Lady Gaga has teamed up with Starbucks to spread a message of kindness with four colorful, vegan drinks. Now through June 19, Starbucks will donate a portion of every purchase from the Cups of Kindness collection to Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation.
“We’re healthier and happier when we live our lives with compassion and our communities are stronger when we treat one another with generosity and respect,” said Lady Gaga. “Born This Way Foundation and I are so excited to partner with Starbucks to help inspire positivity and love through the Cups of Kindness collection.”
Lady Gaga hand-picked the four coconut milk-based drinks in the collection. “I adore the entire collection and I instantly fell in love with the Matcha Lemonade,” she said.
The flavors included in the collection are:
- Violet Drink: Very Berry Hibiscus Starbucks Refreshers blended with coconut milk and ice
- Matcha Lemonade: Finely ground Teavana matcha green tea and lemonade shaken with ice
- Pink Drink: Strawberry Açaí Starbucks Refreshers mixed with coconut milk
- Pink Ombré Drink: Cool Lime Starbucks Refreshers, Teavana Shaken Iced Passion Tango Tea, and coconut milk
The funds raised will go toward programs that support youth wellness and empowerment by fostering kindness, improving mental health resources, and creating more positive environments.
One program that will benefit from the Cups of Kindness initiative is Born This Way Foundation’s Channel Kindness, a platform featuring stories of kindness as documented by young people from around the United States. These youth reporters, ages 16 to 24, have been recruited to identify and document the acts of generosity, compassion, and acceptance that shape communities.
“Over the years we’ve admired the amazing work that Lady Gaga has led through Born This Way Foundation,” said Holly Hinton, director of Music and Artist Programming. “We are proud to introduce the Cups of Kindness collection to raise awareness and fund the Foundation’s efforts to spread kindness, support youth and make the world a better place.”
If you need another reason to try out these new drinks, they’re all under 150 calories for a grande size! Starbucks will donate a minimum of $250,000 (or $0.25 of each sale from the new collection), which will be available at participating Starbucks stores across the US and Canada until June 19.