Submitted by: Keep America Beautiful
Categories: Community Development
Posted: Apr 19, 2004 – 12:00 AM EST
Apr. 19 /CSRwire/ -
Keep America Beautiful, the nation's largest nonprofit community improvement and educational organization, engages individuals to take responsibility for improving their community environments. Through its national network of more than 540 affiliates and 400 more participating organizations, Keep America Beautiful annually involves millions in stewardship activities across the United States. Last year, 2.3 million volunteers from more than 14,000 communities participated in Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup - an annual March through May program consisting of more than 30,000 events that clean up, fix up, beautify, paint, sustain and restore America's neighborhoods, public lands and waterways.
"We are thrilled that The UPS Foundation is supporting Keep America Beautiful, our affiliate network and our volunteers," said G. Raymond Empson, president of Keep America Beautiful. "This generous donation reflects UPS's commitment to grassroots action and volunteerism, and it will help us make a big impact on American communities. Together, our efforts will ensure improved communities today and for generations to come."
"UPS and its employees have a longstanding commitment to the communities where we live and work. Philanthropy and employee volunteerism are a part of the company's culture," said Evern Cooper, president of The UPS Foundation and vice president of UPS corporate relations. "Together with our nonprofit partners, we work to make a positive impact on the lives of people in need. UPS's support of Keep America Beautiful signifies our shared focus and commitment to improve our communities."
About The UPS Foundation
Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, Ga., The UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its support clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, The UPS Foundation has identified literacy, hunger, and volunteerism as its focus areas. In 2003, The UPS Foundation distributed nearly $40 million worldwide through grants that benefit organizations or programs such as Keep America Beautiful, Inc., and provide support for building stronger communities. For more information, visit www.community.ups.com.
About Keep America Beautiful, Inc.
Keep America Beautiful, Inc., established in 1953, engages individuals in programs that prevent litter and reduce, reuse, recycle and properly manage waste materials. Through partnerships and strategic alliances with citizens, businesses and government, Keep America Beautiful's programs motivate millions of volunteers annually to clean up, beautify and improve their neighborhoods, creating safer and more livable community environments. To learn more about Keep America Beautiful, please go to www.kab.org.
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