UTC Donates 300 Libraries to Elementary Schools in China

Jan 13, 2015 2:00 PM ET

With a diverse collection of books, glistening new reading tables and shelves, and smiling children and volunteers, United Technologies recently donated the 300th student library in partnership with the international nonprofit The Library Project. This marks a new milestone for the UTC China Library Project since its inception in 2011.

"UTC is a company with a rich legacy of innovation and commitment to make things better," said Liping Xie, President, UTC China Aerospace & Government Relations. "The 300 libraries symbolize UTC's efforts to build sustainable and vibrant communities in China and the world by promoting education and empowering the younger generations. I am also very excited to see another great milestone achieved in our employee involvement in volunteerism and community service with the completion of the 300th student library. Congratulations to our volunteers and partners."

To date, employees of United Technologies' entities in China have contributed more than 700 volunteer hours and successfully equipped 300 student libraries and 80 teacher libraries with 193,750 books, benefiting more than 65,200 students and nearly 4,000 teachers across 12 provinces in China.

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