Starbucks partners (employees) are trained not only to pour an extra shot of good in each cup but also in everything they do. Now, Starbucks aims to inspire its partners to serve beyond stores and straight to communities where they are a part of. This is in line with the company’s goal to have 100% of its stores globally to participate in a community service starting 2020.
Starbucks is taking steps towards this commitment through celebrating the Global Month of Good annually every April. During this month, Starbucks partners from stores all over the world will lead projects that will help strengthen the communities they serve.
To commemorate the Global Month of Good in the Philippines, Starbucks began inspiring volunteerism among its partners by involving them in several community service projects since April. This time, the partners volunteered for the Renovate to Educate (RED) Project with long-time partner, Teach for the Philippines (TFP).
As a non-profit organization with a mission of providing quality education to Filipino children, TFP works together with Renovate to Educate to rehabilitate classrooms and facilities in public schools across the country.
Recently, a troop of close to 70 Starbucks partners from 26 stores visited the Agripino Manalo National High School in Pateros to refurbish chairs and tables and repaint facilities of the school which has been used as a voting center in the last elections.
By the end of the day, the partners were able to build ten bookshelves, repair and repaint seventy chairs, refurbish nine tables in the school canteen, and repaint an entire classroom and canteen.
Apart from their service through Renovate to Educate, Starbucks also offers more opportunities for their partners to volunteer through partnerships with other organizations, including Haribon Foundation and Habitat for Humanity.
Starbucks has continued to expand its business globally with thousands of stores in different countries. With this huge network, the brand aims to use its scale in doing good and to work towards its mission of nurturing the human spirit – one person, one cup, and one neighborhood at a time. By empowering each of its partners and stores to uplift their communities, Starbucks truly creates ripples of change.