As a non-profit organization, getting projects done can be challenging and expensive. That is why it is especially meaningful when people from various groups, clubs and companies come to the center to offer their time and expertise. While building a shade structure and a sandbox may not have fallen within the normal job description of a barista or coffee shop manager, you would not have known that by the group of 12 employees from Starbucks that came to the center on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. A few experienced workers took charge with power tools, while others wielded pick axes and shovels. In four hours time they had installed the frame and base material for the sandbox and water feature on the sensory trail, they had built a shade structure for our lower paddock area, and had sanded and re-stained our deck. Thank you Starbucks for allowing your employees time to give to their local communities. Thank you to all who came to help that day.