Henderson Office Depot celebrates grand opening with charitable donations

By Louis La Plante

Henderson Mayor Tom Davis will be on hand for the Office Depot ribbon-cutting ceremony in Henderson, Ky., on March 20 at 2 p.m. at the new store location on U.S. Hwy. 41. The ceremony not only welcomes the first Office Depot in Henderson but also gives contributions to three local nonprofit organizations.

Representatives from the Office Depot Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Office Depot, will join the mayor at the Henderson Office Depot, which staffs nearly 20 employees and houses 20,973 square feet of office supplies, to distribute $500 and numerous children's backpacks for the Habitat for Humanity of Henderson, Ky.; Riverview School; and New Beginnings.

Habitat for Humanity has built 41 homes in Henderson since 1941, which are affordable for low-income families. The 55-year-old Riverview School serves Henderson children with educational programs. New Beginnings Sexual Assault Support Services, which has a Henderson location, provides a free 24-hour sexual crisis hot line and free counseling for victims, friends, and family in a seven-county area in Kentucky.