School supplies being collected

Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Staples are teaming with teen actor Jake T. Austin to launch the sixth annual “Staples for Students National School Supply Drive” for kids in need. The local Staples, at 646 W Market St., is participating.

Now through Sept. 28, Staples customers can donate $1 or more at their local Staples store, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting local students at the Boys & Girls Club.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s mission is to enable youth to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. The Staples for Students school supply drive supports this mission by helping young people return to school prepared to learn and succeed.

To start the campaign, Staples is to donate $125,000 worth of school supplies to the program this year.

Teens are encouraged to spread the word on social media. During July, they can visit the Staples for Students Facebook page, where Austin is to take followers through a series of interactive missions to help drive donations.

As missions are completed, teens are to be rewarded with donations on their behalf to Boys & Girls Clubs, coupons for school supplies and opportunities to participate in sweepstakes.