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Breakfast honors Burbank teachers

Molly Shore

Teachers are getting more than shiny, red apples this morning.

Educators attending the annual Teacher Appreciation breakfast

hosted by Office Depot in Burbank will leave with tote bags full of


supplies to use in their classrooms this fall.

About 150 Burbank teachers turned out for last year’s breakfast,

but store manager Ben Min said he is expecting an even bigger turnout

this morning because Office Depot has created the Star Teacher



Teachers who enroll in the program will receive 5% off school

supplies and a 15% discount on copy and print services, including

binding and laminating. On the day of the breakfast, teachers will

receive a 10% discount on any purchases they make, Min said.

“We are committed to caring and making a difference, with a

particular interest in taking care of kids,” he said.

The buffet-style breakfast, provided by Noah’s Bagels, with


croissants from Costco, also serves as a networking opportunity for

teachers, Min said.

In addition to the discounts, Min said Burbank Office Depot will

donate 96 backpacks full of school supplies for disadvantaged


Within the next couple of days, the packs will be given to Teri

Stein, deputy director of Park, Recreation and Community Services,

who will accept them on behalf of the “We Care for Youth -- Pack for


Success” program. The program is administered by the Outreach Center,

a collaboration of the school district, police department, Los

Angeles County Probation, Department of Children and Family Services

and the city.

“The backpacks might be given out throughout the year,” Stein

said. “The students will be identified through the Outreach Center.”

Office Depot is at 228 E. Burbank Blvd. The breakfast is open to

all public and private school teachers in the Burbank area.