- Company: Staples
- Cause: Education, Mental Wellness, Positive Environments, Community
- Organizations – US: Born This Way Foundation, DonorsChoose.org
- Organizations – Canada: Local Schools and Organizations by store location
- Year: 2017
As Staples is a major sponsor of Lady Gaga’s latest tour in the US, they partnered together along with other organizations to donate $2 million on the mission to create positive classroom experiences.
Back in late June, Lady Gaga surprised a classroom of middle school students in LA to promote the cause of supporting education and positivity in this latest campaign.
In the US, there were many opportunities to choose which schools to support with Staples and Lady Gaga’s foundation, in-hand with contests to enter to win a scholarship. Continuing forward, the Born This Way Foundation along with founder Lady Gaga will be going world-wide to spread kindness everywhere through The Channel Kindness tour.
In Canada, Lady Gaga lends her image and support for a parallel back-to-school campaign. The “Staples School Supply Drive” campaign is a way for Canadians to donate online or in-store to support various local educational organizations.
Online, there is a list of partnerships between charities and organizations that a specific store location supports. Using the Store Locator, I found the following local stores (as of August 10th, 2017) in BC that support the following charities and organizations:
- Store 45 on Ackroyd Road in Richmond supports Richmond School District 38
- Store 64 on Tolmie Avenue in Victoria, supports Craigflower Elementary School, George Jay Elementary School, and Quadra Elementary School
- Store 100 (on 15th Avenue in Prince George), Store 126 (on Highway 97 in Kelowna), Store 249 (on Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay) support the Salvation Army
- Store 116 on Island Highway in Nanaimo supports the Nanaimo Ladysmith Schools Foundation
- Store 130 on Island Highway in Campbell River supports schools in Campbell River District 72
- Store 168 on 152nd Street in South Surrey supports the Surrey School Board
- Store 237 on Vedder Road in Sardis supports School District 33 Chilliwack
- Store 279 on Greig Avenue in Terrace supports Coast Mountain School District 82
- Store 309 on Newman Road in Quesnel supports their local school district
- Store 326 on Marine Way in Burnaby supports school districts in New Westminster and Burnaby
- Store 428 on Grandview Highway in Vancouver,supports Thunderbird Elementary School
Learn more about the school supply drive at Staples.ca.