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P&G Employees Across the Country Participate in Service Day Transforming 13 Community Sites in Eight Cities

Friday, July 30, 2010 Corporate News J E 4
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More than 700 employees roll up their sleeves to help clean up their local communities

CINCINNATI, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Procter & Gamble Company's (NYSE: PG) North America marketing employees volunteered their time to help transform their local communities.  Brand leaders and more than 700 employees came together for the fourth annual P&G North America Marketing Service Day.  Volunteers helped clean up classrooms and common areas, paint inspirational murals, and gave a face-lift to outdoor areas with fresh landscaping in 13 schools, community centers and parks across the country.

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Aaron Eisel (North American Marketing Event Coordinator) worked with the United Way to identify the community sites across the country in need of transformation.  "P&G's purpose is grounded in improving lives," Eisel said, "I'm proud to be part of the more than 700 employee volunteers who are making a difference in their own communities."

The Cincinnati Reds partnered with P&G and showed their support at Cincinnati's Clark Montessori High School, home of the Reds Community Fund Brandon Phillips Baseball Field.  The Reds Community Fund is dedicated to improving the lives of underserved boys and girls through baseball.  Together, P&G employees, Reds Chief Operating Officer, Phil Castellini, and outfielder, Chris Heisey, built a new baseball diamond, upgraded the Brandon Phillips Baseball field, and spruced up the school.

"We are excited to partner with P&G to help improve the lives of the children in the Cincinnati community," Phil Castellini, Cincinnati Reds Chief Operating Officer.  "In just one day, we have been able to clean up Clark Montessori high school and also build a new baseball diamond that will benefit hundreds of underserved children in our community."

In addition to Clark Montessori, P&G marketing employees volunteered at several other Cincinnati Parks including Dunham, Pleasant Ridge, and Roselawn as well as the Gamble-Nippert YMCA.  Outside of Cincinnati, employees worked at 7 additional community sites in the following cities: Fayetteville, AR; Bethel, CT; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Hunt Valley, MD; Naperville, IL; and New York, NY.  With the help of United Way, P&G identified local sites across the country in need of transformation.

The P&G Live, Learn, and Thrive corporate cause seeks to improve life for children in need ages 0-13.  This includes helping them get off to a healthy start, provide access to educational facilities, and build skills for life.  We are improving the lives of roughly 50 million children in need around the world with programs like Children's Safe Drinking Water, Crest Healthy Smiles, and Hope Schools in China.  Please visit the Live, Learn, and Thrive website for more information.

About Procter & Gamble

Four billion times a day, P&G brands touch the lives of people around the world. The company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Pampers®, Tide®, Ariel®, Always®, Whisper®, Pantene®, Mach3®, Bounty®, Dawn®, Gain®, Pringles®, Charmin®, Downy®, Lenor®, Iams®, Crest®, Oral-B®, Duracell®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Wella®, Gillette®, Braun® and Fusion®. The P&G community includes approximately 135,000 employees working in about 80 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.

SOURCE Procter & Gamble

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