WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- ArtsWestchester has been awarded a $5,000 grant by Staples Foundation, the charitable extension of Staples Inc., under a new philanthropic program whereby Staples associates get to choose a nonprofit organization for donations.
“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 nonprofit organizations that matter to them most.”
The Staples grant -- part of Staples' $2 Million and Change program -- will support arts education programs intended to teach STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and math – through the arts in Mount Vernon schools.
“Having recently launched a 50th-anniversary initiative to inspire 50 arts and business partners, the new Staples Foundation partnership not only supports our mission to provide access to the arts but helps us toward our 50th-anniversary goal to build additional business partnerships in the county,” said Janet T. Langsam, CEO of ArtsWestchester.
The $2 Million and Change program awards funds to organizations worldwide, reaching more than $2 million in grants by the end of 2014.
In 2012, Staples associates directed more than $2.1 million of Staples Foundation grants to 470 nonprofit organizations around the world.