Contact Info

Kiwanis Foundation of Canada
P.O. Box 5034
Brantford, Ontario
N3T 6J7

T: 519.304.3038


Staples School Supply Drive

Staples Canada launches 17th annual School Supply Drive

Students across Canada are about to head back to class – and for the 17th year running, Staples Canada has set out to give young learners a leg up and eliminate barriers to learning with the Staples School Supply Drive. The back-to-school charitable program has raised more than $16 million to-date, thanks to Staples customer donations

“At Staples, we believe that back to school season should be a time of excitement and wonder. However, we know that parents, teachers and students are facing more pressure and financial hardship than ever before,” said Wanda Walkden, Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer, Staples Canada. “As one of Canada’s largest national retailers, the School Supply Drive allows our stores to team up with charitable partners, making a sizable, tangible impact in the hundreds of communities where we live and work, empowering learning and growth for the year ahead.”

From August 14  to September 11, customers shopping in-store can choose to make a donation to their purchase, which is allocated to a charitable partner in their community:

  • Ontario stores will fundraise for Kiwanis Foundation of Canada: Kiwanis International is a global community of clubs, members and partners dedicated to improving the lives of children one community at a time. Each community has different needs, and Kiwanis empowers members to pursue creative ways to serve the needs of children, such as fighting hunger, improving literacy and offering guidance.


Staples Ontario is offering to collect donations at their cash registers and give them to our clubs.

The Kiwanis Foundation of Canada has agreed to gather money donated through our CanadaHelps link on behalf of this program. These funds, like those garnered by Staples, will go directly to benefit the children who we serve. All donations made via our CanadaHelps link will be issued a tax receipt directly by CanadaHelps.


Kiwanis clubs must reach out to the Staples stores in their communities and establish a working relationship with the Store Manager.