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Partnership provides needed school supplies for students

An important partnership between United Way and Staples has meant thousands of dollars of supplies have been donated to schools in our communities for students in need. he Staples School Supply Drive took place in stores in August and September. All funds raised from the campaign were converted into Staples electronic gift cards and provided to the United Way to use in store to purchase school supplies.

To make sure the efforts were in line with local needs, we worked with school co-ordinators at schools from Sussex to St. Stephen to find out what students really needed. Whenever possible, we purchased the supplies each school requested.

Thanks to donors to the campaign, nearly $4,400 was raised locally to purchase supplies for our students.

“The school supplies we received from United Way, in partnership with Staples, was such an incredible help at the start of this school year.  We greatly appreciate the time, effort and generosity that goes into making a gift like this happen,” remarked community schools co-ordinator Krista Turnbull.

“Thank you to all those in our community who support the amazing work of the United Way.”