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30 November 2009 @ 04:28 pm
World AIDS Day 2009  

Tommorrow (December 1st) is World AIDS Day. I really hope that everyone out there is helping out in some way whether it's organizing an event, volunteering, or donating money.

If you can't do any of that, then please at least go to your local Starbucks and buy a coffee. I spoke with Starbucks corporate today and it is ANY of their handcrafted coffees. That means if you buy any coffee that the barista makes, they will donate 5 cents to the Global Fund. Millions of people have been helped by The Global Fund and though 5 cents seems like a small amount, it adds up quickly. In a year, Starbucks has generated enough for SEVEN MILLION days of medicine.


Join us in support of World AIDS Day. On December 1, 2009 we're contributing 5¢ U.S. to the Global Fund to help fight AIDS in Africa for every hand-crafted beverage sold!*

In just one year in partnership with (RED)TM, Starbucks has generated enough money to buy more than 7 million days of medicine to help those living with HIV in Africa. Overall, (RED) partners and events have generated $140 million and these funds have supported AIDS programs in Africa that have reached more than 4 million people.

Invite your friends! Every customer can help to make a difference and together, we can do a world of good.


Turn any purchase (RED)™ this holiday season by spending $15U.S. or more at participating Starbucks in the U.S. and Canada and receive a limited-time offer Love CD brought to you by Starbucks and (RED)™. The Love CD features exclusive recordings from U2, Dave Matthews Band, John Legend and Playing for Change. And, with each Love CD distributed, we'll contribute $1U.S to the Global Fund.

Learn more about the Love CD, discover exclusive content and see what other (RED) purchases you can make at Starbucks this holiday season and throughout the year at StarbucksLoveProject.com.

Become a fan of (RED) on Facebook and learn more about fighting AIDS in Africa: facebook.com/joinred.

* Excludes ready-to-drink beverages and Ethos® Water and valid only at participating locations in the U.S. and Canada.

Buy (STARBUCKS)RED. Help save lives.
From how we buy our coffee, to minimizing our environmental footprint, to being involved in local communities, we constantly strive to do business responsibly. It's a commitment we call Starbucks™ Shared Planet™ and we're making it a part of everything we do.

That's why we're working with (RED)™ to help fight AIDS in Africa. We have deep relationships with the coffee growing communities of Africa. Their health and prosperity are important to us. (STARBUCKS)RED is an opportunity for us to help them thrive. To use our size for good. And to bring our customers new ways to do good every day.

Together, we're making a difference
Every time you buy a Starbucks (PRODUCT)RED item or pay with your (STARBUCKS)RED Card*, we make a contribution to the Global Fund to help people living with HIV in Africa. With your help, we've already generated contributions equaling more than 6,000,000 days of medicine.

It's amazing what we can do when we work together. So let's keep doing good. Keep buying (STARBUCKS)RED products and help us make the world a better place.

*In the US, Canada, UK and Ireland through December 31, 2010.

No, I don't work for Starbucks. I just think this is something easy and affordable US and Canadians can do to help. Feel free to pimp, link this, spread the word.
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
phantom_queenphantom_queen on November 30th, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
I love your icon.
Kelly: Abominationxlivvielockex on December 1st, 2009 12:00 am (UTC)
Thank you. I think this is one of my few uncredited icons sadly.
Corisxymami0909 on November 30th, 2009 11:35 pm (UTC)

First off I LOVE Your mood theme and basically Anything Angel/Cordy. :-) Second I was wondering if I could repost this in my Journal. Please let me know. I'd love to help! :-) Have a great night!

Kelly: C/A Convergencexlivvielockex on November 30th, 2009 11:58 pm (UTC)
katiesangels made my mood theme and I think I have it uploaded someplace if you want to snag it.

And yes, feel free to repost, link, anything to spread the word.
Corisxymami0909 on December 1st, 2009 12:03 am (UTC)
Awesome and thanks! :-)

Kellyxlivvielockex on December 1st, 2009 12:08 am (UTC)
Corisxymami0909 on December 1st, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)
Kelly you're a doll! And since I drink Starbucks practically everyday I'll make sure I go twice tomorrow! :-)

kissofjoy on November 30th, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks for spreading the word Kelly. I'll get a white chocolate peppermint mocha (YUM) tomorrow and get to help this cause as well. :)
Kelly: House: Cuddy Heartxlivvielockex on November 30th, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
I figure most people don't mind stopping into Starbucks and grabbing a coffee. And mind it even less when it's going to a good cause.
Tara: Ashley strapless pinkcraving_vintage on December 1st, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
It's good to see someone on my friends list supporting the cause and spreading the word.

Thank you! :)

You wouldn't happen to have any red ribbon icons?
Kelly: AIDS: Red Ribbon Handsxlivvielockex on December 1st, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
I just did a post with 20 of them for people to use.

And (RED) and AIDS research is very dear to my heart. My best friend is HIV+ and I've already lost two friends to AIDS.

So many people today just push AIDS research and charities under the rug but they don't realize how many millions of people in poor countries have no access to medicine and education.
Tara: Ashley strapless pinkcraving_vintage on December 2nd, 2009 02:47 am (UTC)
I'll definitely check them out. Thank you! :)

I'm so sorry about your friends.

And you are absolutely right.