Office Depot Supports Lady Gaga’s Anti-Bullying Foundation

 

Office Depot has thrown its support behind Lady Gaga‘s LGBT-positive anti-bullying Born This Way Foundation, pledging at least $1million to the cause.

Reports On Top Magazine:

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.”

The office supply chain has also created a Facebook page specifically designed to support the campaign.

The slogan on the company’s website used to highlight the campaign says “Born This Way Foundation + Office Depot = We Supply Bravery.”

The website copy goes on to say, ”Join the movement with Office Depot and Born This Way Foundation and help create a kinder, braver world. … Together we can build a kinder, more supportive experience for back-to-school 2012.”

You can see the full range of products offered here.

 

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Photo: Syukri Abd Rahman/Wikimedia Commons

36 comments

Stella Nobrega-Garcia

This is something that should have been done a long time ago! Thank you!

Rebecca S.
Rebecca S.3 years ago

great news.

Valentina R.
Valentina R.3 years ago

Lady Gaga is against bullying, yet thinks wearing a meat bikini is stylish? lol.

Lynda Duke
Lynda Duke3 years ago

I still say - and wish for it to be so........... there needs to be a new amendment added to the first Bill of Rights - The Freedom of Speech/Freedom of Religion - to read FREEDOM FROM RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION! It would help so much in ending the bullying. So many HATE crimes are derived from religious persecution!

Jessica O.
Jessica O.3 years ago

Good!

Mandi A.
Amanda A.3 years ago

I am very happy to read this! Great cause!

Michele J.
Michele Jones3 years ago

I wish the campaign would have been geared toward ending ALL bullying, and not hyperfocused on lgbt bullying. This is just LGBT support, and not about student bullying (which is a horrific problem of epic proportions in our schools).

Allan Yorkowitz
.3 years ago

Good for them - I know where I will be buying my school supplies this year.

Nancy Hatcher
Nancy Hatcher3 years ago

Way to go Office Depot! You are my go-to store for office supplies now!

Beth Cook
Beth Cook3 years ago

Love Lady Gaga! Not much of a fan of her music, but otherwise, I just love everything about her, she is just so cool! And, if I were going back to school I would most assuredly be shopping at Office Depot!!!