|Staples Foundation for Learning Announces New Grant Recipients; Funds Will Improve Learning Opportunities for Youth Across the Country|
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 17, 2003--Staples Foundation for Learning, a private foundation created by Staples, Inc., (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced it is awarding grants to 23 non-profit organizations. Grants through the Foundation are awarded four times per year to organizations that support programs that provide job training or educational opportunities for disadvantaged youth.
"From after-school drama programs to increasing literacy skills for children with developmental disabilities, this quarter's grants support initiatives that will positively impact the lives of disadvantaged youth across the country," said Ron Sargent, president of Staples Foundation for Learning and president and CEO of Staples, Inc. "We are proud that the Staples Foundation for Learning is fostering special educational and career-oriented programs to assist children in realizing their full potential."
This quarter's grant recipients are:
About Staples Foundation for Learning
Launched in August of 2002, Staples Foundation for Learning, Inc. is a private foundation created by Staples Inc. to provide funding to charitable programs that support or provide job training or educational opportunities to all people, with a special emphasis on disadvantaged youth. To date, Staples Foundation for Learning has awarded over $1.2 million dollars in grants to non-profit organizations and is a national sponsor of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. For more information about the foundation or how to apply for a grant, please visit www.staplesfoundation.org.
About Staples, Inc.
Staples, Inc. is an $11.6 billion retailer of office supplies, business services, furniture and technology to consumers and businesses from home-based businesses to Fortune 500 companies in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Portugal. Headquartered outside Boston, Staples invented the office superstore concept and today is the largest operator of office superstores in the world. The company has 58,000 associates serving customers in approximately 1,500 office superstores, mail order catalogs, e-commerce and a contract business. More information about the company is available at http://www.staples.com.
SOURCE: Staples Foundation for Learning