$300,000 raised before end of the first week
RICHMOND HILL, ON, Aug. 19 /CNW/ - STAPLES Canada has enjoyed a
successful start to their 5th annual School Supply Drive,
with over $300,000 being raised thus far for charities across Canada.
The School Supply Drive, which began on Monday, August 9, coincides with
STAPLES' back-to-school season to provide needed school accessories to
children less fortunate.
"The School Supply Drive is one of our most cherished campaigns, as we
try to be the leading organization in helping tomorrow's future," says
STAPLES Canada President, Steve Matyas. "To give to a charitable
organization is very rewarding, but to be able to give to the vast
amount of charities serviced by the School Supply Drive is that much
Funds raised during the School Supply Drive are used to support the
community where those funds are raised. Each store (excluding Quebec)
chooses a charitable partner for the campaign, which concludes on
"Whether it's a monetary donation or a school supply, we will be very
grateful to receive all donations," says Matyas.
Customers can contribute by purchasing a new item and dropping it off in
their store's collection box, or by making a cash donation right at the
register. STAPLES is hoping to meet last year's goal of raising
one-million dollars to support charities across Canada.
About STAPLES Canada
Founded in Toronto in 1991, STAPLES
Canada Inc. is Canada's largest everyday low price supplier of office
supplies, business machines, office furniture and business services for
the small business and home office customer. The chain operates stores
in all provinces across Canada under the banners STAPLES®
Canada and Bureau en GrosMC. Marketing Magazine's
Marketing/Leger 2009 Corporate Reputation Survey ranked STAPLES
Canada/Bureau en Gros in the top five. The company has over 13,500
employees serving customers through more than 320 office superstores,
catalogue, and e-commerce. STAPLES, STAPLES/Bureau en Gros is committed
to making shopping easy by offering customers three ways to shop:
online, by catalogue and in-store. More information is available at href="http://www.staples.ca/">www.staples.ca.
SOURCE Staples Canada Inc.
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