READING, MA- March 9, 2021 In an effort of giving back to their local communities, Staples Store #1558, 34 Walkers Brook Drive in Reading generously donated PPE items; including hand sanitizer, antibacterial wipes, mask headbands and more to All Care VNA & Hospice in Lynn.   

Staples has a large Charitable Giving program that donates in many capacities such as offering grants, and sponsorships to non-profit organizations focused on education, job skills and more. They also encourage their customers, associates, and partners to donate on a local level.   

In Reading customers and employees are asked at checkout if they would like to donate to their community fund and each quarter a local non-profit is selected to receive a donation.  Since COVID-19 they decided they wanted to donate to healthcare workers  

Jamie Bradley, Print & Marketing Supervisor at Staples in Reading, who has always supported his community through volunteer work, was working with All Care and thought they would be a great candidate for their store’s donation.  He presented the idea to his manager, Mellissa Lajoie, who was excited as she was very familiar with All Care; her mother worked at the agency as a physical therapist. 

Mellissa Lajoie, Assistant Manager of Staples in Reading says “All Care’s home healthcare workers are true heroes caring for people in their home.  All Care is very community and family oriented, and Staples is too. We thought it was the perfect fit”.  

“It is wonderful to see a large international corporation like Staples giving back on a local level. We are so grateful for this donation and were honored to be chosen by Staples” says Amy O’Brien, Director of Development and Fundraising at All Care VNA & Hospice.    

From left: Staples Reading Mellissa Lajoie of Salem, Jamie Bradley of Beverly, and All Care’s Amy O’Brien of Reading