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Office Depot/Office Max teaming up with Texas Legion for book drive

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What started off as a potential local collaboration to benefit area veterans has grown considerably in Texas.

Samantha Sanders, the service-sales manager at an Office Depot store in Houston reached out to the local American Legion Post 560 about teaming up in one of the post’s veterans projects. When Sanders learned about the Department of Texas District 8’s Books for Vets program – which collects and then provides books to patients at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center – she not only organized the event for her store, but also reached out to her district manager about possibly expanding the program.

Since then, 17 more stores have gotten on board and will put up Books for Vets tables Nov. 9-11. American Legion posts near one of the participating stores (see below) are encouraged to contact Office Depot/Office Max to coordinate setting up a Legion Family membership table next to the book drive display.

Also during the book drive and through Dec. 15, the participating stores will spread the word about Post 560’s Operation Holiday Joy program. The post provides drawings of holiday scenes and provides them to children to color and write a message; the drawings are then given out to veterans at the Michael E. DeBakey VAMC.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 560 Catherine Mondy-Boyce said Post 560’s Legion Family has made copies of all their drawings, which will be distributed among area Office Depot/Office Max stores to allow children to color them.

Office Max/Office Depot is a supporter of The American Legion and provides members up to 80 percent off various items. Click here for more details.

The following are a list of all the stores slated to take part in the book drive. Any American Legion posts interested in manning a book at the story during the drive are encouraged to contact Sanders at (713) 956-6064.

Houston

Office Depot

2809 1401 North Loop West

Phone: (713) 869-8207

Office Max

6288 9429 Katy Freeway Hedwig Village Shopping Center

Phone: (713) 932-9268

Office Depot

10217 Katy Freeway





Phone: (713) 467-7807

Office Max

1576 West Gray

River Oaks Plaza

Phone: (713) 523-1399

Office Depot

5134 Richmond Ave.

Phone: (713) 552-1175

Office Depot

7519 Westheimer Road SW

Phone: (832) 252-1822

Office Depot

3443 Kirby Drive

Phone: (713) 522-9981

Office Depot

10960 Westheimer

Phone: (713) 783-3254

Office Max

270 Meyerland Plaza

Phone: (713) 349-0245

Office Depot

8202 Kirby Dr. #1240

Three Corners Center

Phone: (713) 660-8667

Office Depot

2602 Eldridge Pkwy, Suite C

Phone: (281) 531-3977

Office Depot

11815 Wilcrest Dr.

Phone: (281) 530-9085

Office Depot

5330 W 34th St.

Phone: (713) 956-6064

Katy

Office Depot

415 S. Fry Road

Phone: (281) 676-6025

Office Max

23610 Westheimer Parkway

The Market at Village Center

Phone: (281) 693-9122

Sugarland

Office Depot

15375 Southwest Freeway

First Colony Commons

Phone: (281) 201-3929

Missouri City

Office Depot

5766 Highway 6

Township Center

Phone: (281) 403-1171

Rosenberg

Office Depot

24212 Commercial Drive

Brazos Towne Center

Phone: (281) 232-0918

Tomball

Office Depot

14424 FM 2920 Road

Phone: (281) 255-5568


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