Throughout the month of October, UPS (NYSE:UPS) employees in the Philippines, dedicated more than 1,000 hours to towards charitable causes and community efforts in support of programs for children in the community. Spearheaded by The UPS Foundation, the global philanthropic and corporate citizenship arm of UPS, the Global Volunteer Month mobilizes UPS employees around the world, together with their families and friends, to give back to the communities in which they live and work.
In the Philippines, UPS employees took part in the following community initiatives:
- ‘Renovate to Educate’, a program by the non-profit organization, Teach for the Philippines, which repairs, refurbishes and restores classrooms all over the country with the aim of providing conducive learning environments for children. UPS employees, together with their family and friends made tables and repainted chairs for students of Don Galo Elementary School in Paranaque, a Teach for the Philippines partner school.
- ‘Be an Aunt or Uncle for a Day’ by SOS Children’s Village, an international non-governmental organization that cares for orphaned or abandoned children in Manila and Cebu. Children under the organization’s care are looked after by an SOS mother, who helps raise the children. Volunteers organized games, served meals to the children and their SOS mothers, and held a motivational talk for the children.
- Visions of Hope’s kinaBOOKasan activity, where volunteers read ‘Ang Puting Sapatos’ to underprivileged children and made friendship bracelets with them. Visions of Hope (VOH) is a Christian Development Organization that implements holistic and transformational programs and services for underprivileged communities all across the Philippines.
- A coloring activity for the children of Bahay Aruga, a home for orphaned or abandoned children, after which the latter were given hygiene kits.
“We are committed to making a positive impact in the communities we live and work in,” said Chris Buono, Managing Director of UPS Philippines. “This year’s activities focused on providing support to the children in these communities allowing us to attend to some of their basic every day needs and brighten their lives in the process too.”
More than 4,500 UPS volunteers across operations in Asia Pacific dedicated their time to close to 200 community service projects for this year’s Global Volunteer Month. Over 20,000 hours were donated throughout the region in support of activities ranging from fundraising to sustain disadvantaged communities, to student mentoring and senior care, from teaching of sustainable skills and reinforcing local environmental conservation and clean-up activities, to food resourcing and sustainability efforts. UPS has pledged to contribute 20 million volunteer hours globally toward community service initiatives by the end of 2020 and is on track to meet this goal.
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UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Since its founding in 1907, UPS has built a legacy as a caring and responsible corporate citizen, supporting programs that provide long-term solutions to community needs. Founded in 1951, The UPS Foundation leads its global citizenship programs and is responsible for facilitating community involvement to local, national, and global communities. In 2018, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $114.9 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/Foundation and @UPS Foundation on Twitter. To get UPS news direct, follow @UPS_News on Twitter. The company’s sustainability eNewsletter, UPS Horizons, can be found at ups.com/sustainabilitynewsletter.