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Seattle Works, Starbucks and United Way team up to send 800 volunteers downtown! May 10, 2013

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Starbucks Volunteers at a Compass Housing site in Pioneer Square
Each year, Starbucks celebrates its Global Month of Service by sending its partners and customers out to volunteer in communities around the world. As we have for the past few years, Seattle Works–along with our friends at United Way of King County–got to help Starbucks pull off its local Month of Service efforts here in Seattle in April and the results were huge!lake union starbucks vols april 25 002

Over the course of five days, Starbucks sent over 800 volunteers to 92 projects at 24 nonprofits in the downtown corridor. Volunteers did everything from painting murals and apartment buildings to serving breakfast at shelters, treating women in transitional housing to a spa day and refurbishing used shoes for over 200 homeless men, women and children. Whew! photo

We heard only rave reviews about Starbucks’ volunteers from project hosts–“This is by far one of the best group experiences I’ve ever had”–and we were thrilled to get the chance to help connect them!

Thanks to our 24 project hosts for the incredible work they did in helping us pull of such a huge week–Capitol Hill Housing, Compass Housing, DESC, FareStart, Food Lifeline, Mary’s Place, New Horizons, Northwest Harvest, Operation: Sack Lunch, Pike Place Market Foundation, Plymouth Housing, Real Change, Redeeming Soles, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Parks & Recreation, Seattle YMCA, YWCA, The Y @ Cascade People’s Center, Treehouse, Union Gospel Mission, United Way of King County, Urban ArtWorks, Wellspring Family Services, and YouthCare!

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