Starbucks Cups of Kindness raise funds for charity


For many people, a daily Starbucks run is part of their routine. Through June 19, Starbucks will donate 25 cents from each Starbucks Cups of Kindness purchase to charity.

A simple message, be kind, can make a huge impact. If one person shares a compassionate word, a reassuring gesture or just emotional support, change can happen. Starbucks announced a collaboration with Lady Gaga. The colorful Starbucks Cups of Kindness raise funds and awareness for the Born This Way Foundation.

Founded by Lady Gaga, the Born This Way Foundation empowers youth. The foundation focuses on providing a welcome and open environment for today’s youth. With mental health resources and a commitment to wellness, young people can create a stronger life path. Through kindness and positivity, the organization hopes to assist today’s youth.

According to the Starbucks press release, Lady Gaga said

"”“We’re healthier and happier when we live our lives with compassion and our communities are stronger when we treat one another with generosity and respect,” said Lady Gaga. “Born This Way Foundation and I are so excited to partner with Starbucks to help inspire positivity and love through the Cups of Kindness collection.”"

The Cups of Kindness beverages are a collaboration between Starbucks and Lady Gaga. The four flavors are New Match Lemonade, New Violet Drink, Ombre Pink Drink and Pink Drink. The bright,  vivid drinks are as flavorful as they are colorful. Each drink is non-dairy and contains less than 150 calories.

Starbucks Cups of Kindness, Ombré Pink, photo provided by Starbucks/Starbucks Newsroom

Starbucks describes the Cups of Kindness drink flavors as follows:

"New Matcha Lemonade: This vibrant green drink is made with finely ground Teavana® matcha green tea, combined with crisp lemonade then shaken with ice to create a refreshingly sweet, delicious drink.New Violet Drink: The sweet blackberries and tart hibiscus of Very Berry Hibiscus Starbucks Refreshers™ Beverage swirl together with creamy coconutmilk and ice, creating a refreshing (and violet-hued) sip.Ombré Pink Drink: A refreshing beverage that combines light, fruity Cool Lime Starbucks Refreshers™ Beverage with cool, creamy coconutmilk and a splash of Teavana® Shaken Iced Passion Tango™ Tea and a lime wheel, for a bright burst of hibiscus notes.Pink Drink: A light and refreshing beverage that features the sweet strawberry flavors of Strawberry Acai Refreshers with accents of passion fruit and acai combined with coconutmilk, and topped with a scoop of strawberries. Included in Cups of Kindness collection in United States only."

The Cups of Kindness promotion will run through June 19 at participating Starbucks locations. Each sale of the Cups of Kindness raises 25 cents for Born This Way Foundation initiatives. Starbucks has guaranteed a minimum $250,000 donation to the Born This Way Foundation.

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One word, one action and one sip can make a difference. Join Starbucks Cups of Kindness campaign and be part of the change. We all could use a few random acts of kindness.