NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- OfficeMax® has announced that the company is committing $50,000 to a fund-raising challenge as part of Lady Antebellum's sold-out Fan Club Event benefiting Nashville flood relief on Thursday, June 10. The OfficeMax challenge, in which OfficeMax will match every dollar donated for Nashville schools up to a total of $50,000, will bring much needed support to replenishing essential supplies for Nashville-area schools destroyed in the recent floods.
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"Our Nashville-based associates have participated in relief efforts since the flood occurred, and we are very excited to join Lady Antebellum in doing even more for this community," says Paul Hertz, OfficeMax, executive vice president, retail operations. "As a company, we are acutely aware of challenges schools face in the best of times and we wanted to bring additional support to Nashville schools at this time of dire need."
OfficeMax has a strong year-round commitment to helping schools and teachers. "Most people simply don't know that teachers spend their own money on classroom supplies," adds Hertz. In fact, teachers across America spend as much as $4 billion each year of their own money on classroom supplies. For the past three years, OfficeMax has been honoring teachers and leading the fight to end teacher-funded classrooms through our national cause event called "A Day Made Better" where more than 1,000 teachers at 1,000 schools across the country receive $1,000 worth of classroom supplies. "Along with our nonprofit partner, Adopt-A-Classroom, we strive to make at least one day better for teachers by providing them with essential classroom supplies," Hertz adds.
Two weeks ago, the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and Country Music Association (CMA) Vocal Group of the Year announced that all proceeds from this Event will benefit Nashville flood relief. In addition, a live stream of the intimate concert will be available on their web site for a minimum $5 donation. The live stream of the show will be hosted on www.ladyantebellum.com and www.livestream.com. To order tickets for the live stream concert, please visit www.ladyantebellum.com/live.