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Boys & Girls Club Teens Collect School Supplies

The organization is teaming up with the local Staples and a national charity to get school materials for kids in need.

Teens from the San Clemente Boys & Girls Club are teaming up with Staples and DoSomething.org to obtain school supplies for local kids who need them.

To kick-start the nation-wide campaign, Staples will donate $125,000 worth of school supplies to the program this year. Staples customers can get involved by donating $1 or more at any Staples store, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting San Clemente Boys & Girls Club students in need, according to a release from the club.

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

San Clemente youth who want to participate should collect school supplies and drop them off at their nearest store starting July 1 through September 15. The local Staples store for supply drop off is located at 93 Via Pico Plaza, San Clemente.

By visiting www.staplesforstudents.org, teens can get all the information they need to take action. Here's how to get involved, according to the Boys & Girls Club release:

  • Request an Action Kit: Whether it’s summer camp, summer sports leagues, or at neighborhood block parties, students can get tips, resources and flyers on running their own school supply drives in their neighborhoods.  
  • Text SUPPLIES to 38383: Students will receive more information on how to begin their own school supply drive or find their nearest Staples drop-off location (standard text messaging rates apply).
  • Raise Your Hand: Starting July 1, teens can raise a virtual hand to the cause by uploading photos and videos or sharing details through social media.  For every “hand” raised, $1 will be donated by Staples (up to $10,000) to the cause. 

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