Starbucks Sells Made in America Mugs to Create Jobs
Starbucks' line of American-made merchandise went on sale in stores across the country today. The Indivisible collection, which will be sold from June 12 to July 9, features made-in-America coffee, mugs and tumblers.
Starbucks will donate a portion of each sale to its Create Jobs for USA Fund. The fund awards grants "to help create and sustain jobs in underserved communities throughout America."
According to the company, the fund has already raised more than $11.5 million, which Starbucks used to get loans for about $80 million in financing. Starbucks estimates the fund has helped create or retain 4,000 jobs so far.
"In these troubling economic times, we believe that we can all do our part to help make a positive impact on the jobs crisis facing our country," Starbucks' CEO, Howard Schultz, said in a statement.
The ceramic mug retails for $9.95 and the tumbler is priced at $11.95. Starbucks will donate $2 from each purchase to the Create Jobs for USA Fund. Starbucks is also offering a pound of American coffee for $14.95, with $5 going to the fund.