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  • 10/6/11 7:30 am EDT

    Staples Volunteers to Help Set New World Record for the Largest Shared Reading Experience at Events in Framingham and Worcester

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc., (Nasdaq: SPLS) the world’s largest office products company, today announced increased support for Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®, a national campaign that mobilizes adults and children to close the early education achievement gap by setting a reading world record. For the third consecutive year, Staples is hosting events in Framingham and Worcester, and giving local youth the opportunity tomore...
  • 9/28/11 7:55 am EDT

    Teen Volunteers, Celebrities and Staples Customers Show Unprecedented Support for Students

    NEW YORK & FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This summer, Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) and teamed up with the stars from ABC Family's hit show Pretty Little Liars to encourage teens and Staples customers nationwide to make a difference. The collective efforts raised $810,000, the most ever in campaign history, for the fourth annual “Staples for Students” national school supply drive. The cast of ABC Family’s series --more...
  • 9/7/11 8:00 am EDT
    SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) announced today a new partnership with Staples Foundation, the private foundation created by Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), to expand educational outreach and scholarship opportunities for Hispanic students and their families. As part of this partnership, Staples Foundation is awarding a $100,000 grant to fund community outreach programming and 22 Staples scholarships for Latino college students majoringmore...
  • 8/8/11 7:47 am EDT

    4th Annual “Staples for Students” National Volunteer Event Benefits Students in Need

    LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) and stuffed backpacks in style last night as celebrities, including the stars from ABC Family’s hit show Pretty Little Liars, along with Teen Choice Awards performer Jason Derulo, actress Olivia Munn and actor Nolan Gould joined teen volunteers to fill hundreds of backpacks with school supplies for students in Los Angeles. Singer/songwriter JoJo performed at the event. The Staples for Studentsmore...
  • 7/19/11 4:27 pm EDT

    New Staples Campaign Features Prime-Time TV Star Rico Rodriguez

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the world's largest office products company and top retail destination for back to school, today revealed a new back-to-school advertising campaign featuring prime-time television star and “Young Artist Award” winner, Rico Rodriguez. The campaign will spotlight Staples as a one-stop shopping destination for all parents and students to get their back-to-school products. Two of the spots, starring Rico Rodriguez,more...
  • 7/12/11 7:55 am EDT

    Company Rings NASDAQ “First Bell” to Showcase Savings, Selection and Technology

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) is making it easy for parents and students to save big this back-to-school season. The company today kicks off the official start to the 2011 back-to-school shopping season by opening the NASDAQ market and sounding the “First Bell” to remind customers that Staples is the premier destination to find everything students need to stock up for school and college. This year, Staples offers an incredible variety ofmore...
  • 6/22/11 9:30 am EDT

    Competition Will Recognize Entrepreneurial Youth Addressing Social Issues in their Communities

    ARLINGTON, Va. & FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ashoka, the world’s community of leading social entrepreneurs, and Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), today launched the fifth annual Staples/Ashoka Youth Social Entrepreneur (YSE) Competition during Ashoka’s Changemakers Week in Paris, France. This year, 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®,more...
  • 6/10/11 4:48 pm EDT

    Natalie Morales Joins the Efforts and Hand Delivers the Product to the Charity’s Network of Women in New York City

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) is teaming up with Dress for Success, a non-profit organization working to promote the economic independence of women, by donating more than $135,000 of M by Staples™ Arc customizable notebooks and accessories, plus a $15,000 monetary donation, to benefit the Dress for Success network. Today, Staples will deliver the notebook systems with the help of well-known TV personality, Nataliemore...
  • 5/26/11 7:05 am EDT

    Led by Teens Nationwide, “Staples for Students” Campaign Provides Back-to-School Supplies to Students in Need

    NEW YORK & FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) and are teaming up with the stars from ABC Family’s hit show Pretty Little Liars for the “Staples for Students” national school supply drive (, which encourages teens to collect school supplies for students in need. The announcement was made this week at the “Kickoff to the Do Something Awards” at B.B. King’s House ofmore...
  • 3/18/11 8:30 am EDT

    From California to Germany, middle school-age youth transform
    communities through service

    ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pre-teens at Boys & Girls Clubs around the world are leading efforts to positively impact others and serve in their communities. Through a character and leadership program called Torch Club, Boys & Girls Club youth ages 11-13 initiate and plan community service projects and civic engagement activities throughout the school year. Now, five of these Torch Clubs, out of 1,600 clubs worldwide, received recognition for their outstandingmore...

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