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Staples is teaming up with Grammy® Winning Singer-Songwriter Ciara and DoSomething.org for the 2nd Annual National Do Something 101 School Supply Drive.

The Do Something 101 campaign encourages teens to collect school supplies and drop them off at their nearest Staples® store, from July 5 through September 19, to ensure they get into the hands of deserving students just in time to head back to school. Staples is kick-starting the campaign by donating more than $125,000 in school supplies to the cause. In addition, Staples® customers can also get involved by donating $1 at any Staples® store location, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting local teens in need. All school supplies and donations will be given locally to educational and not-for-profit organizations that serve disadvantaged youth.

If you are interested in finding out more about local charity partners, please contact a member of the Staples PR team.

Additional Do Something 101 media links.

– Do Something 101 Facebook page. Learn more.

– Do Something 101 media materials. Download now.

– Do Something 101 logo. Download now.

– Ciara's image. Download now.

View Ciara's PSA on YouTube.com.


2nd Annual Staples/Do Something 101 national school supply drive event

Grammy® Winning singer-songwriter Ciara shared the spotlight with youth volunteers on August 4 in a national effort to empower teens to give back to the community. Ciara, joined by Chaske Spencer of Twilight and singer Leah Renee, worked side-by-side with volunteers during the 2nd Annual Staples/Do Something 101 national school supply drive event at The Children's Aid Society Dunlevy Milbank Boys & Girls Club in New York. The group filled 5,000 bags with notebooks, calculators, binders and other back-to-school essentials, which will be donated to local students in need in time for the upcoming school year.

Ciara with kids
Ciara with bags
Ciara holding bags

About Staples
Staples, the world's largest office products company, is committed to making it easy for customers to buy a wide range of office products, including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services. With 2008 sales of $23 billion and 91,000 associates worldwide, Staples serves businesses of all sizes and consumers in 27 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. In July 2008, Staples acquired Corporate Express, one of the world's leading suppliers of office products to businesses and institutions. Staples invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.

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