Staples to celebrate opening of first Woodbury storeStaples, Inc. will celebrate the opening of its first store in Woodbury with a $15,000 grant from Staples Foundation for Learning to the PACER Center on Feb. 23 at noon.
By: Special to the Bulletin, Woodbury Bulletin
Staples, Inc. will celebrate the opening of its first store in Woodbury with a $15,000 grant from Staples Foundation for Learning to the PACER Center on Feb. 23 at noon.
Staples General Manager Lynn Sandbeck will join Woodbury Mayor Bill Hargis and Chief Operating and Development Officer of the PACER Center Mary Schrock in a unique ribbon-shredding ceremony. Representatives from the Woodbury Chamber of Commerce will also attend the celebration.
The event marks the official opening of the new Staples at Woodbury Marketplace, 9885 Hudson Place.
This donation will support Project C3: Connecting Youth to Communities and Careers, which enables local youth with disabilities to increase their career opportunities through internships. This program helps young adults develop job skills through database management, effective presentations and peer-to-peer mentoring.
“Staples is committed to building a better community in Woodbury by supporting organizations that help local youth succeed,” said Lynn Sandbeck, general manager of Staples. “Through this contribution from Staples Foundation for Learning we are helping the PACER Center enrich and expand educational opportunities for students in the area.”
“Staples is serving Woodbury not only as a valuable economic resource, but also as a community partner that supports local charities,” said Paula Goldberg, executive director of the PACER Center. “We greatly appreciate this donation that will help provide the resources needed to educate our students.”
To further demonstrate its commitment to the Twin Cities, Staples Foundation for Learning has also awarded a $10,000 grant to Community Design Center of Minnesota. The grant will support the Conservation Training and Education program, which combines youth internships and environmental education to increases students’ understanding of and appreciation for ecology.
Local residents are invited to the Staples store opening event for refreshments and a chance to visit the interactive stations featuring the latest products and services from Staples.
The 20,000-square-foot Woodbury Staples store’s regular hours will be Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The store will employ approximately 20 full and part-time associates.
For more information about Staples, visit www.staples.com.