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.
Starbucks has created a variety of programs to facilitate community service and giving. And we keep looking for innovative ways to do this, as we did in January 2009 when we saluted customers with a cup of brewed coffee for their pledge of five hours of community service. In 2020, Starbucks celebrated its 22nd anniversary in Thailand with the “22 Together” campaign to express gratitude and care for Thai society. Throughout the month of July, 2020, Starbucks partners (employees) from all stores across the country visited public and private institutions in their communities to deliver 22,000 cups of handcrafted coffees and beverages to healthcare professionals and community workers — the individuals who tirelessly dedicated themselves to society and worked on the frontlines in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
What We’ve Been Doing
The Starbucks Community Service Program encourages volunteering by supporting projects that bring Starbucks partners and customers together to address issues that directly affect their communities. Launched in April 2010, this program allows our partners to organize projects such as mentoring students at an after-school program, improving hiking trails and conducting park clean-ups in conjunction with local non-profit organisations.
Starbucks will make Community Service Grants between US$1,000 and US$2,500 for completed projects that meet minimum criteria and demonstrate significant impact and engagement.