Every Starbucks store is a part of a community, and we’re committed to strengthening neighborhoods wherever we do business.
It’s a commitment rooted deep in our heritage and the belief that together – rather than alone – we can use our scale to be a catalyst for positive change.
Throughout the year, our partners (employees) and customers dedicate their time and energy to create positive change in their local neighborhoods. During our Global Month of Service, this commitment to helping communities thrive is exemplified as partners and customers participate in service projects around the world.
This April, we will kick off our third annual Global Month of Service where partners will lead community service projects focused on the individual needs of the neighborhoods where they live and work. We encourage you to check out the projects that are taking place near you, and invite you to get involved to make a positive impact in your community. See what we’re doing on Starbucks Community Service Website.
Serving our Communities Goals and Progress
Goal: Mobilize our partners (employees) and customers to contribute 1 million hours of community service per year by 2015.
Progress through 2012: We increased our service hours in 2012, contributing nearly 40% more hours than the year before.
To learn more about our work in community service read our Global Responsibility Goals & Progress Report.
Now, more than ever, communities are looking to the private sector to share resources and create meaningful change. By mobilizing partners (employees) and the communities we serve, we’re tapping into a passionate network of people eager to be a catalyst for change in their local neighborhoods.
In 2012, we brought together our customers and partners, civic leaders and nonprofit organizations to contribute more than 613,000 hours of service around the world. During April’s Global Month of Service, volunteers made a significant impact in more than 33 countries around the world – with more than 2,100 community service projects completed in just 30 days.
Global Month of Service: What we Accomplished in April 2012
- More than 700,000 individual acts added up to significant impact in more than 34 countries around the world
- More than 2,100 community service projects completed
- More than 230,000 hours of service contributed in just 30 days
- The results from this year’s month of service surpassed last year’s participation with 50 percent more projects around the globe. The more than 50,000 participants this year also contributed 45 percent more hours of meaningful service in their communities.
These achievements are a powerful reminder of what we can accomplish when we work together for a common good.
What We’ll Do Next
We hope you will join us in community service projects this year. Find more Starbucks-organized projects in your area or connect with a barista at your local Starbucks. With your support, we can keep making a positive impact—one person, one neighborhood at a time.
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