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Starbucks launches nationwide ‘donate a book’ project

 | April 21, 2017

Starbucks Malaysia invites customers to drop off reading materials in collection baskets in 93 outlets, that will go towards the setting up of six community libraries.

starbucks-bookdonateKUALA LUMPUR: Starbucks Malaysia is set to establish six community libraries in several states under a community service project themed “Make A Difference, Donate A Book”.

In a statement today, the company said the first three would be set up in Pahang, Selangor and Sarawak this month, while the others would be set up in Sabah, Perak and Johor in May.

To support the cause, Starbucks has invited its customers to contribute reading materials by dropping them off into book collection baskets placed in 93 of its outlets across Malaysia.

Insertion notes are readily available at the collection baskets for customers to leave positive massages when they drop off the books.

“Our stores allow partners (employees) and customers to connect, provide a helping hand and create meaningful opportunities that can strengthen individuals and communities,” said Salleharon Ahmad, Starbucks Malaysia and Brunei’s senior manager of public affairs and digital strategy.

One of the first beneficiaries of the initiative will be residents of Kampung Parit Serong in Kuala Selangor, who recently received over 1,500 books with family-friendly titles spanning genres such as hobby and interest, nature, fitness and health as well as revision books.


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