Going Back-to-School Just Got Easier for Many Canadian Students
TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Staples' 7th annual School Supply Drive helped raise over $1.3 million in supplies
for Canadian Students - beating last year's record - and ensuring that
many Canadian students begin their academic year with everything they
need to succeed.
"Investing in school supplies is symbolic of how we as Canadians can
support our future leaders," said Steve Matyas, president of Staples
Canada. "Every student deserves to feel empowered - providing the tools
to help them do that means we've done our job."
This year, Staples retail locations partnered with more than 250 organizations and school boards in local communities across Canada to help students. In Quebec, Bureau
en Gros locations supported Le Club des Petits Déjeuners, a breakfast
club that assists children.
"Reaching over $1 million dollars in donations is remarkable. It
demonstrates how important education is to our customers and our
company," said Matyas. "We are grateful to our customers for their
generosity, and proud of our associates for working so hard to make
this program successful."
The fundraiser ran from July 29 to September 9 across all Staples/Bureau
En Gros locations in Canada.
Each year, Staples Canada together with customers gives over two and a
half million dollars in charitable donations. The company's community
programs, including the School Supply Drive; "Give a Toonie. Share a
Dream." Special Olympics campaign; Five Million-Cartridge
Challenge, and Recycle for Education campaign are all part of the
Staples community@work corporate giving initiative. For more
information, visit www.staples.ca/community
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: Staples Canada Inc.
For further information:
Valerie Outmezguine / Public Relations Specialist / Staples Canada
905.737.1147 x 2426 / firstname.lastname@example.org