Project Picnic Benefits Local Community

Oct 8, 2013

After over 1,000 volunteer hours, 16,000 pounds of recycled lumber, 2,500 drill holes and 900 saw cuts, non-profits in Stamford, CT walked away on October 3 with picnic tables to beautify the community and replace tables damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

To mark Nestlé Waters North America’s National Volunteer Month, the company partnered with Cougle's Recycling, Inc. and Keep America Beautiful to bring Project Picnic to life. More than 250 employees and non-profit volunteers gathered to assemble 100 picnic tables made of recycled lumber from post-consumer plastic bottles. The tables were donated to 10 parks and 14 non-profit organizations around the Stamford area.

“Project Picnic is a great opportunity to work alongside colleagues and community partners, as well as an organization like Cougle’s Recycling which does such important work to boost recycling,” said Tim Brown, Chairman, President and CEO of Nestlé Waters North America. “It’s gratifying to know that in the years to come, when local families are enjoying our outdoor parks, they will be using these beautiful tables.”

Read the blog post by Delphine Fairley, Manager Employee Engagement, as she shares her thoughts on NWNA's participation in Project Picnic.