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Starbucks is lending its support of the first European Vocational Skills Week by showcasing the company’s initiatives to help young people prepare for and secure jobs.
Starbucks Vietnam and The Asia Foundation have launched a one-year vocational training program in Hanoi to prepare young people from disadvantaged backgrounds for careers in Vietnam’s fast-growing food and beverage industry.
Starbucks and its customers have raised enough funds to plant nearly 22 million new rust-resistant coffee trees, exceeding its goal to raise 20 million as part of the company's One Tree for Every Bag Commitment.
On World AIDS Day, December 1, Starbucks will donate 25 cents for every handcrafted holiday beverage purchased in participating stores in the U.S. and Canada to the Global Fund to help fight AIDS. In stores, baristas will be displaying the (Red) parenthesis on name tags and contributing to the cause in other ways.
Starbucks and many other companies launch an unprecedented effort to raise over $3 million to provide safe emergency shelter for the estimated 500 unsheltered families in King County, including hundreds of children.
As a member of the Starbucks veterans and military spouse community, Suzzanne Freeborn embodies mission-driven sensibility and work ethic of those connected to military service. She volunteers on behalf of neglected children.
Teams of 800 runners, walkers and cyclists carried an American flag from the Northwest to the Southeast in an effort to raise awareness of veterans service organizations and their work supporting veterans. The route started in Washington state on September 11, heading south through Southern California before turning east and continuing through the Southwest and the Gulf Coast, ending in Tampa on November 11.
During National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Starbucks is inviting customers to purchase a Power Lunch and, in return, the company will donate one to Feeding America and its network of local food banks.