Saturday, November 5, 2011

Put some $$ where you want your mouth to be...anyway!

Have you made a trip to Starbucks lately? Would you like to help create some jobs in America. This project reminds me of Kiva, where a small amount of money from lots of individual donors, can mount up to a substantial amount of help for individuals.

We can't do it all, but until Congress gets involved, we can get something started. I'm tired of the politics and rhetoric. The founder of this fund, Starbucks CEO? is also contacting businesses to try to get them not to contribute to any campaign funds until Job Creation gets rolling from the government. Of course, we're not naive, that only means the people who are already supporting candidates who campaign fairly will most likely quit. "Corporations/People" who are using underhanded campaign donations will still do that, because that is how they gain their "owe ya ones". 

Still, I bought myself a wristband, and one for a Christmas gift. Got a smaller size Eggnog Latte, and still didn't use quite all of  my personal $20. The wristbands and cards are made in America, so those jobs are a start at least.

If you need an excuse to treat yourself to a Latte, Machiatto, or whatever, drop by and invest $5. in job creation. Who knows the job you create might help someone you know and love. Anyway, Americans pulling together can show politicians, that they are done listening, and are digging in to get job creation started. If everyone  invested only $5. between now and Christmas, that could help, and if the line at your drive-through StarBucks is like the one at ours...well, that could be alot of money. Consider giving them as gifts to coworkers, family members or even kids that are college students.


Maureen said...

THANKS for this info Jo! I'll have to find a Starbuck's around here.

Julia said...

Hi Jo, I never buy a cup of coffee except when I'm driving on a long trip to keep me awake, and I don't travel often. I guess that if the economy was waiting for me to get a job, I think that people would starve to death. The only coffee I buy are the beans and brew my own coffee. I support lots of charities though and even an entire family in the third world. JB

Cotton Eyed Jo said...

Good for you Julia! With all your charitable acts, no wonder you are such a great soul.

Starbucks does sell unground beans, as you probably know. If there is a store near you that sells them.

This is just a great way to leverage a small donation. pools $$$ for entrepreneurs in 3rd world countries, which leverages the impact because of the increased value of currency in the third world. I have my Kiva donation in the US @ this time.

Enjoy a great cup of coffee on all the cold mornings ahead. We get a little cool weather, and then its back to heat again... :( Jo

Julia said...

The weather does the same thing here, up and down and I never know what to wear. JB