Staples are teaming up with actress and screenwriter, Nikki Reed
, for the 3rd
Annual National Staples/Do Something 101 School Supply Drive
star of this summer’s upcoming blockbuster film Twilight: Eclipse, is
encouraging teens to make a difference this summer by collecting school supplies
dropping them off at their local Staples store from July 4
through September 18
customers will be able to get involved by donating $1 at any Staples
store, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting local students in
need. Each Staples store will be matched to a local educational
not-for-profit organization serving local youth, and DoSomething.org and
Staples will ensure that all the donations get to these partners just
in time for the new school year.
During the first two
Do Something 101 school supply drives, Staples and DoSomething.org, with
the help from celebrity supporters Jordin Sparks
and Ciara, raised more than
$750,000. To build on this success and help kick off the 2010 campaign,
Nikki is starring in a public
(PSA) that will air on television and radio stations
nationwide, starting in July. Staples will also donate more than
$125,000 worth of school supplies to the program.
who want to get involved can go to www.DoSomething101.org
for ideas on
how to run local school supply drives and to sign up for an action kit.
Whether holding a school supply drive at summer camp
, during a summer sports league
at a neighborhood block party, DoSomething.org and Staples offer tips,
resources, and flyers for how to get started and make the most of every
To further demonstrate support for
DoSomething.org, new for 2010, Staples is launching a line of
DoSomething.org-inspired products that students can use to keep
organized and learn about important issues impacting their communities.
These products will be available at Staples retail stores by July 4 and
will direct students to www.dosomething101.org/staples,
dedicated microsite with additional information and suggestions to help
students take action in their communities.