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‘Listen Learn Care Foundation' Unveiled As New Name of Former Office Depot Foundation

Newly Named Organization to Continue Foundation's Signature Programs

| 1/12/2018

BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 04 /CSRwire/ - The independent Office Depot Foundation, which for more than two decades has served the global community with its charitable giving, has a new name:  the Listen Learn Care Foundation.

Foundation President Mary Wong announced the new Foundation name today, emphasizing that the Listen Learn Care Foundation will continue with the mission and activities that Wong and the Foundation have built for more than 20 years with the generous support of its many donors.

“We are excited to launch the Listen Learn Care Foundation name, which will carry on the legacy and traditions of the Office Depot Foundation, but will no longer be linked to the Office Depot company,” Wong said.  “We are continuing with business as usual and will be reaching out to the community for support in the weeks and months ahead and look forward to an enthusiastic response.”

Wong noted that the Listen Learn Care Foundation’s signature programs will continue under its new name.  These include:

The Foundation’s National Backpack Program will continue in 2018.  It will mark the 18thyear of the program, which began in 2001 and has donated more than 4 million backpacks and sackpacks to deserving children since that time. The Foundation also plans to expand its current program of filling these same sackpacks with food so these children do not go hungry when not in school.

The Difference Makers Leadership Forum (formerly known as Weekend in Boca) will take place on March 22 and 23, 2018, at the Old School Square Center for the Arts in Delray Beach.

The Listen Learn Care Foundation Women’s Symposium is scheduled for May 3 and 4, 2018, at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek.

The Foundation’s Difference Maker Movement, which was launched earlier this year, will continue to enroll members in the Difference Maker! Network, which entitles them to a variety of special benefits and programs. 

Randy Pianin, Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, noted that the Board and organizational structure of the Foundation remain stronger than ever.  “We are thrilled to introduce our new name to our partners and friends in the community.  The Board enthusiastically supports the Foundation and its President, Mary Wong.  We look forward to charting a course for an exciting future.”

Foundation partners applauded the Listen Learn Care Foundation’s new name. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with the newly named Listen Learn Care Foundation, working together to serve children, families and communities across the country,” said Jody Thomas, Executive Director of the National Foundation for Women Legislators.

The Listen Learn Care Foundation’s new headquarters are at 7700 Congress Ave., Suite 1111, Boca Raton, FL 33437.  It can be reached by phone at 561-922-6951.

The Foundation’s website is  It can be found on Facebook at, on Twitter as @ListenLearnCare, on Instagram as ListenLearnCareFoundation and on LinkedIn at  The Foundation’s YouTube channel can be found at


About the Listen Learn Care Foundation

The Foundation has applied for a name change with the IRS and remains an independent foundation − tax exempt under IRC Sec. 501(c)(3). In keeping with its mission, Listen Learn Care®, the Foundation supports a variety of programs that give children tools to succeed in school and in life; build the capacity of nonprofit organizations through collaboration and innovation; help women succeed in business; and help communities prepare for disasters, as well as recover and rebuild afterwards.  For more information, visit


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