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Supporting our literacy campaigns

Costa Coffee partnered with Save the Children in 2014 to support our UK literacy work. Since then, Costa has donated £200,000 to support our Born to Read programme, which gives poorer children in the UK the reading skills they need for a better future.
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As well as helping to fund our Born to Read programme, Costa Coffee has been a key supporter of our Read On. Get On. UK literacy campaign, participating in roadshows and organising in-store storytelling workshops.

Costa employees have signed themselves up as reading volunteers too, visiting primary schools in their local communities to support children who are struggling with reading.

Store manager Jasmine reads with children at a school in West London. “It 100% makes a difference to the children,” she says. “They pick harder and harder books every week and it’s great to see them develop their skills and confidence.

Every child deserves to read. There’s a whole world that is closed to them if they can’t read. So I’m really proud to work for a company that really cares about bringing this to everyone else.”

In 2014, Costa and Save the Children produced an exclusive Christmas Jumper Day children’s book which was sold in Costa stores, raising £50,000.

In 2015, Costa signed up to the Vision for Literacy Business Pledge, demonstrating its long-term commitment to tackling literacy challenges within the organisation, in local communities and in society as a whole.


Last updated August 2018.

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