From cause marketing and charitable donations to grants and gift cards, Staples supports 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations focused on education and job skills in a variety of ways. In fact, in 2013 we gave more than $10.1 million to non-profit organizations around the world.
Staples Foundationsm, our private charitable arm, awards grants through the 2 Million & Change program that allows associates to nominate organizations with a focus on education or job skills that they personally care about and support. In 2013, the 2 Million & Change program enabled more than 7,000 associates globally to direct $2.5 million to more than 1,000 organizations across 23 countries. We encourage non-profits to reach out to Staples’ associates to learn more about the program.
Staples stores support non-profit organizations through We Care gift cards. These gift cards allow organizations to get the supplies they need from Staples to help make a community event or program a success. All requests are evaluated by the local store and decisions are made at the discretion of store management.
In addition, Staples stores donate eligible products to help local organizations. Talk to your local Staples store’s general manager about product availability and organization eligibility.
Staples supports youth and education programs through a variety of cause marketing programs, enabling our customers to show their support and make a difference. We've found cause marketing to be a great way to bring together customers, associates and partners in community-building endeavors. As part of Staples’ Back to School initiatives, we led the following campaigns: