We believe Staples can make the biggest impact in the community by partnering with organizations that are already active at a grassroots level and focused on issues and causes consistent with our corporate priorities. Every year, we support hundreds of organizations. We’ve highlighted a few below.
Staples supports youth programming with a focus on education and job skills, and encourages associate engagement through local clubs.
As part of the National Office Product Industry, Staples supports cancer research, treatment and educational programs through sponsorship and participation in fundraising events and initiatives.
Staples supports the Inner City 100 program, which recognizes and provides resources to the fastest- growing urban businesses across the country.
In 2013, we worked with Save the Children to create the Staples® Emergency Education Fund, which supports educational needs in times of crisis.
Staples Advantage® Canada supports business and diversity-related education programs for students ages 10–19. For the past four years, Staples Advantage Canada has received a community award from the Canadian Office Products Association for their partnership with Junior Achievement.
As part of our EasyTree Kids program, Staples Germany supports SDW in educating children across the country on the importance of taking care of the environment. This helps create a direct link between our business operations and our community.
Staples China supports career and education programs for students, engaging associates in teaching and leading career workshops in local schools.
Staples Australia supports programming to help disadvantaged students achieve academic engagement, employment opportunities and personal success.
In 2013, there were several disasters worldwide, and Staples was there to help:
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Staples and associates contributed monetary and in-kind donations to the One Fund Boston to support victims and their families as well as local businesses affected. In-kind donations and gift cards were personally delivered by executives and other leaders to local Boylston Street businesses to help them reopen.
In the aftermath of the West, Texas explosion, Staples donated in-kind product to a neighboring school district to set up new classrooms for displaced students. Staples associates held a supply drive and donated needed items to victims and their families.
After the tornadoes devastated Moore, Oklahoma, Staples partnered with Save the Children to provide an impacted school with new computer lab equipment. Staples and customers also contributed monetary donations to the Tulsa Community Foundation and the American Red Cross to assist with local relief efforts.
Following the Colorado floods, Staples customers and associates donated to Save the Children. Customers affected were sent coupons to help purchase necessary products to get businesses running again.
In response to the Sichuan Ya’an earthquake, Staples China donated necessary supplies to help local families and schools through the Ya’an JiaCuo Fotuo Charity.
When floods inundated Queensland, Australian associates raised over $25,000, which was matched by Staples, to support individuals and families affected.
In response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Staples and associates contributed monetary donations to Save the Children to support local relief efforts.