We have all come to recognize Staples® as the place to go to make things ‘easy’. Office supplies, back to school gear, printing materials, we’re running through those red sliding doors on a regular basis to make our lives run a little smoother.
Nation wide however, Staples® is there for us in more ways than just a friendly smile and a good price on sticky notes. Staples® has made a commitment to making a difference for their customers, for their associates and for the planet.
That’s where ‘Staples® Soul’ comes in. On several designated days throughout the year, Staples® employees give back to their communities by volunteering at a number of different charities and organizations.
“We just want to give back,” says Lesley Duffney, Sales Manager Business Development at Staples®. “We are a large, fortunate company and we want to give back to those companies that support us. We want to support them as well.”
On Thursday, June 13, 2013, several Staples® employees dressed in black T shirts with the phrase: Community Matters proudly displayed across the chest, made their way to the Crashbeds section of Community Mental Health Programs. With towels and window cleaner in hand they went to work brightening an otherwise dreary place. “I worked downstairs in the kitchen [several years ago],” says Jaysene Palmer, Business Development Manager at Staples®. “It was a great experience,” he recalls. Palmer explains that those same experiences brought CMHP and the Men’s Mission & Rehabilitation Centre to the forefront when choosing a charity to support. “When I thought of doing an event, this is the first place that came to me,” he says.
Mission Services of London extends sincere thanks and gratitude to the employees of Staples® for this endeavour. We are immeasurably thankful to all our volunteers who help us continue to provide the services that make such a difference.
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