Give Back to Schools

A small act can make a huge difference
Everyone’s connected to a school in some way. Maybe you work there, or have family enrolled in one, or you have a great school in your community. No matter the connection, schools and the education they provide are important, and anything that can help stretch a school’s budget allows them to provide the best education possible.


How it works


Simply make a purchase of qualifying school supplies, provide your school's ID at 
checkout (in store and online) and your designated school will receive 5% back in credits for FREE supplies!
It's a small act that can make a huge difference.

Find your school's ID
Click below to look up your school’s ID by entering your school’s zip code and/or city. Forgot to give your school’s name or ID at checkout? You can also click below to enter your purchase and credit the school of your choice!

Make a purchase
Complete your online purchase and enter your school’s ID on the Thank You Confirmation page. Shopping in store? When you check out, simply provide your school’s name or school’s ID to associate.

Earn 5% back in credits for your school
Once your school has earned more than $10 in credits within the quarter, we will mail them a merchandise certificate they can redeem at, at their local Office Depot store or at 1-800-GO-DEPOT.


Credits given back to schools since start of the program



Spread the word


Some schools earn up to $3,000 a school year by spreading the word to
everyone in their community to Give Back To School. From flyers to posters to
social media posts and more, here are some tools to help you spread the word.


Custom print materials

Flyers  |  ID Cards  |  School Supply List  |  Banners  |  Yard Signs

Digital banners

300x600  |  160x600  |  180x150  |  250x250  |  300x250  |  728x90

Program Terms & Conditions

The Give Back to Schools Program is available at Office Depot® and OfficeMax® store locations, by phone at 1-800-GO-DEPOT (800-463-3768), and online at Limited to Pre-K - 12th grade schools only. There are four program periods: a) January 1 through March 31; b) April 1 through June 30; c) July 1 through September 30; and d) October 1 through December 31. Five percent of qualifying school and office supply purchases (after deducting discounts and the value of any Rewards Certificates or Merchandise Cards applied to the purchase) made during each program period will be tallied under the name of each school designated by our customers. Qualifying purchases are categorized as basic school and office supplies, i.e., paper, file folders, pens, pencils, crayons, etc. Products that do not qualify are 1) all technology and consumer electronic products and accessories, media and software that is not education or reference related, 2) all furniture items and furniture accessories, 3) all ink and toner cartridges, 4) gift and prepaid cards, 5) postage stamps; 6) Office Depot Marketplace items; and 7) purchases from our print and copy centers. Purchases made to ODP Business Solutions accounts, formerly Office Depot Business Solutions accounts, and by resellers do not qualify. At the end of each program period, the total credits tallied per school will be offered to that school in the form of an Office Depot® OfficeMax® Merchandise Certificate for the school's use toward the purchase of any products or services from any Office Depot® or OfficeMax® store, by phone at 1-800-GO-DEPOT (800-463-3768), or online at Office Depot® OfficeMax® Merchandise Certificates are for school use only, are not transferable or assignable and are not for resale or auction. Credits are only effective once the offer is accepted. Certificates will be issued 60 days after the end of each program period and will be valid for 120 days after the date of issuance. Certificates will not be offered to schools with less than $10.00 in tallied credits per program period. Visit for a list of qualifying products. Office Depot will honor up to $10 million in total credits to the designated schools that opt to participate. Unaccepted/declined credits immediately expire and are void.  

Office Depot reserves the right to modify or cancel the Program at any time without prior notice. Any modification will be effective immediately upon posting of the modified terms and conditions on