We believe that being involved in our communities is not only the right thing to do, it’s also good business.
Year after year, our partners (employees) and customers inspire and amaze us with how they come together to make the world a better place.
From the neighborhoods where our stores are located, to the ones where our coffee is grown – we are committed to helping communities thrive where we do business.
Bringing people together, inspiring change and making a difference in people's lives – it's all part of being a good neighbor. And it's a commitment rooted in the belief that we can balance profitability and a social conscience.
We believe in helping communities thrive.
Every Starbucks is a part of a community, and we’re committed to helping neighborhoods thrive wherever we do business. It’s a commitment rooted deep in our heritage and the belief that we can use our scale to be a catalyst for positive change.
Global Month of Service
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 second 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 our Community website.
We’re proud to share the extraordinary results from our Global Month of Service in April 2011. A sincere thank you to the thousands of Starbucks partners, customers, community members and local organizations from around the world who joined together to make a positive impact. We hope to see you again this April!
What we Accomplished in April 2011
- Nearly 60,000 volunteers participated from across 30 countries on 4 continents
- More than 252,000 people globally benefited from our service
- More than 1,400 community service projects completed
- More than 156,000 hours of service contributed in just 30 days—that’s equivalent to 76 people working full-time for a year
- Approx. $3.3 million (USD) of financial value invested in communities through service*
Our Commitment as Corporate Citizens
Now, more than ever, communities are relying on the private sector to share resources and help drive meaningful change. At Starbucks, we’ve always valued community service, and our partners have been fostering this “culture of good” since we opened our first store in 1971.
Organizations such as HandsOn Network, UK Youth, Volunteer Canada, and Charyou, have also been instrumental in our efforts to help tackle social challenges and improve economic opportunities in communities where we do business.
Join the Movement
We hope you will join us in future community service projects. 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.
*According to HandsOn Network, the volunteer-focused arm of Points of Light Institute and the largest volunteer network in the U.S.