Starbucks® Canada celebrates its Global Month of Service in April with volunteer events across the country

Starbucks® Canada celebrates its Global Month of Service in April with 
volunteer events across the country 
Starbucks Canada partners, customers and local organizations come together to 
strengthen their communities by creating lasting and meaningful change 
TORONTO, April 8, 2013 /CNW/ - April marks Starbucks Coffee Company's Global 
Month of Service and to celebrate in Canada, Starbucks is inviting Canadian 
customers across the country to join its partners (employees) and local 
community groups for volunteer service projects across Canada.  Building on 
the success of the last two years, Starbucks Canada has set ambitious, 
record-breaking targets of 20,000 hours of service and 100 events across the 
country, as it expands its third-annual Global Month of Service and its entire 
2013 community service agenda. As part of the 2013 Global Month of Service 
activities, there will be three marquee events held in Vancouver (April 20), 
Toronto (April 27), and, for the first time, Montreal (April 28). 
"Global Month of Service is an incredible opportunity for Starbucks partners 
and customers to drive positive, sustainable change in the communities where 
we live and work," says Luisa Girotto, public affairs director, Starbucks 
Canada. "It is a highlight in Starbucks annual commitment to making a local 
impact on a global scale. Now in its third year, Global Month of Service 
continues to grow in Canada with more events, enabling more partners and 
customers to contribute thousands of hours of service that will strengthen 
communities across the country." 
Thousands of Starbucks partners, customers and community organizations around 
the world will be coming together in April to help make their individual 
communities stronger. Canadians who are interested in participating in a local 
service event can go to their nearest participating Starbucks® store or visit 
www.community.starbucks.com to find a project near them. 
"Our partners' involvement in the neighborhoods we serve has always been at 
the core of our company's values," says Girotto. "We are proud of the 
difference our Canadian partners and customers are making during the month of 
April and throughout the year to inspire moments of connection where we work 
and live." 
Starbucks Canada's Global Month of Service signature events in Vancouver, 
Toronto and Montreal will be held in collaboration with the following 
organizations: 


    --  Strathcona Community Centre, Vancouver. In 2011, Vancouver
        became the first city in Canada to take part in Starbucks
        Global Month of Service. Continuing this tradition, volunteers
        will return to the Strathcona Community Centre on Saturday,
        April 20. This year's priorities include the complete make-over
        of the Garden-Play Space; the creation of an original work of
        art at the MacLean Park Spray Pool; rejuvenation of the
        activity room; the construction of garden and herb planters at
        MacLean House; and improvements to f the Youth Activity Lounge.
        Space is available for 325 partners and customers to
        participate.
    --  Harbourfront Community Centre, Toronto. This year, 350
        volunteers and partners will build on last year's phenomenal
        success by revisiting Harbourfront Community Centre on
        Saturday, April 27. Volunteers will have an opportunity to help
        revamp the centre's activity rooms; lend a hand at Toronto
        Community Housing to build community gardens and courtyards and
        support community maintenance activities
    --  Dawson Community Centre, Montreal. Starbucks is thrilled to
        announce that in addition to local events in Quebec, it will
        host its first signature Global Month of Service event in
        Montreal.  This event is open to 100 partners and customers and
        will be held on Sunday, April 28(th) at the Dawson Community
        Centre.    Partners and customers will join community centre
        staff to help rejuvenate the youth space through painting,
        building and assembly activities.

Starbucks is proud to support and strengthen our local communities. By 2015, 
Starbucks is aiming to reach one-million hours of worldwide service. As part 
of that goal, in Canada, Starbucks is targeting 50,000 service hours annually 
by 2015. Starbucks Canada's 2013 goal is 38,000 hours. For more 
information about Global Month of Service, please visit 
www.community.starbucks.com and search for events in your neighbourhood.

About Starbucks Corporation

Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing 
and roasting the highest-quality arabica coffee. Today, with stores around the 
globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in 
the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding 
principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every 
customer through every cup. To share in the experience, please visit us in our 
stores or online at www.Starbucks.ca.

Contact:

Carly Suppa Starbucks Coffee Company press@Starbucks.com

Sarah Shelest Edelman 416.849.8925 sarah.shelest@edelman.com

SOURCE: Starbucks Coffee Company

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