Teens Do Something to collect school supplies
DoSomething.org and Staples are teaming up with teen actress and recording artist Bella Thorne for the fifth annual Staples for Students national school supply drive to help kids in need.
The drive encourages young people to collect school supplies and drop them off at their nearest Staples store through Sept. 15.
All school supplies and donations will be given locally to Communities in Schools of the Charleston area to ensure they get into the hands of disadvantaged youths just in time for the new school year.
The local Staples store for supply drop-off is at 845 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant.
“I’m excited to help motivate fellow teens to make a difference in their communities,” said Thorne. “There are so many kids in America who return to school without basic school supplies, and I’m thrilled to team up with Staples and DoSomething.org to encourage teens to lend a hand.”
To kick-start the campaign, Staples will donate $125,000 worth of school supplies to the program this year.
In addition, Staples customers can get involved by donating $1 or more at Staples in Mount Pleasant, with all proceeds benefiting local Communities In Schools.
Since 2008, the campaign has raised more than $2 million.
Visit www.staplesfor students.org for more information.