Staples awards $1,000 to CIS Rowan

Has been awarded $1,000 by Staples Foundation

Published Monday, January 19, 2015

The private charitable arm of Staples, Inc., under a program that lets Staples associates direct donations.

“We are thrilled to be receiving this funding from Staples Foundation. The $1,000 will be split between the five schools we currently operate in. This certainly gets us closer to the $130,000 needed each year to maintain staff at each of our five school sites. The funding will be used to support our mission; to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. We appreciate the support our local Staples store and associates give us on a regular basis and I would like to also thank Al Madsen, Staples District Manager for his special attention to our funding request this year.” Stated Vicky Slusser, Executive Director of CIS Rowan County.

The grants are part of a philanthropic initiative created by Staples Foundation which allows Staples associates around the world to direct funding to non-profit organizations that are focused on education or job skills. The program encourages local community engagement by awarding larger grants to organizations where associates are highly engaged in volunteering or fundraising – up to $25,000 per organization.
The program, called 2 Million and Change, awards funds to organizations around the world, reaching more than $2 million in grants by the end of the year. In 2013, associates globally directed more than $2.5 million of Staples Foundation grants to over 1,000 non-profit organizations.

“Staples Foundation is committed to making a positive impact in the communities where our associates live and work,” said Katy Dobbs, director of global community and giving for Staples, Inc. “Through our program, we are pleased to support our associates and the local non-profit organizations that matter to them most.”

Communities In Schools of Rowan County is a Rowan County United Way agency and also receives funding and support from the Rowan Salisbury School System, The City of Salisbury, The Margaret C. Woodson Foundation, First Presbyterian Church, The Blanche and Julian Robertson Family Foundation, The Salisbury Community Foundation, CISNC, CIS National and many local businesses and citizens of Rowan County. For more information about CIS Rowan visit us on theweb  or email us.

About Staples Community and Giving

Staples is dedicated to providing education and job skills opportunities in communities where our customers and associates live and work with a primary focus on support disadvantaged youth, from literacy and mentoring to career skills development initiatives. Staples supports these causes through corporate contributions, in-kind donations and grants from Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc. Through its global community and giving efforts, Staples has helped more than 6,500 organizations in local communities across 26 countries. Community and Giving is also an integral component of Staples Soul, which recognizes the connection between long-term business success and the impact Staples has on associates, communities and the planet. For more information, visit Staples site.