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  • 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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  • 3/1/11 8:00 am EST

    Starting March 8 Vote to Help Select the Winning Team

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Students who think green, could win green in the Staples Global EcoEasy Challenge. Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), the world’s largest office products company, and the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), today announce finalists for the 2nd Annual Staples Global EcoEasy Challenge – an international competition, inspiring university students to develop environmentally-preferable officemore...
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  • 2/23/11 8:00 am EST

    Pre-teen service club honored for efforts to raise awareness and
    inclusion for children with Down Syndrome

    ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pre-teen members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver’s Robert M. Shopneck Branch in Brighton, Colo., have been awarded first prize for their efforts to help other children in a national service competition called Linking Hearts & Hands from Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and Staples Foundation for Learning, a private foundation created by Staples, Inc. Torch Club members at the Robert M. Shopneck Boysmore...
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  • 1/10/11 8:00 am EST

    Competition Designed to Inspire Students to Address Urban Climate
    Change –

    Educators Invited to Register by Jan. 31, 2011

    DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Earth Force, Inc., a nationally recognized leader in environmental education, today announced the first Staples Urban Environment Challenge, a new competition that encourages youth to address environmental issues related to climate change in urban communities. The program is funded by a $175,000 grant from Staples Foundation for Learning, a private foundation created by Staples, Inc. The competition asks students to identifymore...
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  • 1/4/11 8:00 am EST

    January Kicks Off National Mentoring Month’s Statewide Public
    Awareness and Mentor Recruitment Campaign

    BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) today announced it is joining with Staples, Inc., (Nasdaq: SPLS) the world’s largest office products company, for the second 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 3,000 Massachusetts youth. The campaign kicked off on Jan. 1, 2011 in celebration of National Mentoring Monthmore...
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  • 12/17/10 8:55 am EST

    Frost Dental Lab and M&M Custom Flooring are final two honorees into
    Staples Small Business Hall of Fame Sweepstakes

    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. and the Chicago Bears have announced that McHenry-based Frost Dental Lab and M&M Custom Flooring of New Lenox are the final “enshrinees” to be named to the Staples Small Business Hall of Fame. These Chicagoland small businesses join previous winners Markatay, Inc. and Tasty Catering to make up the Staples Small Business Hall of Fame Class of 2010. In keeping with its commitment to helping small businesses, Staplesmore...
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  • 11/19/10 8:55 am EST

    Markaty Inc. is Second Winner in Staples Small Business Hall of Fame
    Sweepstakes

    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) and the Chicago Bears have announced that truck-hauling company Markaty, Inc., is latest “enshrinee” to be inducted in the Staples Small Business Hall of Fame. Markaty, a Batavia-based hauling company, is the second of four Chicagoland small businesses to receive this honor. In keeping with Staples’ commitment to helping small businesses, Staples has made it easy to for local companies to have a chance tomore...
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  • 10/25/10 8:00 am EDT

    Actor James Cromwell Joins Young Entrepreneurs to Address Social
    Issues at TEDxYSE in DC

    ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ashoka, the world’s community of leading social entrepreneurs, and Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), announced today the eight winners of the annual Staples/Ashoka Youth Social Entrepreneur Competition. The global competition highlights youth-led innovations addressing social issues affecting their communities, and is part of Ashoka’s Youth Venture®, an initiative that fosters young entrepreneurs all over the world to become changemakersmore...
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  • 10/20/10 8:00 am EDT

    Tasty Catering is First Chicagoland Company to Win in Staples Small
    Business Hall of Fame Sweepstakes

    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) and the Chicago Bears have announced that Tasty Catering of Elk Grove Village, Ill., is the first inductee into the Staples Small Business Hall of Fame. Tasty Catering is the first of four Chicagoland small businesses to receive this honor. In keeping with Staples’ commitment to helping small businesses, Staples has made it easy for local companies to have a chance to win one of the four Hall of Fame spots.more...
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  • 10/19/10 9:00 am EDT

    Search for the Most Innovative “Green” Office Product Begins Oct.
    19

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), the world’s largest office products company, and the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), today launched the 2nd Annual Global EcoEasy Challenge to find the world’s most ingenious concepts for environmentally preferable office products. The 2011 Challenge is open to all undergraduate and graduate student teams enrolled at universities located within 16more...
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