was chosen by Staples Associate, Mr. Hayward Evans,
at the Midway Mall, Elyria store to Receive a $1,000
Grant towards our Grandma
Gatewood documentary. The Staples Foundation, the private charitable
arm of Staples, Inc.,
administers the Two Million & Change Program which allows
Staples associates to direct donations to organizations in their community.
The grants are part
of a philanthropic initiative created by Staples Foundation which allows
company 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 Two Million and Change program will award funds to organizations
around the world, reaching more than $2 million in grants by the end
of the year. In 2012, associates globally directed more than $2.1 million
of Staples Foundation grants to 470 non-profit organizations.
"Staples Foundation is committed to making a positive impact in
the communities where our associates live and work," said Katy
Dobbs, director of global community and giving for Staples, Inc. "Through
our program, we are pleased to support our associates and the local
non-profit organizations that matter to them most."
Artistic Director, Bette Lou Higgins, extends the gratitude of the entire
EVE staff working on this documentary to the Staples Foundation for
helping us move forward to the completion of this special event.