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Imagine being told you are just going to be talking about something that is very important and dear to your heart. Then, imagine someone telling you that not only are you getting it, but your entire community will benefit too! That is exactly what happened when Genein Letford, a teacher at New Academy Elementary School was asked to come onto KCAL-TV and talk about DonorsChoose.org. Little did she know that Staples was not only surprising her by funding her project, but to tell her that all DonorsChoose.org music and arts projects, college and career prep projects, and middle school and high school literacy projects in Los Angeles were being funded by Staples!
I love hearing about the good Staples is doing to make sure students receive the best education possible and that they are doing it by supporting teachers.
Staples announced that all music and arts projects, all college and career prep projects and all middle school and high school literacy projects posted on DonorsChoose.org in Los Angeles received full funding as part of Staples’ $1 million donation to DonorsChoose.org, a charity that has funded more than 700,000 classroom projects for teachers and has positively affected more than 18 million U.S. students. As part of the Staples for Students program, Staples and Katy Perry continue to help teachers across the country this back-to-school season. With a donation of $131,447, Staples helped 121 teachers make more happen in local classrooms, impacting more than 15,500 students in the community.
Driven by insight from the Education Market Association that an estimated 99.5 percent of all public school teachers’ use their own money to equip their classrooms, Staples takes great pride in helping to alleviate some of the pressure placed upon teachers.
Donate in Stores or Snap to Help Local Teachers
You can also help secure additional donations for local classrooms by using the Staples for Students Snapchat Geofilter. From today through August 6th, every use of the Geofilter will trigger a $1 donation (up to $5,000) from Staples to be used towards Los Angeles classroom projects on DonorsChoose.org. The Geofilter is available for use in the Staples store in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw shopping plaza (located at 3701 W. Santa Rosalia Driver) and in the surrounding area.
Win a $50,000 Scholarship and Chance to Meet Katy Perry
Katy Perry has been a proud partner of Staples since 2014, and she was excited to partner with them once more to help teachers across the country. Plus, there is a super fun way you can help too which enters you for a chance to meet Katy Perry!
Now through September 10, 2016, fans who spend $25 or more in any Staples store will receive a unique entry code on their receipt to enter the sweepstakes online at www.StaplesForStudents.com.
One grand prize winner will win a $50,000 scholarship plus a trip for two to Los Angeles to meet superstar, Katy Perry. Four first prize winners and one guest each will also win air travel to Los Angeles and accommodations for two nights to meet Katy Perry at the VIP Winners Celebration. Entries must be submitted before September 10, 2016 at 11:59 PM ET. Entrants must be 13 years or older. Visit www.StaplesForStudents.com for official rules.