I'm not usually one to rep Starbucks, but they've teamed up with the Hands On Network to offer a free tall drip coffee between January 21 and 25 to anyone who commits to just five hours of community service in 2009.
Fabulous. This is a well-deserved treat for those of us who already give back, and may spur some new volunteerism.
And, in a smart move, they are asking people to make a written pledge. The authors of Yes! (recently reviewed on this blog) would point out that asking someone to commit in writing makes it more likely that they will follow through on a promise.
p.s. I apologize for my infrequent posting during this last week. It's my goal to log at least 150 posts in 2009, so I'd better get busy.