Detailed Description CARES Team stands at the main gate, passing out free Starbucks to residents on their way out in the morning. If you purchase a to-go container of coffee, Starbucks will supply you with cups, sweeteners, creamers, stirrers, and lids for free. Frame a sign that says “Free Coffee” (available in the event toolkit) so that residents don’t try to pay you. Set up a small table and hand out pre-poured cups of coffee along with the “fixings” to residents as they drive up. Be sure to sort items in advance so as not to hold up traffic. (To save time, you might pre-package the sweeteners, creamers, stirrer, etc. in a small plastic bag).
Plastic bags for condiments
Coffee supplies from Starbucks
- For information on ordering the travel pack from Starbucks, click here.
- One to-go container provides 12 8-oz cups of coffee.
Other Ideas Use this opportunity to personally hand out a flyer for an upcoming event to each resident with his or her coffee. For residents who don’t drink coffee, you could also provide a cooler of bottled orange juice or water. However, limit drinks to one per person to save money and time.
Event Type: Drive-by
Target Group: Misc. Adults/Seniors/Single Adults/Women/Men
Seasonal: Any time of year
Event Scope: Breadth
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