Goal of Providing 1,500 Toys to the CCF
Goal of Providing 1,500 Toys to the Child Cancer Foundation to Provide Joy to Children Suffering from Cancer
AUCKLAND; November 22, 2005—This Christmas, Starbucks Coffee Company is teaming up with The Child Cancer Foundation and with the support of the New Zealand public will help spread joy and excitement through the Christmas Joy Drive. Starting today through December 23, customers can make donations at Starbucks coffeehouses across New Zealand, to benefit children suffering from cancer in the Child Cancer Foundation network.
“At Starbucks, we believe in the importance of giving back to our community. Thanks to the help of our customers and store partners (employees), we can make a difference in the lives of local children with donations collected during this year’s Christmas Joy Drive,” said Steve Montgomery, general manager, Starbucks Coffee New Zealand. “We look forward to seeing the smiles of children who receive gifts this Christmas.”
“Donations from the toy drive will not only make the holiday season brighter for the children and their families, but will hopefully provide a momentary retreat from the troubles and worries in their day-to-day lives, said Jim Barclay, CEO of the Child Cancer Foundation.”
During the holidays, customers are invited to purchase and deliver new, unwrapped gifts to their local Starbucks store. Suggested gifts include toys for individual children, books, DVDs, and other games.
Busy customers who do not have time to purchase a gift can support the Christmas Joy Drive with a monetary donation to the Child Cancer Foundation. Postage paid envelopes will be available for customers to mail donations of any dollar amount. The money collected during the toy drive will also benefit children suffering from cancer in the Child Cancer Foundation network.
This year, Starbucks hopes to gather more than 1,500 toys across New Zealand for distribution to the kids. Donations by Starbucks customers will go to local branches of the Child Cancer Foundation for distribution to the kids.
About the Child Cancer Foundation
The Child Cancer Foundation was formed by a group of concerned parents and medical staff as a small Auckland-based committee in 1978 to cater for the special needs of children with cancer and their families. The Child Cancer Foundation Inc is now a national organisation with 4 divisions and 23 branches throughout New Zealand providing support for children and young people with cancer and their families, and the health professionals involved in their care.
Starbucks Coffee Company
Starbucks Coffee Company is the leading retailer, roaster and brand of specialty coffee in the world, with more than 9,800 retail locations in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim. The Company is committed to offering the highest quality coffee and the Starbucks Experience while conducting its business in ways that produce social, environmental and economic benefits for communities in which it does business. In addition to its retail operations, the Company produces and sells bottled Frappuccino® coffee drinks, Starbucks DoubleShot™ coffee drink, and a line of superpremium ice creams through its joint venture partnerships. The Company’s other brands enhance the Starbucks Experience through best-of-class products: Tazo Tea Company offers a line of innovative premium teas, and Hear Music produces and distributes a line of exceptional compact discs.