Published February 23, 2016 16:42
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 10, 2016 /CNW/ - UPS Canada continues its on-going commitment to support communities where it operates with its UPS Giving Strategy. UPS combines its employees' skill, passion and time, with their transportation assets and charitable donations to make a measurable difference in society. In 2015, UPS invested over 84,000 volunteer hours and more than $290,000 in The UPS Foundation grants into Canadian communities.
The UPS Foundation was established by UPS founder Jim Casey in 1951 with a mission to help build stronger and more resilient communities. The Foundation's current philanthropic approach focuses on four areas that reflect UPS's corporate values and expertise: Diversity, Community Safety, Environmental Sustainability and Volunteerism. The Foundation supports these efforts by creating and funding programs focused on building better communities.
Last year, The Foundation supported organizations nominated by UPS employees who benefited from 50 or more hours of hands-on volunteering from those employees.