Lexington-based printer maker Lexmark International has teamed with retailer Office Depot to donate printers to military families. The two companies will work with Operation Homefront, a non-profit that assists military families, and they plan to donate more than 4,000 printers.
The program will run from May 30 to June 5, and the companies will donate a printer each time a customer buys a Lexmark printer regularly priced at $199.99 or higher. The purchases must be made in Office Depot stores or online at www.officedepot.com/lexmark/operationhomefront.
As part of the initiative, the program will be highlighted on the vehicle of NASCAR driver Tony Stewart during the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, according to a news release.
Lexmark also is encouraging people to post a message of support to military families on Twitter by using the hash tag, or topic, #OperationShoutOut. People can also offer a message of support on Lexmark's YouTube page at www.youtube.com/lexmarknews to enter the contest.
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Those who post will be entered for a chance to win one of 10 Lexmark printers.