Project GiveReceives $10,000 Grant from Staples
Foundation for Learning
Grant Will Provide Service-Learning Opportunities for Middle School Children in Southern California
December 22, 2010 11:44 AM Eastern Time
LOS ANGELES--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Project Give, a non-profit organization that empowers middle
school-aged children through self-guided service learning, has received a $10,000grant from Staples Foundation for
Learning (SFFL), a private foundation created by Staples, Inc. Funding from SFFL will allow potentially thousands
of children in the area to experience personal growth by running their own service and charity initiatives.
“The support we are receiving from Staples will help fund educational programs that provide youth with the skills
needed to become responsible and caring citizens,” said Dianne Callister, President of Project Give. “Staples has
made an investment that will help our students become the next generation of philanthropic leaders in Southern
Founded in 2008, Project Give has made an impact on the lives of hundreds of middle school students by providing
the funding for student-led service projects. The program operates in six states, where students have taken part in
activities ranging from holiday toy drives for the underprivileged to raising funds for victims of the Haiti earthquakes.
A significant number of students who participate in the program show marked improvement in grades and attitude –
important traits to absorb at an impressionable age.
“Staples Foundation for Learning is committed to partnering with organizations like Project Give that provide
phenomenal service-learning programs that encourage youth to create positive change in their communities,” said
Amy Shanler, director of community relations, Staples, Inc. “We support Project Give’s mission to help youth realize
their full potential and prepare them to become the future leaders of tomorrow.”
About Project Give
Project Give is a publicly funded 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to empowering middle school students across the
country through positive, life-changing service experiences. As one of the few service learning programs devoted
solely to middle school students, Project Give instills lifetime values as they become part of the solution to problems
they feel are important. Project Give grants middle schools up to $2,500 per semester to conduct service projects.
Grants are renewable. For more information or to submit a grant application, please visit http://www.project-
Follow Project Give on Twitter at http://twitter.com/projectgive and on Facebook at
About Staples Foundation for Learning
Founded in 2002, Staples Foundation for Learning has contributed to nearly 1,000 global, national and local
charities that provide educational opportunities and job skills for all people, with a special emphasis on
disadvantaged youth. Staples Foundation for Learning builds lasting relationships with world-class organizations
including Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Ashoka, Earth Force, TakingITGlobal and the Initiative for a Competitive
Inner City. The foundation is the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc., and is an integral component of Staples Soul,
which recognizes the connection between long-term business success and the impact Staples has on associates,
communities and the planet. For more information about the foundation and Staples Soul, please visit
www.staplesfoundation.org and www.staples.com/soul.
Follow Staples on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/staplestweets and on Facebook at
Brandon Carter, 800-401-8219
For Staples Foundation for Learning
Lynda Curtis, 781-559-0423