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    Phil S 33, smileycreek, paradise50
    While Starbucks does not itself directly donate to military personnel, it does get its coffee into the hands of those serving in the U.S. armed forces through its partnership with the USO.

    Under the terms of the Starbucks' corporate giving policy, had such a request as presented in the much-circulated e-mail been made, the coffee giant would have had to say no to it.

    ...Starbucks chooses to direct its charitable resources within the global community through grants from The Starbucks Foundation programs and to communities where its stores are located through local involvement. According to the guidelines currently in place, a request for coffee from soldiers serving overseas would be turned down.

    but there was nothing stopping starbucks from donating directly, only getting a tax bennie for it.  rounding up their employees' freebies and sending those doesn't count.

    as for partnering with the USO, who knows when that started; they updated a 2005 post in 2012, for crying out loud.  

    again:  the idea that starbucks is against the war and military is a completely different notion than they didn't send coffee.  

    and again, that they subsequently started sending VIA doesn't change anything about what happened at the time in question.  they refused to donate directly, even though nothing was stopping them.  they just preferred to donate in tax-advantageous ways.

    Please don't dominate the rap, Jack, if you got nothin' new to say - Grateful Dead

    by Cedwyn on Sat Nov 24, 2012 at 09:29:33 AM PST

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