HandsOn Network Helps Mobilize Volunteers During Starbucks Global Month of Service


Starbucks Global Month of Service


HandsOn Network, the volunteer activation arm of Points of Light Institute, is helping Starbucks mobilize its employees and customers in its Global Month of Service. The company has hosted service projects in New York City, Toronto, Los Angeles and London where more than 2,300 volunteers have revitalized parks, created community gardens, beautified neighborhoods and more, With upcoming events in Shanghai and Seattle, Starbucks will meet its goal of contributing 200,000 hours of service and truly showcase the power of people to create change in their communities.

Points of Light Institute CEO and HandsOn Network Founder Michelle Nunn and Cliff Burrows, president, Starbucks Coffee US, reflected on the importance of corporations using their scale and core assets to drive meaningful change and involving their employees and customers in service efforts in a recent article in the Huffington Post. Marrying the reach, expertise and footprint of large corporations with the experience and know-how of nonprofits like Points of Light Institute and its HandsOn Network is a powerful example of how this can be done successfully.

To find out how you can get involved in service projects throughout the county, please visit the website