LOS ANGELES and FRAMINGHAM, Mass. Staples announced that actress Nikki Blonsky, singer JoJo, actor Zac Levi and other celebrities joined teen volunteers to donate 500 gift bags of school supplies to underprivileged students in Los Angeles. The star-studded Staples/Do Something 101 party at the Globe Theater at Universal followed yesterday’s Teen Choice Awards, the company reported.
Staples said it will add an additional 4,500 supply gift bags to the 500 bags created yesterday, a total value of $125,000 worth of supplies, so that thousands of members of the Variety Boys & Girls Club and Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood can head back to school with the supplies they need to succeed.
“We hope the presence of celebrities giving back inspires others to take action in support of their local communities,” said Demos Parneros, president of U.S. Retail at Staples. “Staples stores will continue to collect school supplies through mid-September to benefit youth around the country.”