Staples, Inc. joins forces with global pop music superstar Katy Perry to help teachers bring learning to life for students during the back-to-school season.
Staples is donating $1 million to DonorsChoose.org, a charity that has funded more than 700,000 classroom projects for teachers and has positively affected more than 18 million students across the country.
Driven by a staggering statistic from the Education Market Association that an estimated 99.5% of all public school teachers use their own money to equip their classrooms – frequently at a cost of more than $400 per year – Staples says it is helping alleviate some of the pressure placed upon teachers.
Katy Perry and Staples will also collaborate to create a Public Service Announcement that will debut in June, further increasing visibility around the need to help teachers.
“We’re so thankful for the continued, and incredibly generous, support from Staples and its customers, which has helped bring classroom dreams to life for thousands of teachers and students,” said Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose.org. “We’re also delighted to have Katy Perry lending her voice, calling on the public to help classrooms in need in communities nationwide.”
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Starting June 26, fans will have the opportunity to enter the ‘Staples for Students’ Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $50,000 scholarship.
The grand prize winner – in addition to four lucky first prize winners and one guest each – will also win travel to Los Angeles, where they’ll attend an exclusive VIP Winners Celebration with Katy Perry.
You can visit the site starting June 26 to learn about entry into the sweepstakes and for the rules. Entries must be submitted before September 10, 2016 at 11:59 PM ET and entrants must be 13 years or older.