Sta­ples col­lects and do­nates $3,000 in school sup­plies

Moose Jaw Express.com - - News - Matthew Gourlie

Tony Bren­nan, Sta­ples gen­eral man­ager, left, Shaunda Ariss from Sta­ples, Dave DePape, su­per­in­ten­dent Holy Trin­ity Catholic School Di­vi­sion, Tony Bald­win, direc­tor of ed­u­ca­tion Prairie South School Di­vi­sion and Jim Turner and Chino Lorente from Sta­ples stand be­hind the $3,000 worth of school sup­plies do­nated lo­cally for this school year at Sta­ples.

For the past 14 years, Sta­ples in Moose Jaw has col­lected and do­nated school sup­plies for stu­dents in Moose Jaw. This year, $3,000 worth of sup­plies have been col­lected by Sta­ples and will be di­vided between the Holy Trin­ity Catholic School Di­vi­sion and the Prairie South School Di­vi­sion.

“This do­na­tion is a re­flec­tion of the gen­eros­ity of the peo­ple in the city of Moose Jaw,” said Tony Bren­nan, Sta­ples gen­eral man­ager. “They opened their hearts to give chil­dren the school sup­plies they need to be sure they get a re­ally good start on their ed­u­ca­tion. Moose Jaw is called the Friendly City and ev­ery year this is a great ex­am­ple of that.” Dave DePape, su­per­in­ten­dent Holy Trin­ity Catholic School Di­vi­sion and Tony Bald­win, direc­tor of ed­u­ca­tion Prairie South School Di­vi­sion, were both on hand to ac­cept the do­na­tion. The sup­plies are given to each school di­vi­sion who then for­ward them on to the schools who then dis­trib­ute them to the stu­dents.

“There’s a lot of ex­cite­ment farm­ing it out to the kids,” said Bren­nan. There are no big-ticket items. In­stead Sta­ples tries to pro­vide some of the uni­ver­sal ba­sics that are on most school’s sup­ply list.

“Three thou­sand dol­lars buys a lot of pen­cils and pens. The money goes a long way,” Bren­nan said.

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