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10/22/2014

The elves are back at Office Depot

Office Depot, Inc. is set to assist small businesses this holiday season with itsElf Who Helps Small Business contest. The program is designed to give small businesses the opportunity to win the extra help they need to complete their end-of-year to-do lists on time and on budget. The winning small businesses will receive the boost they need to close out the year feeling organized and ready to tackle 2015.


Now Through November 12, small businesses can enter to win holiday help from the organizational and task experts. For many small businesses holiday are a challenging time of the year, as they juggle daily tasks, prepare for the close of the year and fit in holiday office parties and business gifting. Office Depot and OfficeMax want to give select small businesses the assistance they need by providing supplies and on-site services powered by TaskRabbit, a peer-to-peer marketplace that helps local users outsource everything from household errands to skilled tasks,


"From client holiday gifting to closing out the year's financials, the bustle of the holiday season for all businesses is about to begin, and we have all heard it before that there is not enough hands to complete the work, and that is exactly what Office Depot and OfficeMax will deliver to 14 lucky winners," said Eduardo Souchon, senior marketing director for Office Depot, Inc. "With more time and money being spent during the busy holiday season, we want to give back and make sure these small businesses have what they need to boost their success into the new year and beyond."


Through November 12, small business owners and employees can visit Elf Who Helpswebsite and submit in 150 words or less what task they need assistance with. Fourteen small businesses will be selected to receive a variety of products and a $1,000 gift card supplied by Office Depot and OfficeMax to organize their businesses, as well as up to two days of on-site services from TaskRabbit.


The Elf Who Helps Small Business is part of the overall 'Office Depot and OfficeMax Your Holiday Workshop' campaign to ensure businesses and individuals are prepared to give the right gifts to everyone on their list and satisfy their everyday office needs, all at a one-stop shop and at a great value. From gifts under $20 to personalized items such as designer holiday and photo cards, photo canvases and calendars, and convenient in-store mailing and shipping via UPS, FedEx and USPS, Office Depot and OfficeMax have some of the seasons most sought after gifts and services at great values. A go-to gift-giving headquarters, Office Depot and OfficeMax will also have extended shipping hours.


To enter the Elf Who Helps Small Business contest, please visit www.elfwhohelps.com.