Staples and Me to We Support Education
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 6, 2015--
This back-to-school shopping season, Staples
Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) is partnering with Me
to We, an innovative social enterprise, to make more happen for
education by supporting their educational partner, Free The Children.
Available exclusively at Staples stores nationwide, each Me to We school
supply purchased at Staples makes an impact that transforms a person’s
life – from clean water to school supplies and health care.
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Me to We Journal (Photo: Business Wire)
“At Staples, customers can purchase the Me to We line of school supplies
and make a positive difference for the millions of children around the
world who face barriers to education and poverty,” said Alison Corcoran,
senior vice president of North American stores and online marketing,
Staples. “Staples has long had a passion for supporting education, and
we are proud to work with Me to We to make more life-changing
The Me to We line of school supplies is made from eco-friendly materials
with unique designs and ranges from backpacks and water bottles to
binders, notebooks, dividers and more. Each product provides a specific
life-changing impact; purchasing a Me to We backpack gives a student
overseas school supplies, a notebook will provide medicine and the
purchase of a water bottle ensures clean water for one week. Each of
these impacts contributes to meaningful, sustainable change through Free
The Children’s development projects, with the ultimate goal of
empowering communities to end the cycle of poverty.
All Me to We products come with an eight-digit code for customers to
track the impact of their individual purchases as part of the Me to We
Track Your Impact initiative online at www.TrackYourImpact.com.
Full list of impacts:
Me to We Core Notebook provides medicine.
Me to We 10.5” Notebook
provides farm seeds.
Me to We Journal provides medicine.
We Composition Book provides medicine.
Me to We Casemade Binder
provides one tree.
Me to We Portfolio provides clean water.
to We Dividers provides school supplies.
Me to We Backpack provides
Me to We Pouch provides clean water.
Me to We
Water bottle provides clean water for one week.
Me to We Rafiki
provides one year of school supplies to one child.
ACCO Brands, a manufacturer and distributor of office products, is a
proud manufacturer of the Me to We products.
For media information, visit: www.staples.com/btspr
For additional product information, visit www.staples.com/metowe
About Me to We
Me to We is an innovative social enterprise that offers socially
conscious products and services, including socially conscious and
environmentally friendly clothes and accessories, as well as
life-changing international volunteer trips, leadership training
programs and materials, an inspirational speakers bureau, and books
which address issues of positive social change. In addition, half of Me
to We’s net profit is donated to Free the Children, while the other half
is reinvested to grow the enterprise and its social mission. Visit www.metowe.com
for more information.
Staples makes it easy to make more happen with more products and more
ways to shop. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery
capabilities, Staples lets customers shop however and whenever they
want, whether it’s in-store, online or on mobile devices. Staples offers
more products than ever, such as technology, facilities and break room
supplies, furniture, safety supplies, medical supplies, and Copy and
Print services. Staples also offers free shipping for Staples Rewards
Members, in most cases overnight. Headquartered outside of Boston,
Staples operates in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and
New Zealand. More information about Staples (SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.
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Source: Staples Inc.
Kristine Houston, 508-253-8468