With summer half over, people are beginning to plot school supply shopping.
For many people the cost can be a burden so Staples is stepping in to offer its annual Staples for Students Campaign.
“We’ll be collecting donations to go to the local school district,” Williams Lake Staples general manager Ryan Grove said. “Everything will go to local kids.”
In past campaigns the store has raised just under $5,000. Donations have come from customers and community groups.
“This year we’re going for $5,000,” Grove said.
Once the money is raised it is in the hands of the school district to determine who can be helped. People needing assistance can contact the school district office to ask to be part of the program.
“We set up an account at the store and allow for $40 increments per student,” Grove explained.
Any money that’s left over after goes into gift cards for the school district to give out if it is contacted by a teacher or administrator at a school.