Staples Surpasses Chicago Teachers With Over $400,000 For Classroom Projects on DonorsChoose

On Thursday, Staples announced 890 teacher projects on DonorsChoose in the Chicago area will receive full funding as part of its $1 million donations.The office supply chain revealed that with a donation of more than $400,000 to support Chicago classrooms, Staples impacted 612 teachers and more than 85,000 students in the community.

The news of Staples’ Chicago donation comes just two weeks after the company announced all 133 school projects in San Francisco received full funding. 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.

At the time, Michelle Bottomley, chief marketing officer at Staples, stated:

“We’re so excited to be working with Lady Gaga, DonorsChoose 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 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 for years, and we’re so thankful for its continued support. Staples’s million-dollar donation to DonorsChoose ensures that hundreds of teachers, including many in San Francisco, will be able to bring learning to life for their students.”

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