Posted on June 18, 2015

 Starbucks partners (employees) and customers have celebrated Starbucks’ fourth annual Global Month of Service by running environmental workshops at the Al Khour Academy.More than 120 students were shown how to care for plants and how to treat the environment. In all, the 172 Starbucks partners and customers spent a total of 752 hours engaging with the students and replanting the academy’s garden.

The Global Month of Service is part of Starbucks’ company-wide commitment to help create flourishing neighborhoods wherever it does business. Held every April, the initiative invites partners and customers to roll up their sleeves and participate in community service projects that help create positive and sustainable change. The Al Khour Academy initiative was one of the many projects carried out across the region, reinforcing Starbucks’ commitment to making its local communities stronger.

Starbucks supports Al Khour 2 [].jpgCommenting on the Global Month of Service activities, Regional Communications and CSR Manager for Starbucks MENA, Rana Shaheen, said: “For the fourth consecutive year, Starbucks partners set out to give back to the community and make a real difference in the lives of people who need it the most. It is an inspiring and rewarding month that we look forward to developing in the years to come. By teaching youth about the importance of the environment and how to care for plants, and directly demonstrate the act of planting life in the academy’s surroundings, we are helping to instil a sense of responsibility in our next generation.”

This year’s Global Month of Service saw more than 882 Starbucks partners, 244 customers and 30 local suppliers volunteer a total of 7,764 hours to participate in community service initiatives across 10 different markets: Kuwait, Qatar, KSA, UAE, Oman, Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Jordan and Bahrain.

Global Month of Service activities vary from city to city. Visit to see how you can get involved with Starbucks in strengthening your community.