One of your top ideas is for us to add more products made in the U.S. to our merchandise lineup. Well, just in time for our nation’s birthday, I’m excited to announce the launch of our new Indivisible collection, an assortment of new products all made in the U.S., and all supporting the Opportunity Finance Network for the Create Jobs for USA Fund.
My favorite item is the Indivisible Blend™ coffee. Blended, roasted and packaged in the U.S., Indivisible Blend™ is a Starbucks® Blonde Roast coffee made from washed Ethiopia and Kenya beans. Purchase it by the pound or through July 8 Brewed Indivisible Blend™ will be a featured coffee. Starbucks will donate $5 to the Create Jobs for USA Fund for every pound of Indivisible Blend™ coffee sold, and $.05 for every cup of Indivisible brewed coffee purchased in our stores – and that will add up fast!
There’s also a mug made in East Liverpool, Ohio by artisans at the American Mug & Stein factory ($2 donation); a reusable tumbler comprised of 35 percent recycled material and made in Chicago ($2 donation); and an inspiring book to add to your summer reading list: We Can All Do Better by Bill Bradley ($5 donation by Perseus Books).
100 percent of donations to the Fund are distributed to Commuity Development Financial Institutions across the country so that they can make loans to community businesses in underserved neighborhoods.
I’m also thrilled to share that Citi Community Development and the Citi Foundation are making a $1 million contribution to the Create Jobs for USA Fund, bringing the amount of money raised to $11.5 million and has helped create and retain an estimated 3,800 jobs across the U.S. They’re also inviting their customers to get involved by redeeming Citi “Thank You®” points to make donations to the initiative. If you have a Citi Thank You Rewards eligible credit card or bank account you can donate your points beginning June 15 and help community businesses across America. More information is available at createjobsforUSA.citi.com.
So, celebrate this Fourth of July with a small treat for yourself, and show your support for the U.S.!
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