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Statewide Public Awareness and Mentor Recruitment Campaign to Kick Off During National Mentoring Month - January 2012

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) today announced it will work with Staples, Inc., (Nasdaq: SPLS) the world's largest office products company, for the third consecutive year to support a statewide public awareness and mentor recruitment campaign. Staples is donating $25,000 to MMP to build awareness and recruit caring adult mentors for approximately 3,000 Massachusetts youth. The campaign will kick off on Jan. 1, 2012 in celebration of National Mentoring Month (NMM) and will feature online and print advertisements running statewide through January. NMM is an annual national campaign aimed at raising public awareness and recruiting mentors throughout the country.
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More than 100 Organizations Receive Funding to Support Programs Focused on Youth Development in 2011

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Foundation, a private foundation created by Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), announced today it has awarded more than $2.5 million in grants to 112 non-profit organizations serving at-risk youth throughout the country. Staples Foundation selected these organizations for their commitment to providing youth with the skills and resources needed to become responsible and caring citizens.
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Founder of Solar Technology Venture Honored at Techonomy and Awarded "Around the World Learning Tour"

ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ashoka, the world's community of leading social entrepreneurs, and Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), announced today Eden Full, founder of Roseicollis Technologies, a social enterprise designed to implement unique technologies in developing and emerging markets, as the grand-prize winner of the 2011 Staples/Ashoka Youth Social Entrepreneur (YSE) Competition. The global competition highlights youth-led organizations using innovation and technology to address social issues affecting their communities, and is part of Ashoka's Youth Venture®, an initiative that identifies and fosters young entrepreneurs all over the world who are creating positive change.
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Twenty years after the original UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, a new generation of youth is speaking up about global environmental issues.

AMSTERDAM (21 OCTOBER, 2011) - Twenty years after the original UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, a new generation of youth is speaking up about global environmental issues. Youth, educators and NGOs from across Amsterdam met today to form recommendations for the 2012 Rio+20 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. This event was one in a series of environmental forums organized by Tread Lightly, an environmental education and engagement initiative from TakingITGlobal and Staples Foundation. It capped off the series of forums that took place across Europe throughout October; in Oslo, London, Milan and Paris.
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A Resource for Inner City Entrepreneurs

Leveraging Anchor Institutions to Grow Inner City Businesses. A Resource for Inner City Entrepreneurs.
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