Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Staples for Education and The City of Calgary and Calgary Community Agencies supply 2,547 backpacks to children in need


Over 2,500 children in need are going to school with new backbacks filled with school supplies thanks to donations through the Staples for Education program.

"We would like to acknowledge and thank all the people who generously donated to and supported our annual ‘Staples For Education’ fund raising efforts,” said Saxon Wong, District Manager, Staples.  “With the assistance of The City of Calgary, the many Community Agencies and our associates in the 10 City of Calgary Staples retail locations, we were able to ensure that 2,547 children start the school year off with the right tools."

The right school supplies make a big difference in the learning and development of children.

The Staples for Education program, provides backpacks filled with school supplies to children from low income families that have expressed a need and registered through a supported community agency.

The City of Calgary, Staples and various Calgary Community Agencies joined forces over the summer to ensure families who couldn’t afford to buy school supplies for their children did not go without.

The Staples for Education program has made a significant difference in the lives of children. This year, the program raised $90,261 and filled 2,547 backpacks.

For more information, please visit calgary.ca/staplesforeducation.

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