Watch the stories of Wil Scott and fellow Houston store manager Jen Do, truly inspirational Starbucks partners who stood up when the need was great.
In the midst of Hurricane Harvey, Jen Do began volunteering long hours with the Houston police making sure they were fed, had dry clothes and a listening ear. By the time the waters receded, both she and Sgt. Tom Hayes had gained an enduring friendship, and were bound by losses.
Hurricane Harvey flooded the homes of thousands in the Houston area – but it also revealed heroes like Wil Scott who didn’t only help in the immediate crisis, but continue to volunteer, long after the waters receded, to help others rebuild their lives.
National Coffee with a Cop Day forge connections between police and the people they serve. The program began in Hawthorne, Calif., in response to officers brainstorming ways to boost interaction with the community.
A group of Starbucks social media managers and artists "surprise and delight" customers with personalized cups as part of the company's #CoffeeLoveCups Twitter campaign on National Coffee Day.
Your neighborhood Starbucks may look a little different this National Coffee Day. Starting tomorrow (Sept. 29) and lasting through the weekend, menu boards in participating U.S. Starbucks stores will recognize all the good that’s come from each coffee purchase, helping coffee-growing communities around the world.
In the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, worry among those in Puerto Rico grows – but so does a sense of community as neighbors come together. Starbucks, which has 462 partners on the island, is committed to helping rebuild with a $250,000 donation.
National Coffee Day, celebrated Sept. 29, offers Starbucks an opportunity to highlight the importance of ethically-sourced coffee.