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 7,000 organizations in local communities across 26 countries.
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: