Staples in Glen Cove is hosting a drive through September 15 for school supplies that will go to local youth, according to the .
The company donated $125,000 in supplies this year as part of its Staples for Students program, and is accepting donations at its School Street location, according to a Club press release.
All donatons will go to local students who are most in need, the release stated.
“These resources truly make a significant difference in the lives of our members,” said Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club executive director Melissa Tierney in a statement. “When they start school in September prepared with the necessary tools, they are more likely to succeed academically and have a positive outlook on their future.”
Staples is partnering with the online nonprofit DoSomething.org for the effort, which has raised more than $2 million since 2008, benefiting children across the country.
The campaign encourages teens to visit www.staplesforstudents.org to learn how they can get involved. It recomends these steps:
- Request an Action Kit: Whether it’s summer camp, summer sports leagues, or at neighborhood block parties, students can get tips, resources and flyers on running their own school supply drives in their neighborhoods.
- Text SUPPLIES to 38383: Students will receive more information on how to begin their own school supply drive or find their nearest Staples drop-off location (standard text messaging rates apply).
- Raise Your Hand: Starting July 1, teens can raise a virtual hand to the cause by uploading photos and videos or sharing details through social media. For every “hand” raised, $1 will be donated by Staples (up to $10,000) to the cause.