Me to We Partners with Staples and ACCO to Revolutionize Back-to-School Shopping and #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/01
For the first time ever, students and parents across Canada have the power to make a difference with their back-to-school purchases and help thousands of children in Latin America, Africa and Asia receive access to education. Me to We, in partnership with Staples and ACCO Brands, launched its first line of eco-friendly school supplies with an impact.
Each product purchased gives a life-changing gift directly to a child or family in a Free The Children community overseas, so they are free to learn without battling against hunger, thirst, disease and financial restraints. The line is now available for purchase exclusively at Staples locations across Canada or online at www.staples.ca/metowe.
Me to We’s line of school supplies extends from backpacks and lunch bags, to tablet sleeves and notebooks, and are made from eco-friendly materials like recycled plastic bottles and post-consumer paper. As a part of Me to We’s Track Your Impact initiative, all products come with a unique eight-digit code for buyers to track exactly where their purchase gives a life-changing gift. Each product provides a different gift – backpacks give a student overseas school supplies for one year; binders ensure a tree will be planted; lunch bags give a child healthy meals, and reusable water bottles provide one year of clean drinking water for one person, among other gifts. As Canadian students gear up for class they will also help send their peers in developing communities to school.
Me to We school supplies come in a variety of bright colours and patterns. Consumers can choose between vibrant colour streams, playful bursts of graphics and inspiring scripts. With today’s youth in mind, the line is designed to take students from the classroom, to cafeteria and through to afterschool activities. Prices range from $1.50 – $29.96 CAD. A total of 16 items have been created in various designs for the collection by Me to We.
“Me to We truly believes that a sustainable future starts with our everyday choices as consumers. We’re so excited to partner with Staples and ACCO Brands who share this belief,” says Roxanne Joyal, CEO, Me to We. “Today more than 57 million children are still denied access to education. By engaging today’s generation of young people to make a difference with their purchases and through the impacts behind Me to We’s line of school supplies, children overseas will have the chance to go to school.”
Also Staples’ support of a new Free The Children campaign called We are Rafikis. Inspired by the Swahili word for “friend,” the We are Rafikis campaign gives Canadian students the opportunity to be a friend to Free The Children’s developing communities around the world through selling beaded Rafiki Friend Chains that will help families lift themselves out of poverty. Every Rafiki sold raises funds for Free The Children’s sustainable Adopt a Village development model and makes a lasting impact by giving a child or family a life-changing gift, from school supplies, to clean water, and even medical care. We are Rafikis kicks off September 2014 and educators and students will be able to pick up their Rafikis package to get started at a Staples location near them. More information on We are Rafikis can be found here: www.freethechildren.com/wearerafikis.
Me to We Staples Giveaway
Enter to Win a $100 Prize Pack of School Supplies from Me to We and Staples!
(Items being given might not be exactly as shown on the photo)
Contest is open to Canadian residents and will end on September 1st, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST.
Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.