November 30, 2012 in City, Health

Starbucks sales will help RED on World AIDS Day

Associated Press

Starbucks Corp. is donating a portion of its proceeds on World AIDS Day to help fight the disease.

The company announced Thursday it would give 5 cents to the Global Fund of the RED foundation for each handcrafted drink it sells on Saturday in the United States and Canada.

The coffee shop is also partnering with iTunes, offering a digital $30 gift card that is divided into two $15 certificates to iTunes and Starbucks.

Five percent of the proceeds to those gift cards, sold online, will also be donated to RED.

RED was founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver and links with brands to help raise money to fight AIDS.

It benefits the Global Fund, which uses the money for HIV/AIDS programs in Africa.

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