Soaring Eagle Academy Chosen by Staples Associate to Receive $1,000 Grant
Soaring Eagle Academy has been awarded a $1,000 grant by the Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc., under a program that lets Staples associates direct donations.
From Dr. Jessica Sonntag, Program Director at SEA … “We value the support of Staples and their foundation to help SEA make a difference in the lives of children and young adults with Autism and related disorders. This grant will help us provide our individualized vocational programming, presented in a dynamic and meaningful way, that is driven by student interest, personal strengths and developmental levels/capacities, for our students transitioning to adulthood.”
The grants are part of a philanthropic initiative created by Staples Foundation, which allows Staples associates around the world to direct funding to non-profit organizations that are focused on education or job skills. The program encourages local community engagement by awarding larger grants to organizations where associates are highly engaged in volunteering or fundraising – up to $25,000 per organization.
The program, called “2 Million and Change,” awards funds to organizations around the world, reaching more than $2 million in grants by the end of the year. In 2014, associates globally directed more than $2.4 million of Staples Foundation grants to over 1,000 non-profit organizations.
“Staples Foundation is committed to encouraging associates around the globe to make a difference in their local communities and through 2 Million and Change we enable them to directly support the programs where they personally see the greatest need,” said Emily McCann, senior manager of community and giving for Staples, Inc.