24 Apr '14, 1pm

Starbucks Partners and Customers Work Together to Improve Communities in China and Korea #extrash…

Almost every major city around the world has some neighborhoods with drab, concrete walls that make the area look uninviting or even unsafe. It’s amazing what a difference splashes of colorful paint can make. Recently, more than 300 Starbucks China partners (employees) and volunteers gathered to transform the Hongmei Community in Shanghai. After sweeping the streets, they began painting murals on concrete walls bordering several roads. Images of green grass and trees, bright flowers and rainbows, smiling children riding school busses and balloons floating through the blue sky appeared on the walls within hours. The volunteer work is a part of Starbucks Global Month of Service. Although community service is a year-round commitment, there is an emphasis on the month of April when partners, customers and nonprofit groups unite to work on an estimated 2,000 projects in 40 coun...

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