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  • 12/5/12 9:33 am EST

    Associates Choose Non-profit Organizations to Benefit from Staples Foundation Grants

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc., today announced it has awarded more than $1.4 million in grants to non-profit organizations in 43 states under a new program that lets Staples associates direct donations. The grants are part of a new philanthropic initiative created by Staples Foundation which allows Staples associates around the world to direct funding to non-profit organizations that are focused onmore...
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  • 9/20/12 7:55 am EDT

    Bella Thorne, DoSomething.org and Staples Unite to Make a Difference

    NEW YORK & FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Teen actress and recording artist Bella Thorne teamed up for the 5th annual Staples for Students national school supply drive with Staples and DoSomething.org this summer to help thousands of kids in need. The campaign resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in school supplies going to students across the country. Bella Thorne encouraged teens to make a difference by collecting supplies and helped raise awareness through amore...
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  • 7/23/12 7:25 am EDT

    5th Annual Staples for Students School Supply Drive Benefits Students

    LOS ANGELES & FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) and DoSomething.org along with teen actress and recording artist Bella Thorne teamed up with celebrities including Harry Shum, Jr., Kendall and Kylie Jenner, JoJo, Kat Graham and teen volunteers to stuff backpacks with school supplies for Los Angeles-area students in need. The annual Staples for Students celebrity school supply drive at the Globe Theater at Universal followed yesterday’s Teen Choice Awards. The eventmore...
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  • 6/6/12 8:44 am EDT

    Led by Teens Nationwide, 5th Annual Campaign Makes it Easy to Provide Back-to-School Supplies to Students in Need

    NEW YORK & FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DoSomething.org and Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) are teaming up with teen actress and recording artist Bella Thorne, for the 5th annual Staples for Students national school supply drive, to help kids in need (www.staplesforstudents.org). The drive encourages young people to collect school supplies and drop them off at their nearest Staples store starting July 1 through September 15. Bella will lend her impactful voice to spread the word formore...
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  • 5/10/12 7:55 am EDT

    Founder and CEO Rohit Patel Honored for his Entrepreneurial Leadership and Commitment to Creating Jobs and Economic Opportunity for Inner City Residents

    BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote economic prosperity in America’s inner cities, together with Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), today announced Baltimore-based Intelect Corporation as the 2012 Inner City 100 Staples Diversity Leadership Award Winner. The award is presented to a company featured on the Inner City 100 list that has made the greatest impact on its communitymore...
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  • 5/8/12 7:55 am EDT
    ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc., today announced Shay Cardenas as the recipient of the second annual Torch Bearer Award. The national award honors one Club professional who provides exemplary leadership as an advisor for the Boys & Girls Clubs’ Torch Club, a character and leadership program for youth ages 11-13 that helps them develop into productive, caringmore...
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  • 1/4/12 8:00 am EST

    Statewide Public Awareness and Mentor Recruitment Campaign to Kick Off During National Mentoring Month - January 2012

    BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) today announced it will work with Staples, Inc., (Nasdaq: SPLS) the world’s largest office products company, for the third consecutive year to support a statewide public awareness and mentor recruitment campaign. Staples is donating $25,000 to MMP to build awareness and recruit caring adult mentors for approximately 3,000 Massachusetts youth. The campaign will kick off on Jan. 1, 2012 in celebration of Nationalmore...
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  • 12/27/11 8:00 am EST

    More than 100 Organizations Receive Funding to Support Programs Focused on Youth Development in 2011

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Foundation, a private foundation created by Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), announced today it has awarded more than $2.5 million in grants to 112 non-profit organizations serving at-risk youth throughout the country. Staples Foundation selected these organizations for their commitment to providing youth with the skills and resources needed to become responsible and caring citizens. While the grants support a wide range ofmore...
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  • 11/17/11 3:16 pm EST

    Founder of Solar Technology Venture Honored at Techonomy and Awarded “Around the World Learning Tour”

    ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ashoka, the world’s community of leading social entrepreneurs, and Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), announced today Eden Full, founder of Roseicollis Technologies, a social enterprise designed to implement unique technologies in developing and emerging markets, as the grand-prize winner of the 2011 Staples/Ashoka Youth Social Entrepreneur (YSE) Competition. The global competition highlights youth-led organizations using innovationmore...
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  • 10/12/11 10:30 am EDT

    Young Entrepreneurs Driving Social Change with Technology will be Celebrated at Techonomy for their Achievements Addressing Social Issues

    ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ashoka, the world’s community of leading social entrepreneurs, and Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), announced today the winners of the fifth annual Staples/Ashoka Youth Social Entrepreneur (YSE) Competition. The global competition highlights youth-led organizations using innovation and technology to address social issues affecting their communities, and is part of Ashoka’s Youth Venture®, an initiative that identifies and fosters youngmore...
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