Boys & Girls Clubs of America has had a long-standing partnership with Staples and the Staples Foundation. Since 2002, BGCA’s Torch Club program has been supported by a grant from Staples Foundation. During that time, Staples Foundation has committed more than $10 million dollars to the program. Staples also provides incremental support to BGCA through other channels, including in-store promotions and marketing events, such as the sales of their Easy Button, which provided up to $1 million to BGCA. Staples has also partnered with local Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the nation through grant funding, event sponsorships, monetary and in-kind charitable donations and associate volunteers.
About Staples in the CommunityStaples contributes to educational and youth-oriented community efforts, from literacy and mentoring to career skills development, through in-kind and monetary donations and grants from Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc. Through its community relations efforts, Staples and Staples Foundation have helped more than 6,000 organizations in 2,000 communities across 27 countries. Community relations is also an integral component of Staples Soul, which recognizes the connection between long-term business success and the impact Staples has on associates, communities and the planet. For more information, visit www.staples.com/community.
Summer Brain Gain: READ! & "Make Good Reads Happen" contest
Since 2014, Staples and BGCA have teamed up to support the fight against summer learning loss at Boys & Girls Clubs around the country with supporting BGCA’s summer literacy program, Summer Brain Gain: READ!. In addition to Staples support of the program, the partnership launched the "Make Good Reads Happen" contest. The contest provides an opportunity for Club members of all ages to bring their summer reading books to life. Public voting of 2015 contest finalists will start September 14th – October 9th on bgca.org/MakeGoodReadsHappen.
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