Duxbury Education Foundation Chosen by Staples Associate to Receive $1500 Grant
DEF Nominated by Local Associate to Receive Staples Foundation Grant
Duxbury, MA, May 2017 – Duxbury Education Foundation has been awarded $1,500 by Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc., through a program called 2 Million & Change that allows Staples associates around the globe to direct more than $2 million in donations each year.
Katie Kane, President of the DEF expressed her gratitude for the grant. “We are grateful to the Staples Foundation for their generous support and their continued commitment the DEF. These funds are critical to our mission of enriching the Duxbury public school system with grants that inspire innovation, creativity, and leadership.”
Created in 2012, the 2 Million & Change program is a philanthropic initiative which allows Staples associates around the world to direct funding to non-profit organizations focused on academic education or job skills. The program encourages local community engagement by awarding larger grants to organizations where associates are highly engaged in volunteering or fundraising – up to $25,000 per organization.
In 2016, Staples awarded more than $2.3 million in grants to 1,000 local organizations in support of education and job skills programs, including job readiness for homeless individuals, career exploration for high school students, academic scholarships, mentoring and more.
“Staples is committed to giving back to the causes our associates are passionate about,” said Regis Mulot, chief human resources officer, Staples, Inc. “The 2 Million & Change program helps associates make an even greater impact on the organizations they support in their local communities.”
The Duxbury Education Foundation (“DEF”) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1989 to raise funds for educational, scientific and charitable purposes to be used for programs benefitting the students, teachers and staff of the Duxbury public school system.
About Staples Community and Giving
Staples contributes to educational and job-related community efforts with a primary focus on disadvantaged youth, from literacy and mentoring to career skills development, through in-kind and monetary donations and grants from Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc. Through its community and giving efforts, Staples has helped thousands of organizations around the world. For more information, visit www.staples.com/community.