Avery Dennison Gives $125,000 in School Supplies

Donation sets a record

On August 4, 2010, Avery Dennison set the Guinness World Record for the largest amount of school supplies donated in a 24-hour period. The company donated more than 8500 pounds of school supplies worth more than $10,000 to a New York City in-need school. The paper notepads, pens, and other materials were packed in a school bus wrapped with Avery Graphics MPI 1005 Supercast Easy Apply RS and DOL 1060 Gloss overlaminate by SkinzWraps. It announced the program in graphics wrapped around the bus.

Students from the Adolph S. Ochs School and Academy lined up at 9 a.m. to stuff a full-size school bus with the donated school supplies. An official from the Guinness World Record verified that they followed strict guidelines of that category, presenting Avery Dennison with a certificate to document their new world record.

The event is part of the Avery Dennison’s Give Back to Schools program created in celebration of the company’s 75th anniversary as a way to give back to the communities that made the company’s success possible. The program, which concluded on September 5, planned to provide 10 deserving U.S. schools with Avery Dennison school supplies. To be considered for the program, students, families and supporters over the age of 18 voted for their local K-8 school at www.averydennisongivebacktoschools.com. The 10 schools with the highest number of votes won Avery-brand supplies.

“I am so proud of what we accomplished here today: setting a new record that enables us not only to support a very deserving school, but also to help draw attention to the needs of schools throughout the country,” says Tim Bond, group VP.

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