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  • 8/26/08 8:00 am EDT

    Competition Will Recognize Entrepreneurial Youth Creating Positive
    Change in Communities throughout the World

    ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a joint effort to recognize young people making a positive impact on society, Ashoka, the world’s community of leading social entrepreneurs, today announced the launch of the Staples “Youth Social Entrepreneur” Competition. The online competition, created on Ashoka’s “” platform, asks young people within the Ashoka global network to explain how they are leading positive change and planning on makingmore...
  • 8/7/08 10:56 pm EDT

    Volunteers Prepare Thousands of School Bags for Students in Need and
    Remind Teens Nationwide That Back-To-School Is a Time to Make a

    LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Jordin Sparks demonstrated an easy way for every teen to be an American Idol – with no singing skills required. Sparks joined hundreds of teen volunteers gathered at the Staples Center in support of Do Something 101, a campaign to collect school supplies for students in need, created by and Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS). “This summer, Do Something teens rallied to bring tens of thousands ofmore...
  • 7/22/08 8:00 am EDT

    Easy Button Delivers Affordable Solutions for Back-to-school Shopping

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the world's largest office products company and a top retail destination for back to school, is launching its back-to-school advertising and marketing campaign by empathizing with the economic anxieties of the American shopper. Staples can't do anything about rising gas prices, but the Staples Easy Button eases back-to-school shopping with great prices on a wide assortment of products. (Photo: Business Wiremore...
  • 7/14/08 8:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Foundation for Learning, a private foundation created by Staples, Inc., (NASDAQ: SPLS) announced today it has awarded 36 grants totaling $328,825 to non-profit organizations dedicated to serving youth throughout the country. These organizations were selected for their commitment to providing educational and job skills programs that help at-risk youth develop the skills necessary to become responsible adults and community leadersmore...
  • 6/9/08 3:04 pm EDT

    Dwyane Wade Joins More Than 500 Pompano Beach Residents in Public

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) and NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade, along with more than 500 Pompano Beach residents, today celebrated this year’s winner of the Staples Dream Park Challenge – Mitchell/Moore Park of Pompano Beach. Wade joined City of Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher and Commissioners Rex Hardin, George Brummer, Charlotte Burrie and Barry Dockswell at Mitchell/Moore Park to award the community with the grand-prize award of $25,000 for parkmore...
  • 11/19/07 10:20 am EST
    ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ashoka, a global organization with a 26-year history and network of more than 1,800 social entrepreneurs serving 70 countries, today announced it has successfully launched its Youth Venture program in Belgium and Canada. Youth Venture is an initiative that is investing in and catalyzing a movement of young changemakers. Its entrance into these two countries is made possible through Staples Foundation for Learning (SFFL), a private foundationmore...
  • 8/15/07 12:00 pm EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As part of its Rock Your Locker back-to-school campaign, Staples, Inc. (NYSE: SPLS) conducted an online poll and found teens had a lot to say about what supplies they want as they return to school in the next few weeks, and about how they plan to use those tools. -- Getting An Early Start: More than 80 percent of teens usually do their back-to-school supply shopping before school starts, and two-more...
  • 8/7/07 1:30 pm EDT

    Event Spotlights Organization and Style While Benefiting Boys & Girls
    Clubs of America

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Flash bulbs met flash drives, the runway met the ruler and school met style at Staples, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: SPLS) first-ever back-to-school supplies fashion show at the Helen Mills Studio today in New York City. Hosted by actress, Dancing with the Stars alum and fashionable mom, Lisa Rinna, the event featured Staples’ wide selection of back-to-school products – including organizational tools, hip new technology and an unparalleled selectionmore...
  • 8/3/07 2:16 pm EDT
    Nueva York, NY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--El concejal de la ciudad de Nueva York, Robert Jackson, junto con Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) y la organización Friends of Lead Free Children (Amigos para niños libres de plomo) anunciaron hoy un programa conjunto para ofrecer alivio humanitario para los niños que viven en el municipio de Haina, Paraíso de Dios, República Dominicana. El concejal Jackson y representantes de Staples y Friends of Lead Free Children están viajando a Haina paramore...
  • 8/3/07 8:00 am EDT
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New York City Council Member Robert Jackson, along with Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) and Friends of Lead Free Children announced today a joint program to provide humanitarian relief to children living in the village of Haina, Paraiso de Dios, Dominican Republic. Council Member Jackson and representatives from Staples and Friends of Lead Free Children are traveling to Haina to bring educational supplies and food to ensure local children have themore...

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