Staples Canada steps up for children and raises $268,571 during Back-to-School campaign
Boucherville– October 14th, 2022
As the Back-to-School season is ending and students are back in the classroom, Staples Canada just finished its annual fundraiser. Thanks to the dedication of their associates and customers, Staples raised $268,571 to help maintain breakfast programs from coast to coast.
“Thanks to partners like Staples/Bureau en Gros, Breakfast Club of Canada makes it possible for children to start their school day with an equal chance.” highlights Tommy Kulczyk President & CEO of Breakfast Club of Canada. “Education and health, especially for children, are core values for Staples/Bureau en Gros and this fundraising campaign is a strong asset in the Club’s mission to bring awareness about student nutrition, especially when we know that learning is easier on a full stomach ”
With inflation currently at a multi-decade high, the cost of food, transportation and living are rising, and Breakfast Club of Canada will struggle to maintain its support to existing school nutrition programs this year.
All managers and associates in the participating Staples Canada and Bureau en Gros stores across Quebec and the Atlantic provinces joined forces to contribute to the campaign. From August 7th to September 11th, they encouraged customers to donate by bringing awareness with one goal in mind: breakfast for every child, every day.
“At Staples, we believe that the back-to-school season should be a time of excitement and wonder. However, we know that this is not the case for all parents, teachers, and students as they struggle to provide children with the resources to help support a successful school year,” said Wanda Walkden, Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer, Staples Canada. “As Canada’s Back to School Destination, the School Supply Drive, which just wrapped up another successful fundraising campaign, allowed our stores to team up with charitable partners, like Breakfast Clubs of Canada, helping make a sizable, tangible impact in the Quebec and Atlantic Canada markets supporting communities where we live and work, empowering learning and growth for the year ahead.”
To find out more on how to donate to Breakfast Club of Canada’s back-to-school efforts, visit https://www.breakfastclubcanada.org/bts2022/
About Breakfast Club of Canada
Since 1994, Breakfast Club of Canada has been working with partners from all sectors to help children access a nutritious breakfast and reach their full potential. Accredited by Imagine Canada for its effective governance and recognized by Aliments du Québec for its promotion of local food products, the Club helps reach more than 580 000 children in over 3,500 programs in academic and community settings across the country. The ultimate goal: breakfast for every child, every day. To learn more, visit breakfastclubcanada.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
About Staples Canada
Staples Canada is The Working and Learning Company. With a focus on community, inspiration and services, the privately-owned company is committed to being a dynamic, inspiring partner to customers who visit its over 300 locations and staples.ca. The company has two brands that support business customers, Staples Preferred for small businesses and Staples Professional for medium to large-sized enterprises, as well as five co-working facilities in Toronto, Kelowna, Oakville and Ottawa under the banner Staples Studio. Staples Canada is a proud partner of MAP through its Even the Odds campaign, which aims to tackle inequities in communities across Canada and helps make a future that’s fair for everyone. Visit staples.ca for more information or get social with @StaplesCanada on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
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For more information and to schedule interviews with Breakfast Club of Canada spokespeople, please contact:
Media Relations, Breakfast Club of Canada
Pamela Kennedy (She/Her)
Manager, PR and Communications, Staples Canada
Phone: (905) 737-1147 ext. 578