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Teens to collect school supplies
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Posted: 2012 Aug 10 - 01:11

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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, www.staplesforstudents.org.

The drive encourages young people to collect school supplies and drop them off at their nearest Staples store through Sept. 15. School supplies collected will benefit youth at the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County to equip them with tools they need to achieve academic success in time for the new school year.

The local Staples stores for school supply drop off are located at: Sabal Palm Plaza, 2609 South U.S 1, Fort Pierce; 10139 S.E. U.S. 1, Port St. Lucie and 1729 N.W. St. Lucie West Blvd, Port St. Lucie.

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 any Staples store.

Since 2008, the campaign has raised more than $2 million for hundreds of thousands of students in need throughout the country.

Past celebrity influencers have included Jordin Sparks, Ciara, Nikki Reed and the cast of "Pretty Little Liars."

"We are truly inspired by what teens and our customers across the country can accomplish for the millions of children unable to afford basic school supplies," said Alison Corcoran, senior vice president of retail marketing at Staples.

"With help from celebrities like Bella Thorne and support from DoSomething.org, we can send kids back to school with the tools they need to succeed."

The Staples for Students campaign is offering easy, innovative and new ways for teens to get involved in this year's programs. By visiting www.staplesforstudents.org, teens can get all the information they need to take action.

The Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the youth of the community. By providing a safe place to learn and grow, as well as life-enhancing programs and character developing experiences, the club strives to inspire and enable all members, especially those who need it most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

For more information, call (772)460-9918 or visit www.bgcofslc.org.

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