Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) and global pop music superstar Katy Perry continue to “Make Roar Happen” in Atlanta, GA today by announcing 88 local classroom projects have been funded as part of Staples’ $1 million donation to DonorsChoose.org.
Global pop star Katy Perry, center, with local teachers and students, left to right, Tiara Brooks, Pauline Weisz, Matthew Hall and Jaylin Barber, backstage at the Philips Arena during her Prismatic World Tour performance on Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia. As part of its $1 million dollar donation to online charity DonorsChoose.org, Staples announced it has fully-funded the balance of every project on DonorsChoose.org in the Atlanta, GA community. This $128,158 donation helped 77 teachers fulfill classroom needs and helped more than 8,779 students in the Atlanta public school district. Katy Perry teamed up with Staples and DonorsChoose.org to "Make Roar Happen" and support teachers during this back-to-school season. (Photo by Dan Harr/Invision for Staples/AP Images)Staples fully funded the balance of every project that was on DonorsChoose.org in the Atlanta, GA community today. This $128,158 donation helped 77 teachers fulfill classroom needs and helped 8,779 students in the Atlanta public school district. For example, Matthew Hall at Bunche Middle School will receive flutes, clarinets, a flugelhorn, a saxophone, and a digital piano for his school’s music program; and Pauline Weisz at Ronald E. McNair Senior High School had digital cameras, photo editing software, printers, and tripods funded for her art classes. “I’m glad to partner with Staples on my Prismatic World Tour to raise awareness and funds for DonorsChoose.org, and to remind my fans that a small gesture can have a huge impact on the very basic materials classrooms need for teachers to help students reach their full potential,” said Katy Perry.