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  • 5/18/16 4:30 pm EDT

    1,100 Staples associates come together for Massachusetts children in need

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At today’s Cradles to Crayons Ready for School Backpack-A-Thon event at Staples, now in its third year, 20,000 backpacks were assembled with 440,000 new school supplies by 1,100 Staples employee volunteers at their Framingham Headquarters and loaded onto trucks for distribution to children in Framingham, Lynn, Springfield, and Worcester. In partnership with school districts and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metrowest, Cradles to Crayons will ensuremore...
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  • 11/19/15 6:57 am EST

    For Sixth Year in a Row, Staples Earns 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). This is the sixth consecutive year that Staples has received the perfect score on the national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. “Staples is extremely proud to earn a perfect scoremore...
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  • 5/4/15 12:27 pm EDT

    Staples to donate up to $125,000 to City Year through a 15 percent match of Staples Gift Card purchases in store and online now thru May 30

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) and national service organization City Year AmeriCorps have teamed up to provide high-need classrooms with the tools and resources necessary to make graduation happen for students across the country. Staples will match 15 percent of the face value of Staples brand gift card purchases up to $125,000 and donate the proceeds to City Year. The program begins in Staples’ stores and on Staples.com from now thru May 30more...
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  • 2/17/15 8:00 am EST

    “2 Million and Change”Lets Staples Associates Select Local Non-profit Organizations to Receive Staples Foundation Grants

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc., today announced it awarded more than $2.4 million as part of a grant program that offers global associates the opportunity to choose which local charities to support. The foundation has provided grants to local non-profit organizations based on recommendations from Staples associates for the past three years through its 2 Million and Change international philanthropic initiativemore...
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  • 11/25/14 6:57 am EST

    For Fifth Year in a Row, Staples Earns 100 percent on Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The CEI is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. This marks the fifth year in a row Staples has received a perfect score of 100 percent. “Staples perfect score on themore...
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  • 9/18/14 10:05 am EDT

    Staples Supports Local Music Teachers by donating 375 DonorsChoose.org gift cards

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) and global pop music superstar Katy Perry continue to “Make Roar Happen” in Los Angeles today by announcing that 375 Los Angeles Unified School District credentialed music teachers will each receive a $1,000 DonorsChoose.org gift card that enables music teachers to create their own custom lesson plan for students. This Staples donation marks the first time teachers will have the opportunity to create a custom musicmore...
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  • 9/18/14 10:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) and global pop music superstar Katy Perry teamed up to “Make Roar Happen” this back-to-school season, donating more than $2.5 million (USD) in support of teachers, students and classroom projects across North America. As the presenting sponsor of the North American leg of Katy Perry’s Prismatic World Tour, Staples inspired audiences, fans and customers to ‘roar’ for teachers and students. Staples donated $1 million tomore...
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  • 9/12/14 8:37 am EDT

    Staples gives 49 Local Teachers the Supplies they need through DonorsChoose.org

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) and global pop music superstar Katy Perry continue to “Make Roar Happen” in Portland today by announcing 58 local classroom projects have been funded as part of Staples’ $1 million donation to DonorsChoose.org. Staples fully funded the balance of every project from the highest poverty schools that was on DonorsChoose.org from Portland Public Schools today. This $54,710 donation helped 49 teachers fulfill classroommore...
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  • 8/21/14 9:29 am EDT

    Staples gives 43 Local Teachers the Supplies they need through DonorsChoose.org

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) and global pop music superstar Katy Perry continue to “Make Roar Happen” in Minneapolis today by announcing 48 local classroom projects in Minneapolis Public Schools have been funded as part of Staples’ $1 million donation to DonorsChoose.org. Staples fully funded the balance of every project that was on DonorsChoose.org in Minneapolis today. This $27,879 donation helped 43 teachers fulfill classroom needs and helped 4,more...
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  • 8/6/14 10:53 am EDT

    Staples gives 174 Local Teachers the Supplies they need through DonorsChoose.org

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) and global pop music superstar Katy Perry continue to “Make Roar Happen” in Philadelphia, Pa. today by announcing 223 local classroom projects have been funded as part of Staples’ $1 million donation to DonorsChoose.org. Staples fully funded the balance of every project that was on DonorsChoose.org in the city of Philadelphia, Pa. today. This $135,581 donation helped 174 teachers fulfill classroom needs and helped 23,more...
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