To date, Starbucks employees have delivered over 150 projects amounting to over 10,200 hours spent on community service in the region
In celebration of the company’s 40th anniversary, Starbucks is partnering with nonprofit organizations around the world to host a global month of service throughout April. Part of Starbucks company-wide commitment to create thriving neighborhoods wherever it does business, the global month of service invites partners (employees) and customers to roll up their sleeves and participate in service projects to help create positive, sustainable change in neighborhoods around the world.
To mark our community service commitment in the Middle East, Starbucks partners (employees) have been building on this program for the past three years across nine markets. To date they have delivered over 150 projects amounting to over 10,200 hours spent on community service in the region. Known as Community Connections, this ongoing program aims to connect, discover, and respond to the local neighborhoods & communities.
“Our Involvement in communities and neighborhoods is something Starbucks has been passionate about since inception,” said Rana Shaheen, Regional Communications & CSR Manager, for Starbucks MENA “By mobilizing our partners and customers to be change makers in their communities, we’re tapping into a passionate network of people eager to be a force for good in the neighborhoods where they live and work.”
Global Month of Service Goals
With a focus on benefiting youth and the environment, Starbucks is working with nonprofit organizations around the world to host a variety of service projects throughout April. Harnessing the power of more than 200,000 partners globally, and more than 50 million customers served worldwide each week, the company has set a goal of 200,000 hours of community service to be volunteered during this global month of service.
As part of Starbucks Shared Planet goals, the company has made a commitment to contribute one million hours of community service by 2015. The volunteer hours during this global month of service will help Starbucks reach that goal.
Nonprofit Partners and Activities
As Starbucks teams up with nonprofit organizations in Jordan, the following are examples of some of the community projects that have taken place so far:
Jordan - 7th Circle Neighborhood Cleanup
Starbuck partners (employees), customers and the local community joined hands to clean the streets and repaint the sidewalks in the neighborhood around the 7th circle. Starbucks customers and the local Municipality were proud to take part in the initiative and appreciated the efforts of Starbucks partners in giving back to the local community.
Jordan - Iftar with Dar Al Aman
Starbucks Jordan held an Iftar for children from Dar Al Aman center. The children enjoyed the Iftar activities which included a dance show and received Back to School supplies from Starbucks partners.
Jordan - SOS Village Eid Al Adha Celebration
Starbucks Jordan partners (employees) celebrated Eid Al Adha in SOS Village, a local village home to 100 orphans. Partners visited the kids in their homes; hosted fun edutainment games, served snacks and beverages and distributed winter jackets to all the children.
Information on activities varies city to city. We encourage you to visit http://me.starbucks.com to learn more about our Community Connections Program. To get involved, please contact our store managers at your nearest Starbucks.