UPS Employees To Deliver 275,000 Hours Of Service In Global Effort In October
UPS Celebrates 9th Annual Global Volunteer Month
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Atlanta, GA - October 12, 2011 - UPS (NYSE: UPS) employees around the world once again are taking up rakes and paint brushes along with their logistics know-how to support local community organizations this October. During the company's 9th annual Global Volunteer Month, UPS's 400,000 employees will continue the company's legacy of giving and service.
UPS employees give an average of 80 hours of volunteer time each year, according to an internal survey. To mark this year's Global Volunteer Month, the company's October goal is 275,000 hours of service. Employees will participate in a variety of service activities ranging from educating children to providing vital necessities to those in need. During volunteer efforts, employees also will deepen established relationships with key partners like the Boys and Girls Club of America and United Way by supporting service activities of those organizations.
To encourage employees in their efforts to make a difference in their communities, The UPS Foundation will donate $100,000 through an employee contest, providing 10 employees who participate in Global Volunteer Month a $10,000 grant to support the organization with which they volunteered.
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at UPS.com and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.