31 Mar '16, 1pm

A History of Giving Fuels Starbucks Global Month of Service

It had to be something special. Six years ago, when a group of Starbucks partners (employees) began planning the company’s 40th anniversary, it was clear the celebration needed to be a manifestation of the company’s mission and values . Rodney Hines, director of Community Investments for Starbucks U.S. Retail Operations, suggested incorporating volunteer service into the celebration. “What truly embodies the spirit of our company is courage and passion – courage and passion to improve the lot of others and to not be a bystander,” said Hines. “We thought what better way to recognize four decades of Starbucks in locations around the world than a global service project.” One day or one week didn’t allow enough time for hundreds of thousands of partners to participate in community service projects. Realizing it would take at least a month, Starbucks Global Month of Service was...

Full article: https://news.starbucks.com/news/origin-of-starbucks-globa...

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