St. Michael's House Selected as a Starbucks Charity
Starbucks has nominated St. Michael's House as one of its charities. The relationship includes a long-term fundraising target of €100,000 towards St. Michael's House "My Life, My Way" project which will be achieved through donations from coffee sales. Roz Purcell and Liam Toolan, 6, Drumcondra were on hand to announce St. Michael's House as a Starbucks charity.
Starbucks is donating 10 cent for every coffee sold onthe first day of each month to the St. Michael's House "My Life, My Way" project. Starbucks has also employed two St. Michael's House service users as part of the long-term relationship and have vacancies for two more positions.
The "My Life, My Way" project is a pilot project to encourage communities to work together with people with intellectual disabilities to ensure they are fully involved and supported by their local community.
Barbara Wiseman, Head of Fundraising, commented: "St. Michael's House is delighted to be named as a Starbucks charity. it is a massive boost for the "My Life, My Way" project. The target of €100,000 from coffee sales will be put to good use!"
Celine Gilmer, Marketing Manager for Starbucks Ireland said "Starbucks is pleased to select St. Michael's House as a Starbucks charity. The "My Life, My Way" Project ensures that people with intellectual disability are actively involved and supported by their local community. Starbucks are delighted to support this worthwhile project and also support it by employing two service users of St. Michael's House".
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