March 26, 2008
Media Contact: Michelle Wade
(New Haven, Conn.) –March 26, 2008- United Postal Service, the world's largest package delivery company and an employer of 425,300 worldwide, raised nearly $61 million during the 2007 United Way, campaign, retaining their place as United Way ‘s top supporter for the 8th consecutive year. In the 26 years that UPS has supported United Way, the company and its employees have donated an astonishing $872 million to help the communities and the individuals they serve. In the Greater New Haven area, the North Haven and Orange UPS locations have donated over $250,000 in just the past five years.
UPS employees nationwide have also contributed time and talent by volunteering in their communities. In 2007, UPS employees donated more than 960,000 hours of their time through Global Volunteer Week and UPS's Neighbor-to-Neighbor program, a company-wide volunteer initiative that matches employees and their families with volunteer opportunities based on their interests, skills and availability. In Greater New Haven, UPS has donated time in many ways, such as through United Way’s annual Days of Caring, a week-long event where thousands of volunteers from around the region work on one-time improvement projects. One recent volunteer project involved painting the Orange Department of Community Services building.
“UPS sets the bar for community leadership in the workplace and I find their dedication to the community truly inspiring,” said Jack Healy, CEO of United Way of Greater New Haven.
About United Way:
United Way brings together the caring power of our community to create measurable, sustainable change and to improve lives. Together with community partners, United Way identifies our region's greatest needs and best opportunities for change; raises dollars and invest those dollars for results and connects people to their caring through volunteer opportunities.
More information about United Way of Greater New Haven's community leadership and how you can help can be found at http://www.uwgnh.org/.
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