Starbucks Honors World AIDS Day by Contributing Five Cents U.S. to the Global Fund from Every Hand-Crafted Beverage Sold

, November 29, 2009 – Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq:SBUX):


On World AIDS Day (Tuesday, December 1), Starbucks will make a five cent U.S. contribution to the Global Fund for every hand-crafted beverage sold at participating locations in the U.S. and Canada.


In just one year in partnership with (RED)™, Starbucks has generated enough money to buy more than 7 million days of medicine to help those living with HIV in Africa. Overall, (RED) partners and events have generated $140 million and these funds have supported AIDS programs in Africa that have reached more than 4 million people.


If customers are unable to make it to their Starbucks on World Aids Day, they can still be a part of the fight against AIDS in Africa by visiting There they can contribute a drawing to the ‘Love Gallery’ and for each drawing Starbucks will make a five cent U.S. contribution to the Global Fund, up to 1 million drawings.



Tuesday, December 1, 2009



Participating Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada; every hand-crafted beverage sold on December 1st only. 


Images provided by Starbucks – go to to download.





— (STARBUCKS)RED Logo, Starbucks Red cups, (STARBUCKS)RED Card, Water Bottle, Tumbler, and Whole Bean coffee

About Starbucks Coffee Company

Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting the highest quality arabica coffee in the world. Today, with stores around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup.

About (RED)™ and (PRODUCT)RED

(RED)’s primary objective is to engage the private sector in raising awareness and funds for the Global Fund, to help eliminate AIDS in Africa. Companies whose products take on the (PRODUCT)RED mark contribute a significant percentage of the sales or portion of the profits from that product to the Global Fund to finance AIDS programs in Africa, with an emphasis on the health of women and children. Current partners are: American Express (U.K. only), Apple, Bugaboo, Converse, Gap, Emporio Armani, Hallmark, Dell, and Starbucks. Since its launch in the Spring of 2006, more than $135 million has been generated by (RED) for the Global Fund. (RED) money is at work in Swaziland, Rwanda, Ghana and Lesotho. For more information, visit

About The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

The Global Fund is a unique global public/private partnership dedicated to attracting and disbursing additional resources to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. This partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and affected communities represents a new approach to international health financing. The Global Fund works in close collaboration with other bilateral and multilateral organizations to supplement existing efforts dealing with the three diseases. Since its creation in 2002, the Global Fund has become the dominant financier of programs to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, with approved funding of US$ 18.4 billion for more than 600 programs in 144 countries. To date, programs supported by the Global Fund have saved 4.5 million lives through providing AIDS treatment for 2.3 million people, antituberculosis treatment for 5.4 million people and the distribution of 88 million insecticide-treated bed nets for the prevention of malaria. For more information visit