OfficeMax Honors Teachers During Back-to-School
Nationwide Store Events Benefit Teachers with Special Shopping Days, Educator Discounts, an In-Store Classroom Supply Drive, and a $1 Million Classroom Supply Pledge This Fall
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OfficeMax® Incorporated (NYSE: OMX), a leader in office supplies, technology and services, announced today it is expanding on its rich history of honoring educators with special back-to-school teacher shopping days featuring teacher-only discounts and shopping rewards, and an in-store classroom supply drive at OfficeMax retail stores nationwide. To further support teachers, OfficeMax also today reaffirmed its annual pledge to donate $1 million worth of supplies across 1,000 in-need classrooms this fall.
The teacher savings events and donation pledge build upon OfficeMax's long-standing commitment to teachers and education. Last year OfficeMax and its customers joined forces to donate $4.6 million in much-needed classroom supplies to teachers and schools. Since 2007, A Day Made Better and other OfficeMax Goodworks programs have contributed more than $18 million in grants and supplies to support teachers and classrooms. Additionally, OfficeMax has helped its nonprofit partner Adopt-A-Classroom secure funding for more than 78,000 classrooms nationwide.
"Teachers help form the backbone of every community, and many are increasingly faced with challenges to make ends meet in the classroom due to budget shortfalls in local communities," said Carolynn Brooks, president of OfficeMax Charitable Foundation. "Our annual classroom supply donations, teacher saving events, and in-store supply drive are our way of helping to lighten teachers' financial burdens so they can stay focused on what they do best."
Big Back-to-School Deals for Teachers
Teachers spend approximately $1,0001 out of their own pockets each year on school supplies. To help reduce teachers' out-of-pocket expenses, through August 19th OfficeMax invites teachers to its in-store Teacher Appreciation Days across the U.S. and Puerto Rico where they will receive a free tote bag2 and the chance to stock up and save 25 percent3 on hundreds of essential classroom supplies.
To participate in Teacher Appreciation Days, teachers can join the OfficeMax MaxPerks® Rewards for Teachers program at no charge either in-store or at www.officemax.com/maxperks. OfficeMax MaxPerks Rewards for Teachers offers additional savings year-round, including a $10 reward for every $75 teachers spend on qualifying purchases – up to $100 each calendar year. Visit www.officemax.com/celebrateteachers to learn more or to find the date of a local OfficeMax Teacher Appreciation Days event.
Help Make A Day Better For Teachers and Classrooms
Throughout the back-to-school shopping season, stop in at OfficeMax stores nationwide and donate much-needed school supplies for local schools through the OfficeMax A Day Made Better in-store school supply drive. OfficeMax store associates will donate the collected supplies to local schools on October 2nd during its annual A Day Made Better events in which OfficeMax associates surprise 1,000 teachers in their classrooms with $1,000 each worth of OfficeMax-donated school supplies – $1 million in sum.