Ciara Teams Up with DoSomething.org
For most kids and teens, the summer means a lot of things like taking a break and hitting he beaches. But for the ones who don’t have anything to do, here is something that may be worth their while as well as the beneficiaries from such efforts.
As part of Do Something 101, Ciara is encouraging teens to make a difference this summer by collecting school supplies and dropping them off at their nearest Staples store, from July through September. In addition, Staples customers can get involved by donating $1 at any Staples store with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting local teens in need. Each Staples store is matched to a local educational and not-for-profit organization serving disadvantaged youth, and DoSomething.org and Staples will ensure that all the donations get to these partners just in time to head back to school.
To help kick-off the campaign, Ciara is starring in a public service announcement (PSA) that will air on television and radio stations nationwide starting in July, and Staples is donating more than $125,000 worth of school supplies to the program.
Teens who want to get involved can go to www.DoSomething101.org for ideas on how to run local school supply drives. Whether holding a school supply drive at summer camp, during a summer sports league, or at a neighborhood block party, DoSomething.org and Staples offer tips, resources, and flyers for how to get started and make the most of every teen’s summer.