Thank you to everyone who participated in the Habitat for Humanity - Daly City project on February 1st. I was amazed and humbled by the incredible response and hard work done by all of our volunteers. Let's plan on going back soon!
Thank you for your support and involvement for the Make A Wish Foundation on Saturday night! If I can just have you record your impact to the event.-
The make a wish event went great. Shaylene## Michael and I, arrived at the store at 4pm## to brew coffee and get all the supplies together from the store. We brought 3 - 5 gallon cambros## of coffee (House, Veranda, and Decaf pike) and 1 - 5 gallon cambro## of hot water for tea. We had cream, sugar and condiment# bar powders for everyone to fix up there coffee like they would be able to in a store. I donated a big gift basket which sold for $105 in the silent auction. We arrived at the Sacramento convention center at 630 and set up our station in the VIP live auction/ dinner room and we were able to attend# the event for an hour before serving coffee. It was a great time, tasting all the great food from local restaurants. We served coffe# in the VIP room until 11pm#. It was an amazing place to be. We got to hear from the family of Josh, a 4 year old cancer survivor who got his wish granted this last year through Make a Wish of getting to feed a real elephant a peanut. We also got to see the live auction and it was truly inspiring to see people come together for such a great cause. (Nicole Wise Store manager store #6646)
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We’re encouraging Starbucks partners to contribute volunteer hours in their communities and record their efforts on our newly designed site – now open to customers too. Partners can create or lead existing community service projects in their neighborhoods and invite customers to join them. Last year in the U.S. and Canada, Starbucks partners led more than 2,000 service projects. With your help we can grow the number of projects and the impact this year.
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We painted kitchen shelves, made beds, swept cabins, weeded, covered fossils and sprayed sealant on dinosaur's around the dinosaur dig. We had lunch in fron of their amazing theatre before the tour of their impressive grounds. They had a golf coarse, rock wall, sport court, zip line, ropes and much more. They had wheel chair accessability to everything.
Their programsa are:
Environmental Education for special education and mainstream students enrolled in 1st-12th grade at twenty Texas public school districts.
Weekend Retreat Program allow hospitals and support groups to visit the retreat where children, their siblings, parents and medical providers enjoy respite and recreation. It addresses the need for fun, safe, ability-appropriate activities for children with special needs and their families, as well as fostering a great sense of community among those impacted. Approximately 500 children and adults are served through the Retreat Program annually,
The Summer Camp Program encourages children with chronic illness to participate in one of twelve week-long, diagnosis-specific camps by arrangement with their hospital or professional organization. It encourages physical achievement and social development through specialized activities. PKRC hosts over 700 campers each summer. In partnership with hospitals, health organizations, and families, PKRC offers fun and inspiring camps for kids and teens from across the state of Texas. Summer camps provide activities and adventures for children with disabilities or chronic illness, and offer experiences not otherwise available to these incredible kids.
Physical Therapy camps
is a partnership with Kidz Therapeze in Killeen, offering services at the retreat’s nature preserve for children and young adults, ages 5-22, with disabilities or chronic illness.
Just to add to your project recap: Over 18 stores from 2 districts from area 78 in Virginia and Maryland participated in collecting over 300 toys, books, DVDs, and video games for Starlight Children's Foundation, as well as bags and bags of partner marked out coffee and Via for nurses and volunteers at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children. 34 partners attended this 3 hour event, bringing cheer, gifts, singing carols and serving coffee and hot chocolate to children, nurses, and volunteers who were hospital bound this holiday season. It was as amazing for us as it was for them. Danielle at Pan Am, thanks for the photos !! I know everyone who participated got a warm feeling from seeing the wide-eyed faces of the many happy children, the amazement of the volunteers, and the true sense of community engendered by this inspiring event!! Thanks again to all who participated!!
-Stewart Schreoder, Tysons Corner Center - East #11208
Hi Susan and team, have fun with this event... I will not be able to attend since I fly to Seattle this day... I appreciate you all being locally relevant in your communities... I look forward to seeing the pictures and how it went... take care and have fun...
Hi everyone, I am looking forward to participating in this event... I will also be bringing my hubby Tom who will also help. I appreciate the local relevance of this partnership and I know it will add alot to the local community... Yippie !!
In January of 1995, YouthPride's founders recognized the growing number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQQ) young people seeking support in Atlanta's mental health system. The need for a safe, supportive environment in all institutions serving youth was clear.
Over the next few years, increasing numbers of LGBTQQ youth discovered YouthPride. Supported then entirely by adult volunteers, the organization soon outgrew the spaces it borrowed from area businesses and community centers. According to the youth, what YP needed, above all else, was a safe, youth-only, secure space where they could drop-in and connect with people like themselves.
YouthPride moved into its first space in 1998 in Candler Park. However, the increasing number of participants soon forced the organization to look for a larger home. In August 2000, YouthPride opened its doors to new space in historic Downtown Decatur. The number of youth members continued growing and we again outgrew our home. In September 2005, YouthPride relocated to a 4,100 sq. ft. facility located in the trendy, "family-friendly" neighborhood of Inman Park. Here, YouthPride provides a safe, comfortable space where youth can conduct support and discussion groups, plan youth-led workshops, utilize library and computer resources, attend social gatherings, or explore educational and career opportunities.
YouthPride remains metro Atlanta's only LGBTQQ organization dedicated solely to the needs and interests of yout
What an amazing organization. This all volunteer staff serves lunch six days a week and dinner one night a week. They help with school lunch programs, feed the homeless and those that just need a little help. They will help you find a job, help you prepare for the interview and even give you clothes for the interview if you need them. This year they will be open on Thanksgiving Day and they are expecting to serve about 500 dinners.
I truly enjoyed the day and encourage everyone to take a day and volunteer either at this organization or another. We all have something to give, even if it is only our time.
This was a really great event. The Boys and Girls club has a beautiful facility and the leaders there put a great deal of time and effort into giving the boys a great night. The kids were all really nice and it was great to see how many mentor volunteers there were. I am looking forward to the girls night out event in the spring.
Hello and thank you for your interest in this event. If you are joining us, welcome aboard! In addition to joining here please log onto AutismSpeaks.org On the top blue bar of the home page is a link for walk events. Please search for the walk in Rochester NY. You can then join our team there. We are team STARBUCKS ROCHESTER
This will allow you to recruit family members, friends, and customers to walk with us as well. It will also allow you to fundraise. Every single dollar raised goes to helping children and adults living with Autism.
So far we are the top earning company listed on the website for this walk, and we have not yet even begun to fundraise. Anything you can donate is matched by the Starbucks matching gift grant. Anything you family and friends can raise goes to the over all team fundraising goal. We are also looking for partners to work the refreshment booth which will be much appreciated by all the thirsty walkers and goes a long way to spread our good will to the community. Your time spent working at this event and walking for this event adds up and STARBUCKS will make a donation to AutismSpeaks.org based upon how much time we invest.