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August 3, 2013 permalink

Staples in London Ontario is supporting children's aid. Customers can make cash donations or purchase back-to-school kits. The article is unclear about the kits, but best guess is when a customer buys a kit it is sent to CAS for a foster child. We can say nothing about the fate of donated cash, but in the past CAS has sold donated items to foster children for cash. London area customers wishing to support intact families can buy their supplies at Walmart.



Staples launches back to school campaign for children and youth

Each year, there are thousands of children and youth whose parents are unable to provide the essential supplies they require for returning to school in September.

Staples, through a partnership with the Children’s Aid Society of London and Middlesex and the Thames Valley District School Board Foundation, announced that as of Sunday (July 14) customers can now purchase back to school kits or make cash donations of any amount to make a difference for children and youth in the community.

Kits will be available at all Staples locations in London. Customers and local residents are encouraged to support this campaign and make the return to school an enjoyable day for all students.

“Back to school is an exciting time for children, and we want to ensure they have the resources in hand for a successful school year,” said Elizabeth Almeida, co-ordinator of development for the Children’s Aid Society.

Rob Jamieson, general manager of the Staples Richmond Street location added, “By purchasing a back to school kit for a child or youth in need, Staples customers can enable them to feel included, and not at a disadvantage relative to their classmates.”

On Saturday, Aug. 24, the Staples store at 1737 Richmond St. N. will host a barbecue fundraiser, with the proceeds going to purchase back to school kits.

“Thank you to Staples and the London community for supporting this initiative in the past,” Almeida said, “and we look forward to another successful Back to School Campaign for our children and youth this year.”

Source: Metroland/London Community News