On Thursday, Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) announced that all 133 projects in San Francisco posted on DonorsChoose have received full funding as part of Staples’ $1 million donation.
As previously reported, Staples teamed ups with Lady Gaga to support education and create a positive classroom experience through its Staples for Students program. The new partnership was set to build on the program’s long-standing commitment to supporting education and helping educators along with students. Staples reported that it would be donating $1 million to Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation and $1 million to DonorsChoose. Staples funded the balance of every 133 projects listed on DonorsChoose in San Francisco. With a donation of $100,966, Staples impacted 92 teachers and more than 9,760 students in the community.
Michelle Bottomley, chief marketing officer at Staples, stated:
“We’re so excited to be working with Lady Gaga, DonorsChoose.org and Born This Way Foundation to help U.S. teachers have what they need for a great school year. Staples is a longtime supporter of education and, and we know there’s a burden placed on teachers to ensure that their classrooms are stocked with the materials and activities they need to spark kid’s learning. We are committed to supporting teachers through DonorsChoose.org and encourage others to fund a classroom project this year so teachers and kids go all-out in reaching their full potential or donate in one of our stores.”
Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose, added:
“Staples has been a steadfast supporter of DonorsChoose.org for years, and we’re so thankful for its continued support. Staples’s million-dollar donation to DonorsChoose.org ensures that hundreds of teachers, including many in San Francisco, will be able to bring learning to life for their students.”