Office Depot has announced it will
donate at least $1 million to support Lady Gaga's Born This Way
The office supply chain has partnered
with the non-profit dedicated to ending bullying to produce several
limited-edition products for back-to-school – including $20
empowerment gift cards, “Kindness Sticks” Post-It notes and
Sharpie pens – each featuring the Born This Way Foundation logo.
Twenty-five percent of the sales of these limited edition products
will be donated to the Born This Way Foundation, with a guaranteed
donation of $1 million this year.
“Office Depot is a place that brings
together students as well as their families and teachers, who play
such an important role in inspiring and supporting today's youth,”
said Cynthia Germanotta, president of Born This Way Foundation and
Lady Gaga's mother. “With Office Depot's support, we will empower
millions of young people this back-to-school season, letting them
know that it's okay to be yourself.”
Office Depot has also created a
Facebook page dedicated to the campaign.
“Born This Way Foundation is an
inspirational organization that has the power to make a difference in
the lives of today's youth and we are honored to join this movement
and help raise awareness for such an important cause,” said Bob
Moore, chief marketing officer for Office Depot.