100 Starbucks Veterans and Partners Rise to the Challenge and Drop to #GiveThem20



By news.starbucks.com

There’s a proper form to the perfect push up, and about 100 Starbucks partners, many of them veterans, nailed it in a social-media-fueled challenge to support those transitioning from military service to the civilian workforce.
#GiveThem20 is an initiative started by American Corporate Partners, a nonprofit that assists veterans through career development counseling, mentoring, and networking opportunities.
The challenge is simple, much like last summer’s Ice Bucket Challenge which had people dumping buckets of ice water on themselves to raise awareness and funds for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. “Drop and give me 20” is a phrase military men and women are familiar with.

The order is usually given by a commanding officer as a form of discipline, but in the #GiveMe20 social media campaign it’s taking on a new meaning as a visible sign of  support for veterans. After completing 20 push-ups, individuals or companies then post their accomplishment and urge others to do the same.
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