Starbucks Thanks Customers and Partners for Taking Action in More Than 700,000 Ways to Help Communities Thrive
SEATTLE, May 30, 2012 – This April, Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) celebrated the dedication to community shown by its customers and partners (employees) all year long by inviting them to participate in three innovative community programs that were designed to personalize individual involvement and create real change at the local level:
- The second annual Global Month of Service provided individuals the opportunity to participate in more than 2,000 hands-on service projects, contributing more than 230,000 hours of service to local communities around the world
- Vote.Give.Grow empowered customers and partners in the U.S. to vote online to help allocate $4 million amongst 124 local NGOs
- The ongoing Create Jobs for USA program raised funds to help create and sustain jobs throughout the United States
In an effort that spanned 34 countries, 2,157 service projects and 1,120 nonprofit organizations, Starbucks customers and partners created significant global impact from Beijing to Berlin to Nashville and everywhere in between. Taking action across these three programs, participants demonstrated that many individual acts add up to a significant impact. Together, partners and customers contributed more than 700,000 unique acts that made a difference around the world during the month of April.