Starbucks Partners with Lady Gaga, Chance the Rapper & Metallica for Charity

It’s the season for hot beverages and big donations.

By Ethan L. Johns
November 28, 2017

Image: Starbucks

Haven’t had your morning cup of coffee yet? No Problem, there are a Million Reasons why it’s not too late to go on a Starbucks run. While you’re waiting, why not pick up One of their new gift cards? It’s for a good cause (three, actually), we promise.

Starbucks announced on Monday that it would be teaming up with Spotify to sell three limited-edition gift cards featuring Lady Gaga, Chance the Rapper and Metallica. After adding a minimum balance of $25 to one of the cards, purchasers are eligible for a $0.99 three-month trial of the music streaming service.

The cards are more than just collectibles featuring some of America’s hottest artists, though. Following the mission of its holiday season “Give Good” campaign, Starbucks will be donating a total of $1 million, divided up among the three artists’ charities.

Part will go to Chance the Rapper’s SocialWorks, a Chicago-based charity which helps to empower youngsters through the arts. Another part will go to Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, which works to support the mental, social and emotional wellness of young people in the interest of building strong communities. And another part will go to Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation, which supports a wide variety of charities including The Mission Continues, which help former military service members readjust to life at home.

Can’t think of a present for family and friends? This season, you can give the gift of music, charity and, of course, fresh coffee. We’re feeling warm and fuzzy already.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns