ESOP Participates in Starbucks Vote.Give.Grow Program

Help us earn up to $50,000 in grants to support foreclosure prevention and community outreach.

Cleveland, OH – Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People is pleased to be chosen as one of four Ohio non-profit organizations to participate in the new Starbucks Vote.Giv.Grow. program.

Last week the company unveiled Community Card: Vote.Give.Grow., a program which enables any Starbucks customer with a registered Starbucks Card to help determine how the Starbucks Foundation distributes $4 million to 124 local non-profit organizations across the country.

Each week throughout April, customers can cast a vote for one of four non-profit organizations in their own community. Votes will be tallied at the end of April and the $4 million from the Starbucks Foundation will be distributed based on the number of votes each organization receives. Every participating non-profit will receive a portion of the funding so that their programs can continue to help neighborhood residents – young and old – access services that help them gain education, housing and employment.

Community Card: Vote.Give.Grow. will support a combination of national and local non-profit organizations including Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People. ESOP is a HUD-approved foreclosure prevention counseling agency. We have 10 offices across Ohio to help urban, suburban and rural homeowners. We have been on the frontlines of the predatory lending and foreclosure epidemic since 1999. 

Voting begins Sunday, April 1.  Here is how you can help:

  1. Get a Starbucks card.  (If you don't have one you can get one at your local Starbucks or egift a card to yourself by going to
  2. Log onto the Vote.Give.Grow. website to register your card and create an account. (
  3. Vote once per week for four weeks thru the end of April.
  4. Spread the word!  Every day we will post something on the ESOP Facebook page and Twitter account encouraging people to vote for ESOP.  Please share and retweet our posts. 

Visit today for more details.

Thank you for your support.