Google Offers and Banana Republic Announce New Partnership to help “Create Jobs for USA”

Google Offers and Banana Republic Announce New Partnership to help “Create Jobs for USA”

(Hanover, MD, April 3, 2012)  Starbucks Coffee Company and Opportunity Finance Network® (OFN) welcome new partners Google Offers and Banana Republic to support the “Create Jobs for USA Fund,” a philanthropic program launched in November 2011 to create and preserve American jobs.  The projected $4 million in donations expected to be raised through these partnerships will result in nearly $30 million in loans to small and non-profit businesses and community service organizations (like charter schools) focused on creating and sustaining jobs in underserved and disadvantaged communities.

Tomorrow only, Google Offers (www.google.com/offers) will feature a $10 Starbucks Card e-gift for $5.  Google Offers will donate $3 for each offer sold, up to $3 million, to OFN to support the Fund.  Banana Republic announced two special shopping events where customers will receive 25% off of their purchases in any U.S. store or online (www.bananarepublic.com), with five percent of the total purchases, up to $1,000,000, being donated to OFN to support the Fund.  The first event will take place April 19 – April 22.

For more information about the Create Jobs for USA program, or the Google Offers and Banana Republic partnerships, link here for the official press release. Concerned citizens can also donate $5 to the program by texting “JOB” to 80888.

CSDC first announced the Create Jobs for USA program in a related announcement, “Starbucks
and OFN Launch Create Jobs for USA
.” OFN conservatively projects up to $80 million in loans will be deployed by its network of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), including CSDC, through this Fund helping to create and preserve an estimated 3,800 jobs.

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