SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Starbucks partners (employees)
invite customers to join them in giving back to the community by cleaning our
local beaches, shorelines and inland waterways on California Coastal Cleanup
Day, September 21st.
Throughout September 2002, partners are inviting customers to join them in
volunteering their time in neighborhoods across North America through
Starbucks September Make Your Mark program. The program's goal is to generate
25,000 hours of volunteer time and in return Starbucks will contribute
$250,000 to local nonprofit organizations across North America. The Starbucks
September Make Your Mark program matches the hours a partner and customer
volunteer for a nonprofit organization with a financial contribution.
"By encouraging its employees and customers to participate in Coastal
Cleanup Day, Starbucks is making an important contribution to the quality of
life in our communities," said Eben Schwartz, Statewide Outreach Coordinator,
California Coastal Commission.
California Coastal Cleanup Day is the premier volunteer event focused on
the marine environment in the country. Each year, more than 40,000 volunteers
turn out to over 400 cleanup sites statewide to remove debris from
California's shorelines and coast. The Coastal Cleanup has set a Guinness
World Record for the greatest number of volunteers collecting litter in one
location on a single day (1993).
California residents are encouraged to join Starbucks partners on
Saturday, September 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at one of the following
Coastal Cleanup sites:
San Francisco: Ocean Beach - at Great Highway & Fulton Street
Berkeley: Berkeley Marina/Aquatic Park - at Boulevard Dr.
& Addison Street
Newark: San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge at the Dumbarton Bridge
Martinez: Martinez Shoreline Park
Pleasanton: Alamo Canal at Johnson Drive - Stoneridge and 680
Sand City: Bay Street - off Sand Dunes Road between Tioga Road and
Canyon Del Rey
Half Moon Bay: Roosevelt Beach - enter off Young Avenue from Hwy 1
San Jose: Coyote Creek at Hellyer Park - 985 Hellyer Avenue
Watsonville: Palm Beach - off Hwy 1 at the end of Beach Road
Sacramento: William B. Pond Recreation Area, at end of Arden Way East
Santa Rosa: Piner Creek - Northwest Regional Park, 2536 Marlow Road
For more information about Coastal Cleanup Day, visit www.coastal.ca.gov.
Information on other September Make Your Mark volunteer activities in Northern
California can be found in Starbucks retail locations and online at
"Our basic Make Your Mark program began in early 2000 to support and
encourage Starbucks partners to volunteer in their communities," said Lauren
Moore, Starbucks director of Giving and Community Affairs. "Last year,
Starbucks partners spent more than 12,700 hours making their mark to improve
community life. We are excited to expand our program to include our customers
in making a difference in our communities this September."
With additional help from customers, Starbucks hopes to double last year's
total hours by generating 25,000 hours of volunteer time in the month of
September alone. September Make Your Mark demonstrates Starbucks involvement
in volunteerism and demonstrates the company's commitment to supporting our
"Starbucks baristas have a long history of giving back in our community;
they passionately give back to the communities and we follow their lead," said
Kristine Hung, regional marketing manager for Starbucks Coffee Company. "We
are inviting our customers to join us in our volunteer efforts with the
California Coastal Commission in contributing to the strength of our
Starbucks Coffee Company is the leading retailer, roaster and brand of
specialty coffee in the world. In addition to its retail locations in
North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim, Starbucks sells
coffee and tea products through its specialty operations, including its online
store at Starbucks.com.
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SOURCE Starbucks Coffee Company