Saturday, September 12, 2009

Starbuck's Call to Action

This is pasted from an email I received from Starbuck's. They ask everyone to pledge to volunteer -- charitable and nonprofit organizations always need volunteers. I hope you will read this and consider pledging some time to help Scrapbook Royalty. We're always looking for a few good volunteers and you don't have to be local to California -- we have lots of things that can be done online, over the phone, and so on.

Also, don't forget to enter to win on our blog --check out this BLOG POST for details. You can win four fab prizes just by leaving a comment!

Thanks for making a difference through
the Starbucks I'm In! campaign.

At the beginning of the year, we asked our customers
and partners (employees) to pledge five hours of
community service in their neighborhoods. The response
was amazing with over 1.25 million hours pledged!

To continue the spirit of service, I wrote you an email
a few months ago to kick-off our Summer Volunteer
Initiative and to encourage you to share your volunteer
story. The response was completely inspiring. I'd like
to share one story with you that was submitted by a
customer named Henry that I think really speaks to
supporting local communities. Please read his story below.

If you would like to share your story, please visit MyStarbucksIdea.
If you are still looking for a way to fulfill your pledge, please visit
the HandsOn website or the V2V network to find a host of
local opportunities.

And now, here's Henry:

My ongoing volunteer action is with the Red Cross. Here in Stamford, CT,
I am on the Disaster Action Team. As recently as last Thursday, we
deployed to assist an elderly couple without lodging after they had an
electrical house fire. I am also on the National Red Cross disaster team,
having deployed to Mississippi for Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and
Louisiana for Hurricane Gustav in 2008. When it comes to really helping
people who are in immediate, frequently desperate need, the Red Cross is
an excellent place to do it, and I heartily recommend it. You do not need
prior experience. Just get in contact with your local chapter and they
will tell you what volunteer opportunities they have, from helping with
blood drives to learning and teaching CPR.

Thanks again!

Anna Cunningham
manager, Global Responsibility

Please consider pledging 5 hours of service a month to help Scrapbook Royalty -- YOU can make a DIFFERENCE! If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, please contact us at If you have a special skill or talent, please let us know--we're looking for web designers, people who know Photoshop, and marketing pros but anyone can help. So what are you waiting for?!

Jennifer Priest
Creative Director (and volunteer!)