Staples collects and donates $3,000 in school supplies
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.