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PetCare Pride Day

Nestlé Purina's commitment to pet welfare is about envisioning, as a team, what we can do to enrich the lives of pets and the people who love them. It's about partnering with local organizations that support pets AND people to accomplish something bigger. And it's about having unconditional support from the bottom up and from the top down to take initiative within our communities.

Each year, Nestlé Purina celebrates PetCare Pride Day – a day devoted to community service at our St. Louis Headquarters and also at many of our factory facilities across the country. This is an opportunity for associates to step away from their desks and off the production floor to divide into teams to perform a variety of service activities.


This Year's Highlights


2018's Service Accomplishments

Infographic of stats - 1,500 employees participated helping 22 local charities.

  • 100 “Green Paw” associates worked to clean up the Riverfront Trail
  • Stuffed 750 backpacks with food and supplies for Peabody Elementary School and Lift for Life Academy
  • Assembled 1,000 Purina Pet Packs for the APA of Missouri, containing essential items new pet owners need to get them started
  • Built 43 dog houses, 72 cat bunk beds, 150 dog beds and 110 pet blankets to be donated to the Humane Society of Missouri, Gateway Pet Guardians and the Tenth Life cat shelter
  • Led a Mutt-I-Grees humane education project at the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center in East St. Louis
  • Assembled 7,500 ready-to-eat meals and 1,300 personal care kits, which will be distributed to the underserved by our community partners
  • Made more than 250 baby blankets, which will be distributed to children at St. Louis Children’s Hospital
  • 75 associates went to Lydia’s House Domestic Violence Shelter to help make the facility pet friendly
  • Assembled bicycles and led children’s activities at Guardian Angel Settlement Association
  • Donated $15,000 to area non-profits selected by associates
  • A group of volunteers helped ensure all waste from the celebration was separated appropriately to make this our second Zero Waste PetCare Pride Day


Purina employees participating at the 2018 Purina Petcare Pride Day



 2017's Service Accomplishments

Employees working on project at PetCare Pride Day

  • A group of 100 associates transformed Frenchtown Dog Park, making approximately $30,000 worth of upgrades in partnership with Rescue Rebuild
  • Assembled pet education materials and read to children at Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House about shelter pets and responsible pet care
  • 40 bicycles built for children at Kingdom House
  • School supplies sorted at KidSmart
  • Landscaped several city parks throughout the St. Louis area
  • 500 items built for area pet shelters including dog houses, pet beds, and blankets
  • 1,000 new pet owner adoption kits assembled
  • 9,000 ready-to-eat meals and care kits prepared
  • We donated more than $20,000 to area non-profits

Infographic that says - 23 volunteer projects, 1400 volunteers, 20+ local charities


Purina associates holding a donation check for $3,000



2016's Service Accomplishments

inforgraphic that says - 1,300 associates, $40,000 donated

  • A group of 20 associates painted a mural on the wall at Animal House
  • Painted, cleaned, and weeded for the Laclede Landing Dog Park Makeover
  • Unloaded, sorted, and packed donated food items at the Ferguson Food Pantry
  • Fed the homeless and assisted with cleanup and food pantry organization at the Community Care Center
  • Made blankets, built houses and beds for cats and dogs
  • Assembled and painted toy boxes and hope chests for residents at Almost Home
  • Painted, mulched and gardened at Brightside St. Louis
  • We donated more than $40,000 to area non-profits 


Purina associates packing up donated food in boxes




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