Social Responsibility

Social responsibility means wanting to help others. You can do this is at your work and in your community. Some companies are socially responsible. They give time and money to schools and groups that help people. For example, Starbucks works with Feeding America to feed people in their towns. Companies can also help their employees be socially responsible by offering recycling programs or walking clubs. Some companies promote physical fitness by offering rewards to employees who walk 10,000 steps each day. When you are socially responsible, you think about things that are important for everyone. This can be a way to improve the world around you.

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Read the quote below and discuss what you think it means with a friend or classmate.

The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.
– President Barack Obama

What are some ways that you can give back to your community? Read the list of ideas below and decide which activities you might be interested in doing to make your community a better place. Choose one activity and find out how you can get involved in it to help your community.

  • Serve food at a homeless shelter
  • Organize a canned food drive
  • Donate blood
  • Read to children in the hospital
  • Visit nursing home residents
  • Make cards for soldiers

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    Watch this video to learn more about how Starbucks practices social responsibility by combating hunger in their neighborhoods. 

    Starbucks hires baristas to make and serve specialty coffees. Click here to learn more about how to become a barista.