Starbucks Partners to 'Make a Mark' in Local Neighborhoods

North American Program Matches Partner and Customer Volunteer Hours with

Financial Contribution

Sep 06, 2002, 01:00 ET from Starbucks Coffee Company

    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
                in Newark
      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
 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
 local communities.
     "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
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