STAPLES AND BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS PUT KIDS IN CHARGE

STAPLES AND BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS PUT KIDS IN CHARGE

Staples, Inc. donates $6,000 in office supplies to benefit three local Boys & Girls Clubs


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Covina, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–January 27, 2003–Boys & Girls Club members from El Monte, Rosemead and Baldwin Park are getting an opportunity to “call the shots” as they shop for much-needed Club supplies at Staples.

At 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2003, vans from Boys & Girls Club of San Gabriel Valley, Rosemead Boys & Girls Club and East Valley Boys & Girls Club will be greeted by enthusiastic staff at the Covina Staples store, located at 1416 North Asuza Avenue.

The youth, ages 5-18, will split into teams, and fill up shopping carts with office supplies from their club wish list. After they are done shopping, the festivities will commence with a celebration hosted by store staff and gifts for the children.

“Christmas is over, but the presents just keep on coming!” Said Anthony Robles, Executive Director of Rosemead Boys & Girls Club. “We are very grateful to partner with Staples, and these items will help to run programs that make a huge difference in the lives of children.”

Boys & Girls Clubs in Los Angeles County have been serving children for more than 50 years. Los Angeles County Clubs serve over 63,000 youth, offering a variety of guidance-oriented programs in the areas of Education, Health & Life Skills, Character & Leadership Development, Sports & Recreation and The Arts.

Staples, Inc. is an $11 billion retailer of office supplies, business services, furniture and technology to consumers and businesses from home-based businesses to Fortune 500 companies in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Portugal. Headquartered outside Boston, Staples invented the office superstore concept and today is the largest operator of office superstores in the world. The company has approximately 55,000 associates serving customers through more than 1,400 office superstores, mail order catalogs, e-commerce and a contract business. More information about the company is available at http://www.staples.com.

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CONTACT:

Boys & Girls Club in Los Angeles County

Stuart McCammon

562-981-8855

or

Joy Errico

Staples, Inc.

508-942-1509

STAPLES AND BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS PUT KIDS IN CHARGE