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Support in times of need

We’re here to help our associates, customers and local communities when a crisis or disaster occurs.

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Through our partnership with Save the Children, a leader in international disaster relief focused on supporting children in times of need, we're able to focus our giving on educational support. The Staples® Emergency Education Fund was established with Save the Children to help communities affected by disaster, with a primary focus on the 25 countries where we operate and large-scale international disasters.

In 2015, the Staples Emergency Education Fund was activated to provide relief for the following disasters:

Nepal Earthquakes, April

Supported temporary learning centers, reconstruction of schools, and other educational efforts for 427,900 impacted children and adults impacted by the quakes. In addition, associates and customers raised $6,500 for Save the Children’s relief fund.

Texas Floods, May

Provided new classroom materials, furniture and office supply kits for 15 child care centers supporting over 1,500 children and adults.

European Refugee Crisis, September

With support from Staples, associates and customers raised money for Save the Children’s relief fund, totaling more than $33,000.

South Carolina Floods, October

Helped rebuild and resupply local child care centers and schools, provided books to impacted families and supported after-school services, assisting more than 6,300 children and adults.

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Associate Emergency Financial Support

Staples® Share Fund, founded and funded by associate and corporate contributions, offers relief for associates in need of severe financial assistance due to significant qualifying events, such as natural disasters, significant personal events or other circumstances beyond their control. Our associates and their well-being are extremely important to us so we offer prompt assistance whenever possible.

To learn more or donate, visit the Staples Share Fund website.

Support in times of need

Helping to rebuild

When South Carolina flooding damaged the Small Minds of Tomorrow childcare center and insurance wouldn’t cover the cost, Staples was able to provide owner Lunda Green with an office supply kit donation. Contributions helped Lunda restore her center to support local families.

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