Starbucks stores nominate 40 local charities across Britain to receive £1000 this summer
40 local charities, from groups helping the homeless to a children’s respite centre, are benefitting from Starbucks grants. Summer can be a difficult time of year for charities – with many people going away on holiday, lots of organisations see a decrease in volunteers and financial donations. However, these organisations still need support during the summer months, which is why Starbucks decided to launch its summer charity campaign in partnership with Neighbourly, donating funds to 40 charities across Britain. At Starbucks, making a positive difference in the local community is a priority for each store team. In July, 40 stores across Britain were given the chance to nominate a local charity of their choice to receive a £1,000 donation and mark the start of a long-term relationship with the cause. The team at Edinburgh’s Waverley Steps store chose to support Steps to Hope SCIO, a local charity dedicated to supporting those who are homeless or affected by addiction. The store manager and the team chose Steps to Hope because the founder comes into the store every Monday to buy coffee to take to the homeless community and the team wanted to help out whilst the charity wait for official funding.