Staples Canada and Special Olympics Canada Thank Communities for Their
TORONTO, May 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Staples Canada and Special Olympics Canada
today announced the successful conclusion to the 14th annual Give a Toonie. Share a Dream. campaign. Donations from Staples Canada customers helped the campaign
raise a record $577,483, surpassing the goal by $77,483. All proceeds
support the more than 35,000 Special Olympics athletes across Canada.
Staples Canada and Special Olympics Canada are thrilled with the ongoing
support and participation from the Canadian public. Funds raised ensure
more Canadians living with an intellectual disability have the
opportunity to experience the transformative power and joy of sport.
"Staples Canada is proud of our long-term partnership with Special
Olympics Canada," said Steve Matyas, president, Staples Canada. "Giving
back is ingrained in the Staples culture and it means a great deal to
be a part of a program that enriches the lives of Canadians, both
through life skills and sport."
"On behalf of Special Olympics Canada, we are extremely grateful to
Staples, their staff, and their customers for donations received
through the Give a Toonie. Share a Dream. campaign," said Lindsay Glassco, president and CEO of Special Olympics
Canada. "Staples has been a tremendous partner of Special Olympics
Canada for almost 20 years. Through in-store campaigns like this,
Staples has helped our organization enrich the lives of Canadians of
all ages with intellectual disabilities by providing daily, word-class
sport programs that bring out the champion in all of them."
Special Olympics Canada, their athletes and volunteers across the
country are grateful to the more than 330 Staples Canada stores that
contributed and participated in the 2013 Give a Toonie. Share a Dream. campaign. Through their enthusiasm and encouragement more Canadians
living with an intellectual disability can take part in Special
Olympics programs and experience the life changing effects of sport
About Special Olympics Canada
Established in 1969, the Canadian chapter of this international movement
is dedicated to enriching the lives of Canadians with an intellectual
disability through sport. Operating out of sport clubs in all Canadian
provinces and territories, except Nunavut, this grassroots movement
reaches beyond the sphere of sports to empower individuals, change
attitudes and build communities. From two-year-olds to mature adults,
more than 35,880 children, youth and adults with an intellectual
disability are registered in Special Olympics year-round programs
across Canada, and they are supported by more than 16,452 volunteers,
including more than 12,209 trained coaches.
For more information, visit www.specialolympics.ca or follow us on Facebook and on Twitter (@SpecialOCanada).
About Staples Canada
Staples, Canada's largest office products company is committed to
providing Canadians with a wide choice of office services and products.
Serving all types of business - from the small home office to large
enterprise - Staples makes it easy for customers to operate their
offices efficiently and affordably by offering an extensive selection
of office supplies, technology, electronics and office furniture as
well as business services, including computer repair and maintenance,
and copy and print services. Operating as Bureau en GrosMC in the
province of Quebec and Staples Canada in all other provinces, the
company employs over 15,000 associates at 330+ stores and at their head
office in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Ranked as one of Canada's top ten
Canadian companies in Marketing Magazine's Marketing/Leger 2011
Corporate Reputation Survey, Staples/Bureau en Gros is dedicated to
offering customers the highest level of service, whether they choose to
shop in-store, by catalogue or online. Staples Canada/Bureau en Gros
also is invested in a number of corporate giving programs that actively
support environmental, educational and entrepreneurial initiatives in
Canadian communities from coast to coast. Visit www.staples.ca for more information, or visit us on Facebook and Twitter.
SOURCE: Special Olympics Canada
For further information:
Special Olympics Canada
T: 416.927.9050 ext. 4312
Head of Communications, Canada
T: 416.905.737.1147 ext. 2362