Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Starbucks Christmas Open House 2013 Marks New Height for Donations Raised

The inaugural Starbucks Christmas Festival, held at Starbucks Plaza Singapura outlet together with the annual Christmas Open House, concluded with a house full of merriment on 5 December 2013.


Light Up Cermony - Jane Lau, managing director of Starbucks Singapore (right) together with Goh Yan Zhen, store manager of Starbucks Plaza Singapura (middle) and Bill Foo, Chairman of The Salvation Army (left). 
 
Islandwide of 98 Starbucks outlets participated in this year’s Christmas Open House and gave away total 29,411 cups of complimentary tall-sized Christmas beverage from 5pm to 7pm, raising S$62,655.30 for The Salvation Army, which marks the highest amount raised for the past 10 years.
 
Goh Yan Zhen, store manager of Starbucks Plaza Singapura ringing the bell to
mark the commencement of the Starbucks Christmas Open House 2013

The Starbucks Christmas Festival also marked the culmination of a week-long public performance by 23 local artistes including, 53A, Charles Lim, Dawn Ho, Kevin Guoh, Michaela Therese, Munir Alsagoff, Natalie Hiong, Nick Tan, Rachael Teo, The Glad Stones, The Ukulele Girls, and Vanessa Faith. They have joined hands to put up performances in celebration of Starbucks and The Salvation Army’s decade-long partnership and to raise fund for The Salvation Army.

(From Left to Right) Bill Foo, Chairman of The Salvation Army, Jane Lau, managing director of Starbucks Singapore, Goh Yan Zhen, store manager of Starbucks Plaza Singapura, Serena Chen, Sara Wee, Bani Hidir and Alvin Khoo from 53A, and Michaela Therese rang the bell to kick off this year’s Christmas Festival.
 

53A doing the opening of the Starbucks Christmas Festival

 
 Other local artistes performed at the Opening Christmas Festival - Natalie Hiong, Dawn Ho,
Munir Alsagoff, Vanessa Faith, The Glad Stones and The Ukulele Girls
 
  Artistes that performed during the week-long Starbucks Christmas Festival - Rachael Teo,
Nick Tan, The Glad Stones, Charles Lim, The Ukukelele Girls and Zack

During the Christmas Open House, Starbucks customers were treated to a complimentary tall-sized Christmas beverage at every Starbucks outlets in Singapore and were encouraged to donate to The Salvation Army.
Kids are donating to The Salvation Army at Starbucks Christmas Open House 2013!
  
Starbucks customers donating  to The Salvation Army at the 10th annual Christmas Open House 
 
 Happy Customer at Starbucks Christmas Open House 2013
 
Salvation Army Pop Up Thrift Store at Starbucks Plaza Singapura
 
 
Images Credit: Starbucks Singapore, except for those water-marked

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