Community

When it comes to giving back to the community, we’re all in. At Staples, our associates are passionate about getting personally involved in community efforts, and they’re always looking for more ways to reach out.

Giving back

Associates around the world dedicate their time and resources to community service, community events, mentoring, fundraising and much more.

  • BACKPACK-A-THON

    Staples’ associates helped pack 20,000 backpacks for Massachusetts kids in need through Cradles to Crayons.

  • STAPLES HEART WALK

    Staples’ associates across 62 locations walked and raised money for the American Heart Association.

United Way Day of Action

Over 500 associates across 13 locations decorated and assembled 1,000 literacy kits for young children with limited access to books.

Inner City Scholarship Fund

650 associates participated in a 5K run as well as a silent auction to raise funds to support scholarships for inner city youth.

Boys & Girls Clubs Book Drive

Staples’ associates across 50 U.S. based locations collected nearly 9,000 books for their local Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Cradles to Crayons Backpack-A-Thon

1,200 Staples’ associates volunteered to stuff 20,000 backpacks with school supplies for disadvantaged kids.

American Diabetes Association Spin-A-Thon

More than 300 Staples’ associates and their families participated in the North Shore Tour de Cure and Spin-a-Thon event to raise funds for the American Diabetes Association. Over $100,000 has been raised in the past two years.

Staples Heart Walk

Over 2,600 Staples’ associates across 62 North American locations walked and raised $65,000 for the American Heart Association.

Helping associates in need

Staples Share Fund has helped more than 1,600 associates in need with over $1.7 million in grants, funded by associate donations.

Learn more about Staples Share Fund

Restoring after Louisiana flooding

After catastrophic flooding in Louisiana, Staples provided more than 575 children and 50 teachers with school supplies and technology at affected schools in East Baton Rouge, Livingston and Ascension Parishes, and set up a temporary learning space in the River Center Mega Shelter.

Overcoming damage by Hurricane Matthew

Staples’ associate, Jane, was trapped in her home with her children for over a week due to the flooding by Hurricane Matthew. Her car and home were severely damaged. A coworker applied for assistance on her behalf and a week later, Jane received a grant from the Staples Share Fund to help with food, repairs and damage to her home.