A Starbucks Original Series: An entrepreneur mines talent to rebuild the economy in Appalachia. Entrepreneur Brandon Dennison decided to address poverty in his native West Virginia by extending a hand of opportunity to former coal miners.
Joe Biden, Howard Schultz, Dr. Amy Gutmann were among those who honored Sen. John McCain Monday evening for his lifetime of service. The prestigious Liberty Medal was awarded by the National Constitution Center.
A Starbucks Original Series: After taking a bullet in the face, a woman forgives her assailant and fights to free him. Ian Manuel was just 13 when he shot Debbie Baigrie. A year into his life sentence, he called her to apologize. That eventually led to her forgiveness, an unlikely friendship and a mission to help free him.
The Starbucks Foundation is donating $150,000 toward relief efforts due to the California wildfires. Of that, $50,000 will benefit the American Red Cross. The foundation will also match up to $100,000 in donations made in stores or on the Starbucks app to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.
A Starbucks Original Series: A mother rallies neighbors and quells critics to make her city a home for refugees. Mary Poole, a mother with no background in foreign policy, convinced her community to welcome refugees by harnessing hundreds of volunteers and embracing her opponents.
A Starbucks Original Series: Two Navy SEALs help wounded warriors regain strength and confidence through surfing. Navy SEALs Alex West and Kyle Buckett spend their nights and weekends designing specialized surfboards for wounded warriors, helping them find strength and confidence in the waves.
A Starbucks Original Series: A chef bets his career on a restaurant run by former juvenile delinquents. Chad Houser quit his job as the executive chef at a hot Dallas eatery and risked his career to open a restaurant staffed almost exclusively by former juvenile detention inmates.
To mark the release of Season 2 of Upstanders, Starbucks series highlighting ordinary people doing extraordinary things to create positive change, the Starbucks Foundation is launching the “Upstanders Challenge” and awarding more than half a million dollars in grants to charities making a difference in their communities.