Principal Elizabeth Harson, along with Office Depot general managers Harold Muller, Tom Davis and Roy Touchet, announced today that Dr. Raphael A. Baranco has been selected as the 2022 Office Depot School Endowment recipient. The school has been donated over $26,000 to spend on campus and classroom equipment.
The surprise announcement was met with joy and excitement during a morning meeting. Faculty and staff were informed that they will each have $100 to spend during a shopping event at the Office Depot Pinhook location. In addition, each employee was asked to complete a wish list of items that will benefit the classroom, the school, and the students.
“We want to thank our community and the Office Depot for this incredible donation. The support our school and our students have received today is truly remarkable. We will be better equipped with devices that will impact the needs of our students, improve learning, and provide our teachers and staff with items to help make their jobs a little easier. We are truly grateful and look forward to shopping!” Harson declares.
Baranco Elementary School is one of three schools across the state to receive a donation this year. “Together with our regional leadership team, we are pleased to present this review to the faculty and staff of Baranco Elementary School today. Giving back to the community is part of our mission at Office Depot, and it is through the generosity of 25 Office Depot store customers that this donation is possible. We couldn’t be more excited to offer this gift to a school in our local community. “, says Muller.
About Office Depot’s Back to School Donation Drive
Beginning in the summer of 2020, Office Depot® OfficeMax® stores nationwide began raising funds to support local Title I schools in communities across the country. Thanks to the incredible generosity of our customers, we’ve raised over $3.5 million to date to help teachers and school administrators get the supplies they need to keep school going…without dipping into their pockets. For more information, please visit the Office Depot website.