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Our Community Goals

Everywhere we do business, we are proud to provide products and services that help our customers thrive and succeed. Staples also employs local workers in dependable jobs and purchases products and services from local businesses. But we believe our role in these communities requires more of us than "business as usual."

Our goal is to support educational and job-related community efforts with a primary focus on disadvantaged youth, from literacy and mentoring to career skills development.

Staples customers are also our fellow citizens, our neighbors and our friends. We reach out and contribute to community life in our local neighborhoods and beyond, both through large-scale initiatives and smaller, less formal programs.

We support these causes through corporate contributions, in-kind donations and grants from Staples Foundationsm — our private charitable arm. We also encourage our associates to contribute their time and resources as well. Through our global community and giving efforts, we have helped more than 6,500 organizations in local communities across 26 countries.


2013 Performance highlights

We contribute to the communities where we live and work through large-scale initiatives as well as local, grassroots programs that promote goodwill and build strong ties. Among other Staples' achievements:

  • Donated more than $10.1 million to non-profit organizations around the world through Staples Foundation, corporate charitable giving programs, in-kind donations and cause marketing efforts.
  • Through the 2 Million & Change program, enabled more than 7,000 associates globally to direct $2.5 million to more than 1,000 organizations they personally care about and support across 23 countries.
  • Inspired customers to donate more than $2.3 million through nine cause marketing and disaster relief campaigns conducted in U.S., Canada and Portugal.
  • Established the Staples® Emergency Education Fund with Save the Children to support educational needs in times of crisis.
  • Motivated associates globally to engage with over 18 national partners across 12 countries.
  • Supported associate participation in community volunteering events in 14 countries and raised money for local organizations through fitness fundraisers in eight countries.

Goals for 2014

  • Deepen associate community engagement by increasing awareness and participation in local volunteer opportunities.
  • Increase associate involvement in company’s philanthropic initiatives.
  • Focus support on local organizations to maximize impact in communities.
  • Increase customer engagement in community giving through support of cause marketing campaigns.

Take action

We invite you to get involved with one
of the non-profit groups that Staples and
Staples Foundationsm support.

Feel free to contact our Community Team with any questions or feedback. We’d love to hear from you.

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