UPS Employees to Deliver 275,000 Hours of Service in Global Effort in October

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  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    UPS Celebrates 9th Annual Global Volunteer Month

    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.

    "In addition to millions of packages each day, we deliver our expertise, talents and time to numerous non-profits, communities and individuals throughout the world," said Ken Sternad, president of The UPS Foundation. "Volunteerism has long been a part of our culture. We see the value of community service both in enhancing lives of individuals and also in developing the leadership talents of our employees. We know the benefits that service provides our communities and workforce and are honored to place an additional emphasis on volunteerism and service each October."

    Volunteer events span the globe and provide employees the opportunity to donate time to support personal passions and community interests. Some events slated for this Global Volunteer Month include:
    • Approximately 20 volunteers in South Africa will renovate the Mpumelelo Day Care Center and playground.
    • Volunteers in Oslo will work with the Norwegian Red Cross to clean, paint and garden at a local children's shelter.
    • In Indianapolis, volunteers will support the city through a variety of events including a Day of Caring with the United Way, a Habitat for Humanity build and providing volunteers for the Indianapolis Zoo's "ZooBoo" event.
    • Working with the Nature Society of Singapore, volunteers will plant 1,800 shrubs.
    • Volunteers in Venezuela will spend an afternoon reading and playing with children at the ABANSA orphanage.
  2. UPSman110

    UPSman110 New Member

    I'm on your side, what a joke this all is! I really liked working for this company, but since telematics came into the picture, it is a horrible place to be. Greed everywhere in this company.
  3. Island

    Island Active Member

    Personally, I get offended when management starts telling me to contribute time or money to charity. All of my FT managers have said to my face what they think of me so what entitles them to make demands of me on behalf of the company that they claim so dearly loathes me? If I volunteer or donate, I'll do it in a t-shirt that doesn't have the company logo on it.