Staples and global pop music superstar Katy Perry continue to “Make Roar Happen” in Manhattan today by announcing 144 local classroom projects have been funded as part of Staples’ $1 million donation to DonorsChoose.org.

Staples fully funded every DonorsChoose.org classroom project from schools located in Manhattan today. This $149,430.51 donation helped 103 teachers fulfill classroom needs and helped more than 11,000 students in Manhattan. For example, Jennifer Nelson at the Future Leaders Institute Charter School will receive funding for a three day field trip to Washington, D.C.; and Christine Fryer at the High School Law Advocacy/Community Justice will receive dictionaries, books and supplies for her Advanced Placement World History class.

“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 have a huge impact on the very basic materials classrooms need for teachers to help students reach their full potential,” said Katy Perry.

Staples and Katy Perry teamed up to “Make Roar Happen” and support teachers. Through the “Make Roar Happen” program, Katy Perry will help Staples raise awareness of how to help teachers with a $1 donation either in store or on Staples.com. As part of the program, Staples, the presenting sponsor of the North American leg of the Katy Perry Prismatic World Tour, donated $1 million to DonorsChoose.org, a charity which has helped fund more than 450,000 classroom projects for teachers and impacted more than 11 million students. $149,430.51 of that donation went to Manhattan classrooms today.

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