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Starbucks' Donations Raise Enough to Help 3,800 People With HIV

December 22, 2008

Coffee retailer Starbucks announced on Thursday its customers' purchases of certain products have generated enough contributions to provide one year of antiretroviral therapy to more than 3,800 Africans with HIV. Since Nov. 27, the chain has donated five cents from each sale of three holiday coffees to (RED), a private organization that channels assistance to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. The (RED) products do not cost extra. Starbucks also announced plans for continuing the partnership beyond the holiday season. Beginning Jan. 3, the company will introduce a new stored-value customer rewards card that will trigger a five-cent corporate contribution to the Global Fund each time it is used through Dec. 31, 2009.

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Adapted from:
Seattle Post Intelligencer
12.19.2008; Andrea James


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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