Staples Advantage Program Sees $20,000 Go to Cleaning For A Reason

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 9, 2013 /CNW/ – Staples Advantage Canada (the Business-to-Business Division of Staples) has contributed $20,000 to Cleaning For A Reason – a charity that offers free cleaning services to women undergoing cancer treatment. The contribution was the result of a month long campaign in October during Breast Cancer Awareness month which saw $1 per order of select cleaning products purchased from Staples Advantage go to the non-profit organization.

As a result of the donation made by Staples Advantage in partnership with its vendors, 50 patients will be served, resulting in 200 professional cleanings over a 4-month period for women who are undergoing cancer treatment.

“Cleaning For A Reason is a charity that gives back to those who need it most,” said Michael Zahra, President of Staples Advantage Canada. “We are proud to contribute to an organization that is focused on the well-being and recovery of women battling cancer.”

“The support we receive from Staples Advantage allows us to further extend our reach to women with cancer and provide them the opportunity to receive the much-needed gift of house cleaning while battling this devastating disease,” said Lynn Frankenfield, Executive Director at Cleaning For A Reason. “We thank Staples for their support so we can continue to reduce the stress and ease the burden women and their families face once they learn of a cancer diagnosis.”

About Staples Advantage Canada

As the business-to-business division of Staples, Staples Advantage works with companies of 20 or more employees to develop customized programs, dedicated account management, and a complete assortment of products and services to meet business needs.

The leading supplier in Canada, we work with our business partners to provide office supplies, technology products, facility supplies, furniture, and business services. Staples Advantage Canada is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario with eight distribution centers across Canada. For more information visit www.staplesadvantage.ca

About Cleaning For A Reason

Cleaning For A Reason strives to aid women who are battling cancer by teaming up with cleaning services across the United States and Canada. Together, these two forces offer free maid services to meet the needs of women, and since 2006 has donated up to $4,100,000 worth of free services. Based in Lewisville, TX, Cleaning For A Reason works with more than 1,030 residential cleaning services and continues to grow and gain support. To learn more about Cleaning For A Reason, please visit the website at: www.cleaningforareason.org

SOURCE Staples Advantage Canada, http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20131209-905283.html?dsk=y

CONTACT: Contact: Susan Bernardo, Marketing Communications Manager, Staples Advantage Canada, 905-696-3733, susan.bernardo@staples.com