Staples, Inc. announced on Thursday it is teaming up with mega singer Lady Gaga to support education and create a positive classroom experience through its Staples for Students Program.
According to the office supply retailer, the new partnership will build on its long-standing commitment to support education and help educators along with students. The company reported it will be donating $1 million to Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation and will donate $1 million to DonorsChoose. Speaking about Staples’ partnership with Lady Gaga, Frank Bifulco, chief marketing officer of Staples, commented:
“Teaming up with Lady Gaga, Born This Way Foundation and DonorsChoose.org is an amazing opportunity for the Staples for Students program to support teachers and help create a more positive classroom experience. There’s a correlation between kindness and overall well-being among students, and we hope that together with these perfect partners that we’ll be able to create an environment for students that will help them flourish in school and propel them into their bright futures.”
Lady Gaga also shared:
“Classrooms that are positive and welcoming are classrooms where students can discover their passions and unlock their full potential. I’m excited to work with Staples, DonorsChoose.org and Born This Way Foundation to help teachers and students make their schools more supportive and engaging places. Kindness is one of the most important and most impactful values we can instill in students, and I look forward to working with Staples to foster a positive classroom environment where every student feels safe, heard and empowered.”
Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose, added:
“Staples has been a generous and valued partner of ours for years, and we’re so thankful for its continued support of our mission, which has helped bring learning to life for thousands of teachers and students in classrooms nationwide.”
Lady Gaga and Staples are also collaborating on a Public Service Announcement that will make its debut at the end of June, further emphasizing the need to support teachers and students.
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