Our Welcoming Long Island initiative is partnering with the Starbucks Foundation to make our communities more welcoming places for all residents.
Buy a Starbucks Rewards Card anytime before April 30 and you’ll have the chance to show your support for the campaign through the Starbucks Foundation’s Vote.Give.Grow. program.
The program will award a total of $4 million to community organizations across the country, and with enough support, Welcoming Long Island, an initiative of Long Island Wins, could strengthen its work with a grant for as much as $45,000.
Just go to votegivegrow.com, make an account with your Starbucks Rewards Card, search for Welcoming Long Island under “organization,” and then click “vote” on the page for Welcoming Long Island!
Welcoming Long Island is a collaboration of Long Islanders who are proud to live in welcoming communities. We strive to increase understanding of how newcomers share our values, contribute to our economy, enhance our culture, and strengthen our communities.
The program offered by the Starbucks Foundation represents an opportunity to build up the work of the initiative. We’re currently in fourth place, but we hope to climb in the rankings as supporters log onto the Vote.Give.Grow. website and show their support for Welcoming Long Island. Each individual can vote once per week until April 30, so help Welcoming Long Island gain as many votes as possible!
Laura Lemus is a student at SUNY Old Westbury and an intern with Welcoming Long Island.