Staples Foundation Award Recipients

Congratulations to our 1st Annual Kauses4Kids, Inc. / Staples 2 Million & Change Foundation Award Recipients

What began as an organic idea proposed by Kauses4Kids, Inc. Board Member (Stevie Oliver), executed by way of a grant proposal submitted by Board Member (Walter Szablewski-Staples Account Manager), in collaboration with  AVID County Coordinator (Laura Round), Kauses was able to award tablets and laptops to local youth-each of whom demonstrate excellence through academics, service, and leadership.

Congratulations, and job well done for EVERY student who applied, and on behalf of Kauses4Kids Board members, we are so very proud of each student and their efforts.

Our only regret is that we could not award each student, as they ARE all deserving.

Freedom High SchoolOak Ridge High SchoolUniversity High School
Daniela BenavidesDestiny CruzJoseph Esquivel
Cashira CheryRosa FloresSamantha Johnson
Leah DavisJude JossirinAriel White
Sabrina DemskiJoel Rivera
Natasha Hernandez
Wadeline Souffrant
Melissa Rodriguez


Thank You:

photo-4Dear Kauses4Kids,

I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to you and the committee for selecting me as a recipient of the Kauses4Kids Award. I am so humbled to have been chosen for this award knowing that there were many qualified applicants. On behalf of the student winners and the entire AVID Program at Freedom High School, thank you for continuing to support and encourage higher education. Your kindness and generosity is greatly appreciated.

Wadeline Souffrant

destiny-cruzDear Mr. Hughley/Kauses4Kids,

I am writing you today to simply say Thank you!  🙂 I am very happy to be awarded the tablet and the Kause4kids certificate. This tablet will come in handy especially for the rest of my years in school. I appreciate the work you do to help students maximize their own potential and determination. I am truly blessed and honored to be chosen for such an outstanding award. I am very grateful that you presented me the award at our AVID banquet. I am able to turn in work for my classes, check my grades on progress book and also I am able to email my teachers if i have any problems with an assignment or if i have any questions.  Thank you again for picking me for such an extravagant gift.☺

Destiny Cruz

jose-riveraMr. Hughley,

Thank you very much for the electronic device. I am grateful to have it. I use my device everyday to create designs on Photoshop. I’ve bought a case for it, a mouse, a keyboard, and USB adapters for it as well. Again, I appreciate your organization allowing students to have the opportunity to apply for such a great tool to use academically. I hope that you will continue to offer this scholarship in the future.

Joel Rivera

jossirinMr. Hughley,

Thank you so much for such a wonderful opportunity and awarding me with such a great prize at our AVID ceremony. You are such an inspiring individual, your testimony touched me so much and many others. You creating Kauses4Kids with a past like yours is tremendous. I want you to know that I appreciate everything that you went through and everything you did in order to help me out. Your legacy will continue to inspire the hearts and minds of everyone that hear your story. I have been able to utilize the tablet in my everyday school life. It really makes life a lot easier! I really appreciate that.

Jude-Mika, Jossirin

Dear Mr. Hughley,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your generosity in allowing me to be the recipient of the Kauses4Kids scholarship. I am very honored to have been able to have had this opportunity. I want to assure you I will further my academics through this scholarship and I will take advantage of this amazing opportunity.

This scholarship has motivated me further towards my academics, and dreams of becoming a writer. I truly value your willingness in helping me achieve my goals. I couldn’t be anymore thankful because with the computer I received I can push myself in going above and beyond in my classes. I now have an opportunity to apply to various scholarships from home and inform myself on the process of applying to college. The computer I received helped open doors for my future that I never saw possible.

Thank you again for the Kauses4Kids scholarship. I appreciate the generous contribution you have made towards my education.

Rosa Flores

cashiraDear Kauses4Kids,

Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity you have presented me with. This opportunity will lead to my success in my education. I truly appreciate what your team is doing and hope that I, too, become somebody’s Gandhi.

Cashira Chery
SGA Philanthropist


leah-davisDear Kauses4Kids,

Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to gain one extra step in my college readiness. It is important to me to take advantage of any scholarship or give away and you have aided me and continue to aid me constantly in my school work and future dreams. Thank you!!!!!

Leah Davis