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#BTWFxStarbucks: World Kindness Day

Join Born This Way Foundation and Starbucks as we celebrate World Kindness Day! Our shared commitment to building a kinder, braver world where everyone feels welcomed, accepted, and supported means encouraging all to be kind to themselves and others. 

Keep scrolling for information on where you can celebrate World Kindness Day at a Starbucks store near you, graphics you can save and share, and draft social media posts you can use!

Here’s how you can participate at a store near you:

Chicago (1003 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611): Join us from 10 am – 2 pm to write notes of kindness to the young people and senior citizens at Center on Halsted, a community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the LGBTQ+ population of Chicagoland.

Las Vegas (8975 S. Eastern Avenue #A, Las Vegas, NV 89123): Join us from 1 pm – 4 pm for fun kindness activities

Los Angeles (7624 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046): Join us from 10 am – 1 pm to write notes of encouragement and gratitude to California’s firefighters who are battling the wildfires across the state.

New York City (424 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016): Join us from 1 pm – 5 pm to write notes of love and acceptance to local LGBTQ+ youth who are experiencing homelessness.

Seattle (1600 E Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98102): Join us from 3 pm – 6 pm to support YouthCare, an organization working to end youth homelessness.

Walnut Creek (1601 Mount Diablo, Walnut Creek, CA 94596): Join us from 12 pm – 3 pm to write notes of encouragement and gratitude to California’s firefighters who are battling the wildfires across the state.

Note: All times are in local time.

Graphics you can share to spread the word:

Here are some draft social media posts you can use with the above:

Join me, @btwfoundation, + @Starbucks in being kind to yourself and others for #WorldKindnessDay! How will you #bekind today? #BTWFxStarbucks

Remind yourself that you matter and that you are wonderful just the way you are. Being kind starts with thinking kind thoughts about yourself because you’re worth it! @btwfoundation @Starbucks #WorldKindnessDay #BTWFxStarbucks

Asking a friend how they’re doing, sharing a smile with a stranger, or holding the door open. These are all ways you can make a difference w/ your kindness! Join me, @btwfoundation, + @Starbucks and pledge to #bekind for #WorldKindnessDay + beyond! #BTWFxStarbucks

Join me, @btwfoundation, + @Starbucks by pledging to #bekind for #WorldKindnessDay! That can start with being kind to yourself. Have you reminded you that you matter and that you’re amazing just the way you are? Well, do it and then do it again! #BTWFxStarbucks

About Born This Way Foundation

Founded by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, Born This Way Foundation works to expand the available research on what young people need to thrive, dedicate resources to support their mental health and wellbeing, and provide opportunities for youth to lead and strengthen their communities.

About Starbucks

Starbucks is committed to creating a culture of warmth and belonging where everyone is welcome. Our mission is to inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time. Starbucks is a proud partner of Born This Way Foundation, their advocacy and work to create a kinder, braver world.

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