You came. You saw. You donated.
Ever since Do Something and Staples kicked off the Do Something 101 campaign with spokesperson Jordin Sparks’ public service announcement appearing everywhere from Channel One to Z100’s Zootopia (not to mention a print version in celebrity bible People magazine), the school supplies for less privileged students have been pouring in.
Right now, Staples is tallying the numbers of backpacks stuffed with donated notebooks, pens, paper, and more – along with the amount that was raised by the $2 donations that customers made at their registers. In the meantime, on behalf of Do Something, CGG would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who participated, and take a look back at the August celebrity event at Staples Center that resulted in a humongous pile of book bags that took up nearly the entire lobby!
Among the stars who worked side-by-side with the student volunteers: High School Musical 1, 2 and 3 star KayCee Stroh, Flight 29 Down’s Lauren Storm, American Idol finalist Jon Peter Lewis, the guys from Varsity Fanclub, actress Alexandra Krosney, Los Angeles King hockey player Dustin Brown, Tyler Stokes, and Michael Peterson.
KayCee psyched up the crowd by leaping off the stage for an impromptu “pop and lock” session, while Idol star Jon Peter asked for wannabe singers to approach the stage. In the end, only one brave girl decided to exercise her vocal chords – with a note-perfect version of our national anthem. But she was handsomely rewarded when, not long after, the teen was ushered away to meet spokesperson Jordin, who stopped by as a surprise guest. Even though her the first gig of her first headlining tour ever was hours away, Jordin made a special Staples Center pit stop just to tell the several hundred kids on hand how grateful she was for their service to their community.
Staples District Manager Matt Navarro echoed Jordin’s message of thanks, adding: "The August 7th Do Something 101 Volunteer event was a huge success with celebrities and teens helping to make a difference in Los Angeles by stuffing 5,000 bags full of school supplies for students who need them the most.”
Did you participate in the Do Something 101 campaign? Tell us where and how right here, after the jump!