Starbucks Mexico held a fundraiser allowing customers at any of its 630 Mexican stores to donate a peso — about 5 cents.The month-long campaign raised $456,000, which will go to support local relief and rebuilding efforts.
The store, which employs six military spouses and four veterans, is a hub of support for the community and each other, particularly during deployments. Every Friday, all partners wear red shirts to ‘Remember Everyone Deployed.’
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.
On the eve of the launch of Starbucks Upstanders' second season, we check in on some of the remarkable people we featured last year to find out what’s changed for them – and what's next..
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.
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.
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.
Caring Unites Partners, or CUP Fund, is a Starbucks partner-funded program that helps partners in need. CUP Fund administrators have processed 1,163 grants worth $731,000 related to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, roughly equivalent to the number of grants typically processed in three months of work.