Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) gave $1 million as a donation to every Boston and Metro west project posted on DonorsChoose.org. The charity org has positively impacted on the lives of more than 18 million U.S. students with its funding of more than 700,000 classroom projects. Besides the 96 schools that will benefit from the ‘Staples for Students campaign’ that is being spearheaded by Staples and Katy Perry, more than 255 teachers will also have a lot to reap.
Perry has confessed of having come across teachers who are in desperate need of support and more so of simple classroom tools. Close to 99.5% more often than not are forced to go back to their pockets to equip the classrooms with learning materials which should be rather available whenever required. According to Frank P. Bifulco, Jr., executive vice president global marketing for Staples, teachers spend an close to $400 per year from their pockets in support of their classrooms.
Kate Perry and Staples Rally up awareness to help teachers
The two teamed up in 2014 and to date, they both pride in being able to alleviate pressure and desperation in teaching staff. Perry acknowledges that education is the foundation for a great life. Hence teachers must be given the right environment to be able to provide students with the right opportunity to seize their dreams.
But apart from providing support to teachers and students, Stables and Perry are also carrying out a public awareness that will increase the visibility of the need to support teachers. Charles Best, the founder of DonorsChoose.org, says that “Staples’ million dollar donation will give a boost to the country’s education sector.
In helping to raise awareness to support teachers, Staples is asking for a $1 donation either in store or through its online platform www.StaplesForStudents.com. Every donation will attract a gift of a free exclusive Katy Perry pencil. The $1 donation will be triggered by the use of Staples for Students Snapchat Geofilter which will be available for use in the Staples stores. Apparently, Perry and Staples seems determined to positively contribute to fulfilling experience both for teachers and students.