Starbucks supports Australia bushfire relief efforts

As part of our support to communities affected by the ongoing bushfires in Australia, The Starbucks Foundation is donating $100,000 to relief and recovery efforts. Starbucks is also inviting customers who wish to help to donate through the Starbucks mobile app.

Of the $100,000 The Starbucks Foundation is donating to efforts in Australia, $50,000 will be donated to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts led by the Australian Red Cross. The Red Cross is delivering basics like food and water, arranging emergency accommodation, locating missing loved ones, and starting a cash grant program that will help people meet their immediate needs in addition to supporting local businesses. The other $50,000 will go to Ellen DeGeneres’ Australia Bushfire Relief GoFundMe. Working with GoFundMe.Org, the fundraiser supports both the Australian Red Cross and WIRES, Australia's leading wildfire rescue organization.

Beginning today, customers who wish to aid in the Australia bushfire relief efforts can donate to the Red Cross online or through the Starbucks mobile app in the U.S.

The Withers Group, our business partner in Australia, has also pledged to donate $1 AUD from every coffee (hot and iced) sold at Starbucks stores in Australia to the Australian Red Cross' Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund on Friday, January 10.