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Katy Perry Teams up with Staples to Make Roar Happen in Education

Back to School is in Full Force at my house! Many children have already started back and many more will get in the groove in the next week or so. I still have another week to get my kiddos prepped for a successful school year. I have many friends who are teachers and I know the time and expense they go to, to prepare for a successful academic school year. In fact, office supply giant, Staples, discovered that most teachers spend an average of $408.71 of their own money each year to provide supplies and materials in their own classrooms.

Katy Perry and Staples partner to Make Roar Happen in Education
Katy Perry poses with students and teachers from local LA elementary schools at the Staples “Make Roar Happen” press conference held on Thursday, June 12th, 2014 at NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live. Staples continued its commitment to education by donating $1 million dollars to DonorsChoose.org to support classroom projects. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for Staples/AP Images)

I’m so glad to know that those with an influence and voice are raising awareness and giving kudos to all that our teachers do to make more happen for our children. In addition to their survey, Staples announced in June that it was teaming up with global pop music superstar Katy Perry to “Make Roar Happen” and celebrate and support teachers during the back-to-school season, by donating $1 million to DonorsChoose.org, a charity that has helped fund more than 450,000 classroom projects for teachers and impacted more than 11 million students.

Allison Corcoran, SVP of Marketing for Staples mentioned that “‘Make Roar Happen’ with Katy Perry builds on Staples’ commitment to teachers in a new and engaging way. Through her inspiring music, Katy Perry is a powerful voice to encourage people to ‘Roar’ and recognize teachers for their impact both inside and outside the classroom. Our $1 million donation will help teachers supply their classrooms just in time for back to school.”

Katy Perry said, “I’m glad to partner with Staples on my Prismatic World Tour to raise awareness and funds for DonorsChoose.org, and to remind my fans that a small gesture can make a large impact on the very basic materials classrooms need for teachers to help students reach their full potential.”

See what else Katy has to say in this cool PSA that was released, and follow along with the campaign on via #MakeRoarHappen:

Here is some of what Staples is doing to ‘Make Roar Happen’ on top of their $1 million donation:

· Staples’ customers are invited to ‘Make Roar Happen’ in their local communities and fund teachers’ classroom projects by donating $1 to DonorsChoose.org at their local Staples store or online at www.staples.com/makeroarhappen.
· Those who spend $10 or more will be automatically entered to win tickets to see Katy Perry in concert.
· For those individuals that create a video ‘roaring’ about their teachers, education inspirations or school, they could win a trip to L.A. to meet Katy and attend her concert on September 19.

See below for specific details!

Win a Trip to Meet Katy Perry
Be sure to Visit Staples and enter to win A Trip to Meet Katy Perry and attend her concert on Sept. 19 at the Staples Center by entering the ‘Make Roar Happen’ Video Sweepstakes. Everyone is invited to create videos ‘Roaring’ about their educational goals, inspirational teachers, or how education has positively affected their lives. To enter, upload your ‘Roar’ video at Staples.com/MakeRoarHappen. Entries must be submitted before11:59 PM ET on Sept. 3, and participants must be 18 years or older. Participants are encouraged to share their videos on their social channels using the hashtag #MakeRoarHappen. See official rules at Staples.com/MakeRoarHappen.

Win Tickets to see Katy Perry The Prismatic World Tour Presented by Staples!
Customers who spend $10 or more at any Staples store will receive a unique code(s) based on the total amount spent. Code(s) will be provided on their store receipt to enter online at Staples.com/MakeRoarHappen for a chance to win two tickets to a concert in the U.S. portion of the Katy Perry Prismatic World Tour Presented by Staples. To win tickets, participants must enter the code on their purchase receipt from June 1 to Sept. 25 atStaples.com/MakeRoarHappen. See official rules at Staples.com/MakeRoarHappen.


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