Atlanta Schools Get a Boost from Think It Up #StaplesforStudents

Every school year, public school teachers spend hundreds of their hard earned dollars on school supplies for their students.

That can be a financial burden because we all know that teachers are hardly boss ballin.

So what do you do when one of the nation’s largest, office supplies stores steps in to lend a hand?…. Celebrate of course.

Staples, along with “ambassadors” for the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s (EIF) new “Think It Up” initiative and DonorsChoose.org, held a pep rally of sorts at Ralph J. Bunche Middle School in Atlanta to make a major announcement that will positively impact teachers and students around the country.

Danielle Campbell, Carrie McElwee, Tom Chiodo, Kristina Joye Lyles, Meria Carstarphen Think It Up is a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation.  Think It Up in partnership with DonorsChoose.org, have decided to  launch a platform to fund student-powered, teacher-led learning projects in classrooms across the country.

Staples has a long history of supporting students, teachers and classrooms. Staples for Students is an ongoing campaign that helps students and teachers with the school supplies and essential items needed for a successful education. Staples has pledged to donate some 10-million dollars to schools nationwide through the “Think It Up” program.

This first of its kind coalition of organizations EIF announced that Atlanta Public School district has been chosen as their first recipient in their flash funding event through their “Think It Up” initiative which is just in time for the start of 2015 school year.

Atlanta Public School district is really winning with this generous donation.  In fact Staples came in and funded every project submitted on DonorsChoose.org for the Atlanta Public School district.  More than 200 Atlanta Public schools will benefit from over $260,000 in donations.  Teachers and students will now be able to get the much needed supplies and resources they need to have a better, brighter school year.

This really excited APS Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen, and she wasn’t afraid to show it.  I really loved her energy you could tell she cares about the teachers, students and of course education.

It’s nice to see businesses and nonprofits working together to help our teachers and students have an amazing school year.

Danielle Campbell, Carrie McElwee, Tom Chido,  Jovita Moore, Kristina Joye Lyles, Meria Carstarphen, Mario Watkins

Want to join in and help support  the Think It Up movement, you can donate one dollar at a Staples store near you or visit www.thinkitup.org to learn more.

Disclosure: In exchange for me sharing this good news I received a promotional item.

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