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Unfortunately, for some stretching the dollar is still not enough. That’s why once again this season, Staples is helping customers take an active role in supporting their community to help those in need.
“For most of us, the back-to-school season is a busy time of year when we prepare our children for the new school year ahead. But there are kids in our neighborhoods who start the year with less than they need in order to have a successful academic year,” said Alessandra Saccal, a Staples Canada spokesperson. “We’re very committed to improving the quality of life in Canadian communities by continuously investing in sustainability and being socially responsible in every aspect of its business. And our annual School Supply Drive is great example of this commitment. In 2011, we raised over $1 million in product donations that went directly to kids in need across the country.”
There are two ways in which you can help:
You can make a difference by making a donation of school supplies at any Staples store across the country from August through September. Consider selecting the latest environmentally-friendly options like these:
Recycled Binders: Avery 100 per cent recycled paperboard binders come in a variety of colours. Once you’re finished with the binder, simply remove the rings and throw binder in the paper recycling bin.
Notebooks: Staples Bagasse notebooks now come in a variety of designs. These notebooks are made from 80 per cent bagasse—a sugarcane bi-product.
FSC Certified Multiuse Paper 500 sheets: Exclusive to Staples — an eco-preferable paper product certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, an independent organization supporting responsible forest management. Features include Color-Loktechnology for bolder blacks and vibrant colours.
Eco-fashion: Hilroy’s 30 per cent post-consumer waste products are sure to be a hit in school halls. Available with matching pencil pouch, binder pockets and prong portfolio.
“We’re very proud of our community-based programs, but this one is especially meaningful because it benefits children across the country,” said Saccal. “And when everyone participates, you’re basically turning a back-to-school shopping event into an opportunity to help those who really need it.” For more information about Staples’ annual School Supply Drive program or its other community initiatives, visit
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