For the past several years, Starbucks employees have organized and participated in trail maintenance projects in the Park. Under their guidelines, they are permitted to request a grant to a non-profit organization after contributing a specified number of volunteer hours working with that group. Starbucks requested just such a grant and it was approved. They contributed $2500 to the Washington National Park Fund which will be used for projects within Mount Rainier National Park.
The Starbucks folks will be on the trails on August 10-11, so look for them and give them a big "thank you!"