Frequently Asked Questions

Jul 1 - Sep 15

Donate school supplies at your local Staples store to support kids in need.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • WHAT IS STAPLES FOR STUDENTS?

    Launched by DoSomething.org and Staples, Staples for Students is a national school supply drive that benefits underserved youth. Now in its fifth year, the campaign encourages young people to collect school supplies for their community.

  • WHERE CAN I DROP OFF SUPPLIES?

    You can drop off school supplies at any Staples store throughout the United States from July 1st through September 15th. DoSomething.org and Staples will make sure they get to local students who need them the most.

  • DO THE SUPPLIES HAVE TO BE NEW?

    Yes. Think about school supplies you would want to receive. However, if it is something you bought awhile ago and never used, but is still in good condition, that is acceptable as well.

  • CAN I DONATE MONEY TO THE CAUSE?

    Yes. The main focus of the campaign is on collecting supplies but if you have parents, friends, teachers, etc. who want to get involved, they can participate by donating $1 at any Staples store in the U.S. from July 1st to September 15th.

  • WHERE DO THE SUPPLIES GO AFTER I DONATE THEM TO STAPLES?

    Every Staples store is paired with a local non-profit organization that supports children and education. After July 1st, visit your local Staples store to learn more about your local beneficiary.

  • IS STAPLES DONATING ANY SCHOOL SUPPLIES?

    Absolutely! Staples is generously donating hundrds of thousands of dollars of school supplies to the cause.

  • WHAT IS STAPLES?

    Staples is committed to making it easy for customers to buy a wide range of office products and services. With nearly 100,000 associates worldwide, Staples operates in 25 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia serving businesses of all sizes and consumers. Staples invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and today ranks second worldwide in e-commerce sales. The company is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples is available at www.staples.com/media.

  • WHAT IS DOSOMETHING.ORG?

    DoSomething.org believes young people have the power to make a difference. We leverage communications technologies to enable young people to convert their ideas and energy into positive action. It is our aim to inspire, empower and celebrate a generation of doers: young people who recognize the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done and then take action. Get started at DoSomething.org.

  • I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS, WHOM SHOULD I CONTACT?

    We'd be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact Alyssa Ruderman at DoSomething.org via email at supplies@dosomething.org

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