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Backpacks filled with supplies 'level playing field' for school kids

Backpacks filled with supplies 'level playing field' for school kids

The calendar may say it's still July, but back-to-school supply drives and giveaways are already in full swing, with the Office Depot Foundation giving out 4,000 supply-filled sack packs Wednesday to Orlando-area schools and nonprofits that serve low-income students. "We believe that every child should have the opportunity to go to school with dignity and hope," said foundation President Mary Wong. "The sack packs and school supplies we donate help to level the playing field." The program, now in its ninth year locally, aids a range of agencies — from the Coalition for the Homeless to BASE Camp Children's Cancer Foundation — as well as schools in...

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