Calling all Sault & District residents. Head over to STAPLES on Thursday September 10th, 2015 between 11 – 3 pm and support The Kiwanis Club of Lakeshore’s BBQ, in partnership with STAPLES Back to School Supply Campaign. “The School Supply Drive is one of our most cherished campaigns, as we try to be the leading organization in helping tomorrow’s future,” says STAPLES Canada President, Steve Matyas. “To give to a charitable organization is very rewarding, but to be able to give to the vast amount of charities serviced by the School Supply Drive is that much more special.” adding “Whether it’s a monetary donation or a school supply, we will be very grateful to receive all donations,” says Matyas.
The Kiwanis Club of Lakeshore ‘Back to School Supplies Drive’, in partnership with STAPLES, is an annual event that works to support local students struggling to fill their back-packs with the school supplies required by schools.
“Over and above the BBQ, Club volunteers are also inside the store, working with cashiers, helping to move people through the lines, and gather donated school supplies.” shared Bonnie Marcil, Kiwanis Club of Lakeshore member and volunteer extraordinaire.
“Once STAPLES has gathered all the donations collected from within the store through customer donations, STAPES in turn, will purchase school supplies to match the donations collected through their customers.” said Bonnie.
“The School Boards determine where the supplies go, ultimately based on students they have identified as being in need of support.”
“STAPLES lets us know when everything is ready to go.” said Bonnie. “They (Staples) package everything up, and load it onto a truck. Kiwanis Club of Lakeshore then contacts the Algoma District School Board, and Huron Superior Catholic District School Board to make arrangements for distribution.” Wow.. How great is that?
Make a luncheon date to be at the third and final Kiwanis BBQ at STAPLES on Great Northern Rd. this Thursday, Sept.10th. 11 – 3. A menu of delicious and affordable BBQ items is offered, as well as some baking.
Donations of school supplies as well as monetary donations are gratefully accepted until Thursday Sept.10th at Staples. A Collection Box for school supplies is located inside the STAPLES store.