Help Support Teachers & Students and enter the Staples for Students Sweepstakes #StaplesForStudents

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Did you know that an estimated 99.5* percent of all public school teachers use their own money to equip their classrooms, frequently at a cost of more than $400 per year?! (*statistic from the Education Market Association) That number is crazy high. Teachers are the backbone of everything. They teach our children and our children are our future. They are already paid less than I think they should be and knowing that many of them then go out and spend their own money to supply their students adequate supplies and equipment is heartbreaking.
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Staples and Katy Perry have teamed up to inspire the public to help classrooms in need. Staples has donated 1 million dollars to DonorsChoose.org and is encouraging everyone to make a donation in Staples stores or online so that less teachers have to use their own money.

DonorsChoose.org is a charity that has funded more than 700,000 classroom projects for teachers and has positively affected more than 18 million students across the country. Right now, teachers at over 70 percent of all the public schools in America have created project requests, and more than 2 million people have donated over $425 million to projects that inspire them. Over 18 million students—most from low-income communities, and many in disaster-stricken areas—have received books, art supplies, field trips, technology, and other resources that they need to learn. Through Staples’ $1 million dollar donation and contributions from customers in stores and online to DonorsChoose.org during the back-to-school season, we can all help teachers make more happen in classrooms.

Win a $50,000 Scholarship and Chance to Meet Katy Perry

Beginning June 26 through September 10, fans who spend $25 or more in any Staples store will receive a unique entry code on their receipt to enter the sweepstakes online at Staples.com/StaplesForStudents. One grand prize winner will win a $50,000 scholarship plus a trip for two to Los Angeles to meet superstar, Katy Perry. Four first prize winners and one guest each will also win air travel to Los Angeles, two nights stay and spending money to meet Katy Perry at the VIP Winners Celebration. Entries must be submitted before September 10, 2016 at 11:59 PM ET and entrants must be 13 years or older. Visit Staples.com/StaplesForStudents for official rules.

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR STAPLES - Global pop star Katy Perry discusses the importance of supporting teachers during the #StaplesForStudents press conference on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in Los Angeles. Continuing its long-standing commitment to celebrating and supporting teachers through the Staples for Students program, Staples teamed up with Katy Perry to announce a $1 million donation to DonorsChoose.org, a charity that has funded more than 700,000 classroom projects and impacted more than 18 million students across the U.S. (Photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for Staples/AP Images)

To learn more, or to make a donation visit StaplesForStudents.org.

 

WIN IT:

ONE OurKidsMom reader is going to win a$50 Staples gift card

and

ONE OurKidsMom reader is going to win a $75 DonorsChoose.org gift card!

 

  Rules:You do not have to be a blogger to enter/win. An email address is required to enter. The winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. One person entering per household please. US ONLY please.

This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on February 15, 2014.

Comments

  1. Fawn H says:

    I learned that you can donate to DonorsChoose.org on the Staples website

  2. Fawn H says:

    I entered the Nutri Ninja and High Sierra Backpack giveaways

  3. Jessica N says:

    Looking to purchase a new laptop for the school year. Also I learned you can enter a scholarship giveaway!

  4. Elena says:

    I learned that you get an entry code on your receipt when you spend $25 or more in store

  5. Elena says:

    entered your The Wild Life giveaway

  6. Elena says:

    entered the Nutri Ninja Auto-IQ Pro Compact System giveaway

  7. D SCHMIDT says:

    Visited the site and I learned that you get an entry code on your receipt when you spend $25 or more in store

  8. Karen Glatt says:

    I liked that Staples donated One Million dollars to support classrooms.

  9. Karen Glatt says:

    I entered the Wild Life Movie!

  10. Karen Glatt says:

    I entered the Nutri Ninja Auto-IQ Pro Compact System | #GIVEAWAY | ends 9/18

  11. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I love that they donate to help classrooms!

  12. Cheryl B says:

    I like that they donated up to one million dollars to classrooms.

  13. Elle says:

    I learned that Staples donated 1 million to schools.

  14. Adrienne Gordon says:

    There’s a contest to meet Katy.

  15. rochelle johnson says:

    Staples® All-in-One Silver Wire Mesh Desk Organizer

  16. Kelly D says:

    I like the chance to win a $50k scholarship. I entered.

  17. Erika W. says:

    I learned that you can enter to win a scholarship and that they’re given away $1 million to classrooms. Too cool!

  18. shelly peterson says:

    I learned they have donated $1 million to support classrooms.

  19. I learned they have an entire specific back to school shopping area on their website, as well as a lowest price guarantee.

  20. HS says:

    I learn that Staples is donating to help classrooms.

  21. Mary Jane Coward says:

    I learned about getting a free code without making a purchase. (My closest Staples is over an hour away!)

  22. Cheryl says:

    I like that Staples For Students and Katy Perry support students and teachers.

  23. Elizabeth J. says:

    I like that staples donated 1 million dollars to classrooms.

  24. brandy c says:

    I learned more about how people can be entered to win a scholarship and visit with Katy Perry.

  25. sherry blamer says:

    i love that they have donated $1 million to class rooms.

  26. Cindy says:

    I learned Staples donated $1 million to support classrooms.

  27. elizabeth miller says:

    I learned that Staples has donated a million dollars in supplies to classrooms. I also learned that the contest winner will get a 50,000 dollar educational scholarship.

  28. Will G says:

    I learned they are giving away a scholarship.

  29. Steve Weber says:

    Staples® All-in-One Silver Wire Mesh Desk Organizer

  30. Heather White says:

    I learned about the scholarship through Staples and partnership with Katy Perry.

  31. Colleen Furlong says:

    I learned that you get an entry code on your receipt when you spend $25 or more in store

  32. Natalie says:

    I learned that you can get an entry code on your receipt when you spend $25 or more in store.

  33. Marcia Goss says:

    They are giving a $50,000 scholarship to one lucky winner!

  34. Leela says:

    Apple iPad Air 2 with WiFi 64GB, Space Gray.

  35. Melissa Storms says:

    I love that Staples has donated over $1 million to support classrooms .

  36. Peggy Rydzewski says:

    I need to look into getting on of these. SteelMaster® Letter-Size Metal Horizontal Organizers

  37. fran says:

    You can win a trip to LA to meet Katy perry and a $50k scholarship

  38. DEBIJOT says:

    I like that you can win a $50K Scholarship.

  39. Cindy B says:

    I learned Staples has donated over $1,000,000 to classrooms.

  40. Niki Rowland says:

    I am so thankful that they donate to help classrooms!

  41. Ann Fantom says:

    I learned that you need an entry code from a Staples receipt to enter

  42. Ann Fantom says:

    I entered the Aftershokz Trekz Titanium Open Ear Wireless Headphones GIVEAWAY

  43. Ann Fantom says:

    I entered the Nutri Ninja Auto-IQ Pro Compact System GIVEAWAY

  44. Cynthia C says:

    I like the Twistables Crayola Crayons for my nieces
    http://www.staples.com/Crayola-Twistables-Mini-Crayons-24-Pack/product_589733

  45. Cynthia C says:

    I entered the $25 Visa gift card to see The Wild Life in theaters · T-shirt and Coloring Book giveaway

  46. Barbara Fox says:

    I never knew that Staples was an international company!

  47. janetfaye says:

    I like 1 hour store pick up deals.

  48. Sandy Klocinski says:

    I want the OIC Plastic Stacking Trays. Go to get this desk organized!

  49. Rachel says:

    I really like the Winsome solid wood 4 piece storage shelf in dark espresso.

  50. Robin Green says:

    I learned that you can get a code emailed to you without having to purchase anything. We don’t have a Staples anymore and I have already spent way too much on supplies for my classroom!

  51. Jennifer says:

    I learned it’s 93 miles to the nearest store. I had no idea, I shop online if I can anyway.

  52. Tara Liebing says:

    I like that Staples has donated over $1million dollars to classrooms. That is pretty awesome because child education is so important and there are so many classrooms in the US that need the money. I also learned that Staples has daily deals and 1 hour in store pick up deals.

  53. Tara Liebing says:

    I entered the Aftershokz Trexz giveaway

  54. Tara Liebing says:

    I entered the Wildlife giveaway

  55. Margaret Smith says:

    Staples donated 1 million to support classrooms.

  56. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I like that Staples donated 1 million to support classrooms!

  57. Kristi C says:

    I learned that they are offering a sweepstakes to win a $50k scholarship.

  58. heather s says:

    I learned you can enter to get a scholarship and meet Katy Perry by entering the code from your staples receipt

  59. Thomas Murphy says:

    I learned you can win a $50K scholarship and a trip to LA to meet Katy Perry!

  60. Alona Y says:

    Well I sure would love to win a $50,000 scholarship!

  61. Adriane says:

    Wow – you can win a 50K scholarship!

  62. Kristen says:

    Staples is giving away a $50,000 scholarship.

  63. Julia Barnes says:

    I learned that Staples gives away a $50,000 scholarship.

  64. Debra Hall says:

    the scholarship program is awesome

  65. nickie says:

    I learned that Staples donated 1 million to schools.

  66. Soha Molina says:

    Staples is supporting students in a big way this summer by giving away a scholarship

  67. Jenn H says:

    its awesome that they’ve donated 1million to classrooms!

  68. Allisha Gold says:

    I learned that Staples donates not only to classrooms, but also to the students filling up those classrooms through their scholarships!

  69. Sarah L says:

    I learned: Get an entry code on your receipt when you spend $25 or more in store*
    Thanks for the contest.

  70. Dawn Monzu says:

    I love their desk calendars! I know now a days with our phones not a lot of people use calendars that you can write on, but I still use it! I actually use both, just in case! haha God bless all!

  71. Holly Thomas says:

    Staples donated 1 million to support classrooms.

  72. Denise Sachs says:

    I learned that they have donated one million dollars to help classrooms.

  73. robyn paris says:

    I learned they have some great deals. I especially like a gift card deal they are offering.

  74. Connie Tucker says:

    I want copy paper, pens and notebooks as they seem to disappear so quickly around here!

  75. Lauren says:

    I like that you can win a $50,000 scholarship.

  76. Michelle J. says:

    I learned you can win a trip to meet Katy Perry!

  77. Laurie Nykaza says:

    Staples has donated over $1,000,000 to classrooms which is so amazing.

  78. Crystal F says:

    My daughter would like to have the Staples Carder Mesh Office Chair, Black. thank you!

  79. Ashley C says:

    I learned that they donated a million dollars to support classrooms!

  80. Christina G. says:

    I like the Staples Pencil Cup with Cellphone Holder Faux Leather, Black. I need a good phone holder for my desk. Thanks for the giveaway!

  81. Terra Heck says:

    I learned that you will need the unique code from your Staples receipt to enter the sweepstakes. I like that Staples is doing their part to help teachers with supplies. Thanks.
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  82. patricia skinner says:

    I learned Staples donated 1 million to classrooms.

  83. heather e.g. kaufman says:

    I like that they donated $1 million to support classrooms.

  84. Brittney House says:

    I love how they donate to classrooms.

  85. beth shepherd says:

    I learned that they are international and have a great donation program.

  86. DEBIJOT says:

    entered nutri ninja giveaway

  87. I learned you could win a trip to meet Katy perry

  88. Janay says:

    I love the fact that they have made a million dollar donation to support classrooms helping teachers with supplies for children that would other wise would not have to participate in those class activities.

  89. DEBIJOT says:

    entered the high sierra backpacks giveaway

  90. DEBIJOT says:

    entered the high sierra backpack giveaway

  91. Nannypanpan says:

    I learned yo get an entry code to win a scholarship when you spend $25

  92. Nannypanpan says:

    Entered high sierra

  93. Nannypanpan says:

    Entered ninja

  94. Robin Abrams says:

    I learned that you can Win A $50,000 scholarship from Staples

  95. Carolyn G says:

    I learned that Staples donated One Million dollars to support classrooms.

  96. Tamra H says:

    I learned that they donated a million dollars!

  97. Betty B. says:

    I like that staples has donated a million dollars to support classrooms!

  98. Tracie Cooper says:

    I would love the avery mini binders and avery inkjet postcards.

  99. Devon F says:

    I like that they donated 1 million to schools.

  100. Richard Hicks says:

    I learned that you can get an entry code on your receipt when you spend $25 or more in store

  101. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I love that you can win a 50k scholarship and a chance to meet Katy Perry!

  102. Seyma Shabbir says:
  103. Susan Smith says:

    I learned that Staples has donated 1 million to schools.

  104. Tabathia B says:

    I learned that when you spend $25 in the store you get an entry code for the sweepstakes

  105. Tabathia B says:

    entered high sierra giveaway

  106. Tabathia B says:

    entered nutri ninja giveaway

  107. Allison Swain says:

    I visited the website, and I learned that Four winners will receive:
    A trip of a lifetime to meet Katy Perry in Los Angeles

    Thanks for the chance to win

  108. Rosanne says:

    I learned that they donated a million dollars to support classrooms

  109. Rosanne says:

    Entered Nutri Ninja Auto-IQ Pro Compact System giveaway

  110. Rosanne says:

    Entered Aftershokz Trekz Titanium Open Ear Wireless Headphones giveaway

  111. Jared Schmitt says:

    I want an all-in-one printer!

  112. Erica B. says:

    I can’t believe how much they donated.

  113. Stephanie Liske says:

    I learned that sweepstakes has ended.

  114. Kyl Neusch says:

    that they donate to help classrooms

  115. Heidi M. says:

    I would love to have the HP Deskjet All In One Printer.

  116. susan smoaks says:

    I love that Staples has donated so much money to schools.

  117. Austin Baroudi says:

    I like that they donated $1 million to support classrooms!

  118. Daniel M says:

    didn’t know Staples donated One Million dollars to support classrooms

  119. Daniel M says:

    entered the ninja nutri system

  120. Stephanie Larison says:

    I would order Christmas cards, love these:
    JAM Paper® Christmas Holiday Cards Set, Peace and Joy Snowman and Friends, 18/pack (526854200)

  121. Jen R says:

    I learned that Staples was have a big scholarship giveaway on their site recently..

  122. Francine Anchondo says:

    I like that they donated up to one million dollars to classrooms.

  123. Amber Cheras says:

    I would love the hp stream. it would be a big help for school work and work in general.

  124. Sarah Hayes says:

    i like that they give money to support classrooms

  125. Janine H says:

    I learned the staples for students sweepstakes ended!

  126. Lisa V. says:

    I learned you could enter the scholarship giveaway.

  127. Robin says:

    I like that they donated one million to support classrooms.

  128. Angela Ash says:

    I learned and like that they’ve donated 1 million to support classrooms. It’s always good when businesses give back. They sell office and school supplis, so it’s very fitting.

  129. I learned that they have raised and donated a million dollars for schools. Very nice. 🙂

  130. Sarah Mayer says:

    I really like the Winsome solid wood 4 piece storage shelf

  131. Evie B. says:

    I learned that Staples donated 1 million to classrooms.

  132. Richard Hicks says:
  133. Richard Hicks says:

    entered Nutri Ninja Auto-IQ Pro Compact System

  134. AEKZ2 says:

    I like the Carver Stackable Genuine Wood Double Desk Tray

  135. Trisha McKee says:

    I learned and love that they help out classrooms by donating.

  136. laurie murley says:

    I learned that you get a trip of a lifetime for two to meet Katy Perry in Los Angeles

  137. BRYAN E. says:

    We need to pick up a Texas Instruments TI-84 Graphing Calculator for our daughter !

  138. Breanne says:

    I learned that they donated $1 million to support classrooms.

  139. Sand says:

    I think it’s great that stapes donated a million to support classrooms.

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