The Boys & Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region has been awarded $1,000 by Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc.! The grant is part of a new philanthropic initiative created by Staples Foundation which allows Staples associates around the world to direct funding to non-profit organizations that are focused on education or job skills.
In 2012, U.S. associates directed more than $1.4 million of Staples Foundation grants to 434 local non-profit organizations. The new program, called 2 Million & Change, will award additional funds to organizations around the world, reaching more than $2 million in grants for the year.
“Staples Foundation is committed to making a positive impact in the communities where our associates live and work,” said Katy Dobbs, director of global community relations for Staples, Inc. “Through our new program, we are pleased to support our associates and the local non-profit organizations that matter to them most.”
On behalf of the Boys & Girls Club and the youth we serve we would like to say a big thanks to Brandie Damien a local Staples associate and the Staples Foundation in supporting academics through Power Hour, an after school homework help program that takes place at each of our Traditional Clubs and Kids Club 360 sites. For more information, visit http://www.staplesfoundation.org/
Posted on 1/7/2013 at 1:00:00 PM