Avery Dennison Gives $125,000 in School Supplies

Company sets record for the largest amount of school supplies donated in a 24-hour period

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 8,500 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 promotional graphics using Avery Graphics MPI 1005 Supercast Easy Apply RS and DOL 1060 Gloss overlaminate by SkinzWraps.

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 Guinness World Records verified that they followed strict guidelines of that category and presented Avery Dennison with a certificate to document the 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 support the communities that made the company’s success possible. The program, which concluded on September 5, planned to provide ten 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 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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