Starting today, people can donate five-dollars or more to a nationwide fund that will make loans to small businesses, microenterprises and nonprofits so they can hire more workers.
Donations can be made at nearly 68-hundred Starbucks stores or online at CreateJobsForUSA.org.
The Opportunity Finance Network's president says his organization is partnering with Starbucks "to finance community businesses and help grow our economy."
The network's financial institutions originated more than 23-billion-dollars in financing in urban and rural communities through 2009.
Every Create Jobs for USA donor will get a red, white and blue wristband with the word "indivisible" on it.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says it's critical to get America's small business jobs engine going again by making credit available so community businesses can start hiring.
The Starbucks Foundation is making a five-million-dollar contribution to the Create Jobs for USA fund.