Staples Associates Help Donate $275,000 to Charities

Staples' employees make a difference 
TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Staples, the world's largest office products 
company and second largest internet retailer, today announced that it is 
donating $275,000 to five Canadian charities as part of the company's global 
commitment to making a difference. The grants are funded by the Staples 
Foundation, the company's private charitable arm and are a part of Staples' 
new 2 Million & Change program, which gives Staples associates around the 
world the opportunity to help choose organizations to receive funding. 
The top grant of $100,000 is going to Breakfast for Learning, a non-profit 
organization dedicated to child nutrition programs in Canada. "The generosity 
of The Staples Foundation will help Breakfast for Learning give 5,000 hungry 
children close to 77,000 nourishing meals, delivered in school breakfast, 
lunch and snack programs across Canada," said Wendy Wong, president and CEO of 
Breakfast for Learning. "We thank Staples for helping Canadian children 
improve their ability to learn, giving them the best chance of success in 
life." 
Additional top grant recipients are: Kids Help Phone at $75,000, Salvation 
Army at $50,000, WWF Canada at $25,000, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada 
at $15,000. 
"Community and employee engagement is deeply embedded in our company culture, 
and we're delighted with how our employees have responded to this exciting 
approach to corporate giving," said Steve Matyas, president of Staples Canada. 
"Together, we are dedicated to supporting worthy charities that are working 
tirelessly to make a difference." 
Canadian associates voted for the charities to receive funding under the new 2 
Million & Change program. 
"We feel it's vital to support deserving organizations across the globe. Our 
new 2 Million & Change program builds on our commitment to make a difference 
and offers our associates a voice in how we achieve this," said Mike Zahra, 
president of Staples Advantage. 
2 Million & Change is just one example of Staples' commitment to the 
communities in which the company's employees live and work, and is part of its 
overall approach to corporate social responsibility. 
To learn more about the Staples Foundation, visit www.staplesfoundation.org. 
About StaplesCanada
Staples, Canada's largest office products company is committed to providing 
Canadians with a wide choice of office services and products. Serving all 
types of business - from the small home office to large enterprise - Staples 
makes it easy for customers to operate their offices efficiently and 
affordably by offering an extensive selection of office supplies, technology, 
electronics and office furniture as well as business services, including 
computer repair and maintenance, and copy and print services. Operating as 
Bureau en GrosMC in the province ofQuebecand Staples Canadain all other 
provinces, the company employs over 15,000 associates at 330+ stores and at 
their head office in RichmondHill, Ontario. Ranked as one of Canada's top 
ten Canadian companies in Marketing Magazine's Marketing/Leger 2011 Corporate 
Reputation Survey, Staples/Bureau en Gros is dedicated to offering customers 
the highest level of service, whether they choose to shop in-store, by 
catalogue or online. Staples Canada/Bureau en Gros also is invested in a 
number of corporate giving programs that actively support environmental, 
educational and entrepreneurial initiatives in Canadian communities from coast 
to coast. Visitwww.staples.cafor more information, or visit us on Facebook 
and Twitter. 
About Staples AdvantageCanada
As the business-to-business division of Staples, Staples Advantage works with 
companies of 20 or more employees to develop customized programs with 
dedicated account management and a complete assortment of products and 
services to meet business needs. 
As the leading supplier inCanada, Staples Advantage works with business 
partners to provide office supplies, technology products, facility supplies, 
furniture, and business services. Staples AdvantageCanadais headquartered 
in Mississauga, Ontario, with eight distribution centres acrossCanada. 
Visitwww.staplesadvantage.cafor more information, or follow us 
onFacebookandTwitter. 
Valerie Outmezguine 905.737.1147 x 2426 Valerie.outmezguine@staples.ca 
SOURCE: Staples Canada Inc. 
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