Social Responsibility

Being socially responsible means you do things to help others. You can help at work. You may help in your town. 

Some companies are socially responsible. They give time and money to help others. They may support schools or find other ways to help people.  For instance, Starbucks and Feeding America work together. They help feed people who need food. 

A company may help workers be socially responsible. They may start recycling programs or walking clubs. Some companies may help workers stay healthy by giving them rewards.  There may be an award for walking 10,000 steps in a day.

You think about things that are important for all people when you are socially responsible. It can help you make the world a better place.

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Read this quote. Talk to someone about what you think it means.

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

How can you help in your community? Read the list of ideas below. Which activities would you want to do? Choose one activity. Find out how you can do that activity in 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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This video tells how Starbucks shows social responsibility. They work to end hunger in their neighborhoods.

Starbucks hires baristas. Baristas make and serve coffee drinks. Learn more about how to be a barista here.