Tallahassee, Florida- August 15, 2012
A well-known office supply store is working to make this school year better for some local students.
Staples is teaming up with DoSomething.org as part of its 5th annual 'Staples for Students' school supply drive.
The nationwide campaign is collecting everything from backpacks to pens and pencils for needy students across the country, including those in Leon County.
"It's great," says Allan Coggin, General Manager of Staples' Apalachee Parkway branch. "It's nice to know that they're going to stay here in Tallahassee, in Leon County in our local community where there is a great need for supplies for kids who can't afford it."
In the last five years, the drive has raised more than $2 million nationally.
This year's drive began July 1. It runs through September 15.
Donations can be dropped off at your local Staples store.