Staples Canada partners with charities to provide school supplies to
RICHMOND HILL, ON, July 23, 2012 /CNW/ - Shopping for new school
supplies is a cherished end-of- summer tradition for families across
Canada. When the school bell rings in September however, many Canadian
families struggle to provide their children with the supplies they need
Staples Canada and its customers are banding together for the 7th annual Staples School Supply Drive. The 2012 campaign will officially
kick off July 29 and run until September 9, 2012.
"We know that simple things like a new backpack, pens, or a lunchbox
mean so much to students on the first day of school," said Steve
Matyas, president of Staples Canada. "For children and teens, these
items are not just tools, but a way to start the school year with
confidence and enthusiasm."
Each Staples Canada store has partnered with a local charity or school
in their community. Stores will be collecting financial donations
throughout the campaign, and will share them with their charity of
choice. As a result, all donations collected remain in their respective
local communities. A complete list of stores and partners can be found
"Purchasing even basic school supplies is a struggle for many families,
which is why the Staples School Supply Drive is a program our entire
organization passionately rallies behind every year. We're thrilled so
many Canadians work with us to support thousands of children by
providing much-needed school supplies to students across the country,"
continues Steve Matyas.
This year, Staples' goal is to raise a total of $1.5 million for the
School Supply Drive. Customers can make a donation from July 29 until
September 9 at any Staples store, and in Quebec from July 29 until
September 2, 2012.
Since its inception in 2006 as a result of one Ottawa store, this
campaign has helped raise more than $5-million for children in need
across Canada. Staples encourages Canadians to once again give
generously and help ensure all students have the tools required to
learn and be successful during the academic year.
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.
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