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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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  • 10/6/10 7:55 am EDT

    Teen Volunteers, Celebrities and Staples Customers Unite to Collect
    Donations and School Supplies for their Local Communities

    NEW YORK & FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) and DoSomething.org announced today that the 3rd Annual Staples/Do Something 101 School Supply Drive put more than $807,000 worth of school supplies, the most ever in the campaign’s history, into the hands of students who need them. Nikki Reed, spokesperson for 3rd Annual Staples Do Something 101 School Supply Drive (Photo: Business Wire) “I am inspired by and applaud the many teen volunteers who gavemore...
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  • 9/14/10 8:00 am EDT

    Staples and Chicago Bears Team to Induct Four Area Small Business in
    the Class of 2010

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced it has teamed up with the Chicago Bears to launch the first-ever Staples Small Business Hall of Fame Sweepstakes, an initiative that honors Chicagoland small businesses and awards four with “induction” into the Small Business Hall of Fame Class of 2010. In keeping with Staples’ commitment to helping small businesses by making purchasing office supplies and services easy, Staples is making itmore...
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  • 9/10/10 8:00 am EDT

    Four Young Entrepreneurs Addressing Social Issues to Speak at TEDxYSE
    Event

    ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ashoka, the world’s community of leading social entrepreneurs, and Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), announced today the first four winners of eight in 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 to become changemakers,more...
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  • 8/30/10 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Foundation for Learning (SFFL), a private foundation created by Staples, Inc., (NASDAQ: SPLS) today announced it has awarded 31 grants totaling $640,000 to non-profit organizations serving at-risk youth throughout the country. These organizations were selected for their commitment to providing educational programs that provide youth with the skills and resources needed to become responsible and caring citizens. “Staplesmore...
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  • 8/11/10 8:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) today announced the appointment of Mike Miles as president of Staples Foundation for Learning (SFFL), the charitable arm of Staples, Inc. Since its inception in 2002, SFFL has provided educational opportunities and job skills for millions of young people around the world. Miles, Staples’ president and chief operating officer, succeeds Ron Sargent, Staples’ chairman and chief executive officer, as head of themore...
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  • 8/9/10 2:38 pm EDT

    3rd Annual Staples/Do
    Something 101 Volunteer Event Brings Celebrities and Teens Together to
    Benefit Students in Need

    LOS ANGELES & FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) and DoSomething.org gave new meaning to “swag” last night as celebrities including actress Nikki Blonsky, singer JoJo, Chuck star Zac Levi, Teen Choice Award winner Lucy Hale and musical performers “We the Kings” joined teen volunteers to donate 500 “gift bags” of school supplies to underprivileged students in Los Angeles. The star-studded Staples/Do Something 101 party at themore...
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  • 7/28/10 8:00 am EDT

    Team of Massachusetts Youth Recognized for Educating Teens about
    Global Child Sex Trade

    ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ashoka, the world’s community of leading social entrepreneurs, and Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), announced today that Minga, a youth-run civic organization dedicated to ending the global child sex trade through educating teens worldwide, has been selected as the first of eight finalists in the Staples/Ashoka Youth Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) Competition. The global competition recognizes youth-led organizations who are addressing socialmore...
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  • 7/27/10 8:00 am EDT

    Initiative Revitalizes Teachers’ School Space and Reinforces Staples’
    Support of Educators

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TeachersCount, a non-profit organization that provides resources to the education community, announced today five schools from across the country will receive makeovers for their teachers’ lounges. Each school will receive $2,500 from Staples to revamp these often overlooked, yet vital spaces in schools that allow teachers to prepare for class and take well-deserved breaks. The schools selected include Samuel W. Bridgham Middlemore...
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  • 6/14/10 8:00 am EDT

    Global Competition Will Culminate at a New TEDx Conference
    Recognizing Entrepreneurial Youth Addressing Social Issues in their
    Communities

    ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ashoka, the world’s community of leading social entrepreneurs, and Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), announced today the launch of the fourth annual Staples/Ashoka Youth Social Entrepreneur Competition. The global competition highlights youth-led organizations focusing on social issues affecting their communities, and is part of Ashoka’s Youth Venture®, an initiative that identifies and fosters young entrepreneurs all over the world who aremore...
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