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UPS Legacy of Volunteerism Goes Global

Submitted by: UPS

Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions

Posted: Oct 20, 2003 – 12:00 AM EST

 

CEO to Help Build A School in China As Part of UPS Global Volunteer Week

ATLANTA - UPS (NYSE:UPS) employees around the world began a week of synchronized community service today, including volunteering their time to give food to the homeless, read to disadvantaged children, plant trees and help build schools. Global Volunteer Week is part of UPS's long-standing commitment to give back to the communities in which UPS employees live and work. UPS's spirit of volunteerism dates back to the earliest days of the company under founder Jim Casey.

This week, more than 1,000 UPS employees are planning to volunteer their time in 14 select markets outside the United States - Canada, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Germany, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, Australia, Brazil and Mexico. A sample of activities from around the world:

  • In Asia, employees will volunteer over 2,400 hours to help build a school, landscape a home for autistic children and play games with children in an orphanage, among other activities.

  • In Latin America, employees will volunteer more than 300 hours to plant trees and paint a facility that helps people with autism.

  • In Europe, employees will volunteer over 700 hours to help build an animal shelter, distribute books to underprivileged children and collect food for a food bank, among other activities.

  • In Canada, employees will volunteer over 3,000 hours to distribute food to the homeless, clean dog kennels for the humane society or help coordinate a blood drive, among other activities.

    UPS Chairman and CEO Mike Eskew will join 60 fellow UPS employees to help build a computer lab for a primary school in China's Hebei Province. UPS also is donating the computers and will provide on-going computer training for the school's teachers.

    "UPS was founded on the philosophy that volunteering is an essential ingredient of healthy communities," said Eskew. "Each year, more than 30,000 employees volunteer their time to a range of community services through our Neighbor to Neighbor Program. Global Volunteer Week builds on this spirit of volunteerism by creating an organized way for employees to improve their communities together."

    This first-ever UPS Global Volunteer Week is being held in tandem with the company's Neighbor to Neighbor Service Challenge in the United States, which aims to achieve 100,000 employee volunteer hours by Nov. 14. Visit community.ups.com for more information about UPS's community involvement.

    UPS is the world's largest package delivery company and a global leader in supply chain services, offering an extensive range of options for synchronizing the movement of goods, information and funds. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., UPS serves more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. UPS's stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange (UPS), and the company can be found on the Web at UPS.com.

  • For more information, please contact:

    Rebecca Treacy-Lenda UPS
    Phone: +1-404-828-8396
    John Wheeler UPS
    Phone: +1-404-828-6463

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