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Bella Thorne Helps Support The 5th Annual Staples for Students School Supply Drive

Thu, July 26, 2012 2:18pm EDT by Russ Weakland Add first Comment
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Staples, & Bella Thorne team up to help kids in need during the 2012 Teen Choice Awards!

Staples and along with teen actress and recording artist Bella Thorne teamed up with celebrities including Harry Shum, Jr., Kendall and Kylie Jenner, JoJo, Kat Graham and teen volunteers to stuff backpacks with school supplies for Los Angeles-area students in need.

The annual Staples for Students celebrity school supply drive at the Globe Theater at Universal Studios on July 22 that followed the Teen Choice Awards was a complete success! The event celebrated the season-long campaign that provides a chance for teens across the country to give back to their community.

“I am so excited to celebrate this awesome program with my fans and fellow celebrities with the help of Staples and,” said Bella Thorne. “It’s an honor to be the face of this campaign, and I encourage everyone to get involved to collect supplies.”

Led by Thorne, teen volunteers worked with celebrities to fill hundreds of backpacks with school essentials donated by Staples. As part of the fifth annual campaign partnering with, Staples will also provide more than $125,000 worth of supplies to students nationwide to ensure they go back to school with the necessary supplies they need to succeed.

Thorne also entertained guests with the first performance of her newest original single, “Can’t Stay Away,” with emerging boy-band IM5 followed by Elton John protégé, Tallia Storm, making her U.S. debut performance.

The Staples for Students campaign also features a public service announcement (PSA) starring Thorne airing on television and radio stations nationwide. Staples for Students continues to accept donations at all Staples stores nationwide through Sept. 15. Teens can get all of the information they need to take action by visiting

Since 2008, the campaign has raised more than $2 million for hundreds of thousands of students in need throughout the country. Past celebrity supporters have included Jordin Sparks, Ciara, Nikki Reed and the cast of Pretty Little Liars.

So HollywoodLifers, For more information on this wonderful cause, please visit for more details!

Russ Weakland