Cornwall group companion helps preserve furry bellies full

Since 2018, Walmart Logistics Canada in Cornwall has been donating meals and pet provides to the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society to assist animals in want. Right this moment, we need to shine a light-weight on them to focus on what an unbelievable group companion they’re to the animals! 

An extended-standing partnership 

To this point in 2023 alone, Walmart Logistics Canada has donated over an estimated 70,000 lbs of pet meals and litter merchandise to help animals on the Ontario SPCA. Since 2018, in-kind donations from this beneficiant companion have totaled over $300,000. 

“Not solely are we pleased to help a worthy native group as group companions, however we’re additionally equally happy to cut back our waste footprint by doing these in-kind donations,” says Leslie Casselman, Senior Director, Walmart Logistics Canada. 

Casselman says the workforce works carefully with the standard assurance workforce at Walmart to make sure all merchandise donated are appropriate for the animals. Donated objects might have the outer field broken, a small rip within the bag of meals, or be a discontinued merchandise they’re trying to transfer off the cabinets.  

“We’re one of many largest employers within the metropolis and we take our group collaboration significantly right here in Cornwall. We wish folks to know that we’re right here to assist,” says Casselman. 

Crew effort 

When objects are able to be donated, the Ontario SPCA is contacted to rearrange decide up. On decide up days, Casselman says they’ll ask for volunteers to assist load the donations. Typically, employees additionally go to the animal centre, which is simply down the street, to assist unload as properly. In line with Casselman, the workforce of associates at their Cornwall location are very passionate about serving to the animals on this method. 

“They like to do it. It makes our workforce, the associates on our ground, and all of us proud to assist our group companions – our charities – which might be asking for assist,” says Casselman. “Everyone has a fur child at house, so I feel it truly is relatable for all of our workforce to say how pleased we’re to see that taking place.” 

Staying related to the group 

Along with these in-kind donations, Casselman says the management workforce at Walmart additionally observe the Ontario SPCA Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Animal Centre social media pages to maintain a watch out for particular donation requests. For instance, when the animal centre requested linens, Casselman says they put bins out and inspired employees to donate in the event that they have been in a position.  

The Ontario SPCA is so grateful to Walmart Logistics Canada for this long-standing collaboration, and the numerous donations they’ve generously supplied through the years. Caring for animals actually is a group effort! Thanks! 

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