beach County and more than 4 million around the world since the program began 16 years ago.