Tuesday, August 11, 2015

TEAM receives $3,500 grant award from Staples Foundation for employment training program

Left to right: Diane Stroman, TEAM executive vice president;
David Morgan, TEAM president/CEO;
Robert Petrosini, Staples account manager; and Amy LaChioma,
TEAM family support coordinator. (Photo courtesy of Fred Ortoli)
TEAM, Inc. was recently awarded $3,500 by Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc., under a program that lets Staples associates direct donations.

“TEAM is extremely grateful to the Staples Foundation for their support of TEAM’s Gaining Access to Independence Now Employment Program” said David Morgan, TEAM president and CEO in a release. “The grant will provide the resources required to offer employment services to low income families in the Lower Naugatuck Valley as they build pathways to success.”

This grant is part of a philanthropic initiative created by Staples Foundation, which allows Staples associates around the world to direct funding to non-profit organizations that are focused on education or job skills. The program, called 2 Million and Change, encourages local community engagement by awarding larger grants to organizations where associates are highly engaged in volunteering or fundraising – up to $25,000 per organization.

In 2014, Staples awarded more than $2.4 million in grants to 1,056 local organizations in support of education and job skills programs, including tutoring for pediatric cancer patients, job skills development for individuals with disabilities, school supplies, mentoring and more.

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