Starbucks Create Jobs Bracelets

November 9, 2011 Katja Presnal

Starbucks Create Jobs Bracelets

Thousands of participating Starbucks-operated stores across the country and are now accepting donations to help create and sustain jobs. Donors who contribute $5 or more will receive a red, white and blue wristband with the message “Indivisible.” In addition Starbucks Foundation donated $5 million in seed money. 100% of the donations will go to community development financial institutions (CDFIs) to finance underserved community businesses—small businesses, microenterprises, nonprofit organizations, commercial real estate developers, and affordable housing developers. All of these community businesses help to create and sustain local jobs. Now, all this sounds great, and I hear they are helping a lot of companies via micro-financing and helping small businesses to kick start their companies or expand and hire more people. But I can’t help but think – would my $5 be better spent to support a local business and help those people to keep their jobs? I also can’t help but think how many people Starbucks could be able to give jobs if they started manufacturing their coffee cups in the US? You can read about success stories that have been made possible via this program. ,

Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work. Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners. She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

Comment (1)

  1. David Oliver

    I was with you until “…commercial real estate deveopers”. Excuse me? Speculation in real estate is what caused the latest financial crisis. I like this concept, but I worry there is something else going on behind the scenes, given the parties funded.

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