Katy Perry, Staples Team To Spotlight Teachers

Staples is again teaming with singer Katy Perry on behalf of teachers as part of its Staples for Students promotion.

As part of a fundraising effort running from June 26 through September 10, customers who spend $25 or more in any Staples store will receive a unique entry code on their receipt to enter a sweepstakes online at Staples.com/StaplesForStudents.

The sweepstakes and a public service announcement will tie the in-store initiative to support DonorsChoose.org, a charity that funds classroom projects for teachers. The effort also encourages consumers to make their donations by visiting a local Staples store or StaplesForStudents.org.

In the sweepstakes, one grand prizewinner will get a $50,000 scholarship plus a trip for two to Los Angeles to meet Perry. Four first prizewinners and one guest each will also win air travel to Los Angeles, two nights stay and spending money to meet Perry at the VIP Winners Celebration.

The Staples for Students campaign has included school supply drives, support for teachers in classrooms, donations for education projects, classroom initiatives such as Designed by Students and the sale of products that give back to communities and classrooms in need.

“Knowing the crucial role that teachers play in bringing learning to life for students, we’re excited to join forces with Katy Perry to raise awareness of the need to support teachers across the country,” said Frank Bifulco, evp/global marketing, Staples. “Through Staples’ $1 million 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.”