Staples staff are making an appeal to local residents and the business community to assist with a back to school supplies fund for families in need.
Every year for a number of years store staff have collected on average $5,000 to help local families get the school supplies they need in order the start the new school year off right.
Staples delivers bags of much-needed supplies through school principals who identify the needs, said Melissa Swears of Staples.
“This helps families who cannot afford school supplies,” said Swears.
This year the fund is low, at about $2,000 currently, and they have already been getting calls for help, she noted.
If anyone would like to contribute to the back to school fund, they can do so by stopping in at the Staples store in Williams Lake.