Indianapolis – Starbucks, in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters, is hosting a statewide day of service on Saturday, February 17, 2018 to engage Bigs (mentors) and Littles (youth) in philanthropy. Locally, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana (BBBSCI) has been partnering with Starbucks for over nine years to provide matches with this opportunity and this year, Starbucks has engaged BBBS agencies throughout the state to participate. At select Central Indiana Starbucks stores, Bigs and Littles will be getting together to create cards for local veteran’s groups.
25 matches from BBBSCI and leadership members from BBBSCI and Starbucks will be present at select Central Indiana Starbucks stores (list below) and Bigs and Littles from around the state will also be participating at Starbucks stores in Bloomington, Columbus, Ft. Wayne, Greater Lafayette, La Porte, Muncie, Terre Haute. Additionally, local law enforcement are joining Central Indiana Starbucks stores to engage with Bigs and Littles.
Starbucks is a strong and consistent supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters for over nine years, offering volunteers around the state a free beverage each Friday in January during National Mentoring Month and additionally, Starbucks encourages its employees to engage in community service. This statewide activity will raise awareness of mentoring by hosting Bigs and Littles in stores throughout the state, but also allows mentors the opportunity to teach youth about philanthropy and giving back.
Check out pictures of our 2017 Starbucks Statewide Service Activity!