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"We are committed to developing meaningful relationships with local neighborhood organizations, because we believe the vitality of our parks helps to strengthen communities," said Cosimo LaPorta, regional vice president, Pacific Northwest Zone, Starbucks Coffee Company. "Starbucks Neighborhood Parks Program reflects our passion for giving back to the communities in which Starbucks does business."
This year's park improvement projects from King County are:
This year's park improvement projects from Pierce County are:
This year's park improvement projects from Snohomish County are:
Since 2000, Starbucks Coffee Company has demonstrated its commitment to community life through the Neighborhood Park Grants program. This unique initiative has granted $400,000 to the improvement of parks in King County over the past four years, giving 40 neighborhood organizations grants of $10,000 each to fund a variety of park improvement projects. This year's expanded contribution has seen the program grow from a local initiative to a significant community-improvement program.
From the more than 100 applications considered, this year's grant recipients were selected on the basis of the quality of the park project as a potential community gathering place; the need, involvement and interest from the community; and, importantly, Starbucks partner (employee) and store involvement with the project.
For more information on the Starbucks Neighborhood Park Grants program, organizations can visit http://www.starbuckslovesparks.com.
Starbucks Coffee Company is the leading retailer, roaster and brand of specialty coffee in the world, with retail locations in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim. The Company is committed to offering the highest quality coffee and the Starbucks Experience while conducting its business in ways that produce social, environmental and economic benefits for communities in which it does business.
It's the way we do business Contributing positively to our communities and environment is so important to Starbucks that it's a guiding principle of our mission statement. We jointly fulfill this commitment with partners (employees), at all levels of the company, by getting involved together to help build stronger communities and conserve natural resources.
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