Starbucks Partners kicked off the New Year by gathering together at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville. They built ten new bicycles for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee in a Build-a-Bike ® Team Building Event. This team building project was initiated through Starbucks Shared Planet program.

Kim Kaine of Boys and Girls Clubs said, Some of the children receiving bicycles had never owned one before. Now, through Starbucks bike team building event, the kids are the proud owners of their own bike. This donation of their time is greatly appreciated. Thank you Starbucks!

Starbucks website explains the Shared Planet program, From the neighborhoods where our stores are located, to the ones where our coffee is grown “we believe in being involved in the communities we’re a part of. Bringing people together, inspiring change and making a difference in people’s lives “it’s all part of being a good neighbor. And it’s a commitment rooted in the belief that we can use our scale to be a catalyst for change.”

The following picture shows how thrilled the kids were: