US$85,300 grant from UPS provides sustainable upgrades to facilities and
MONTREAL, Nov. 22, 2011 /CNW/ - Today, Federation CJA received a
US$85,300 grant from The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS (NYSE: UPS), for their local soup kitchen, Le Café, which is located in
the heart of Montreal. This is the largest grant awarded by The UPS
Foundation to the Montreal community.
The grant will provide much needed sustainable upgrades to the facility
urgently needed to meet the growing demand. Federation CJA plans to
implement infrastructure for an automated dishwashing station, which
will enable the use of reusable materials rather than the current
disposable items. All disposables throughout the cafeteria and kitchen
will be replaced with durable, but still lightweight, alternatives.
Federation CJA's Green Committee will be involved in all aspects of the
planning, development and implementation.
Le Café was established in 2009 to address the needs of people most
affected by the global economic crisis. The food bank provides hot
meals to anyone in need of healthy food, friendly conversation and good
"UPS's extraordinary generosity is exemplary of how the corporate and
non-profit sectors can partner together to ensure the betterment of
community," said David Cape, President of Federation CJA. "Through
UPS's outstanding commitment to Le Café, Federation CJA will be able to
improve service to the thousands of people who depend on the kitchen
for nutritious, hot meals annually. This one-time grant will enable the
upgrade of the Cummings Centre for Seniors' kitchen and facilities and
the purchase of new equipment. We are so grateful to UPS for their
More than 60,000 meals have been served since Le Café's inception in
March of 2009. Every week, more than 400 people benefit from the
services at Le Café. Thanks to the grant, an additional 55 seats also
will be added to the kitchen to enable them to help more of Montreal's
"UPS has had a long-standing commitment to supporting our communities
and partnering with local charities," said Nicolas Dorget,
vice-president of communications, UPS Canada. "In this past year alone,
our employees have contributed approximately 100 volunteer hours at Le
Café. That is a tremendous achievement and we are proud to support the
efforts of our employees and the needs of the Montreal community."
About Federation CJA:
Federation CJA is the driving force in a vibrant Montreal Jewish
community. In partnership with a network of agencies and organizations,
Federation builds and sustains this community by providing leadership
and by supporting the delivery of services and programs to care for the
vulnerable and those in need, to ensure a bright Jewish future, to
represent and defend communal interests and to positively affect
issues in the wider society.
About The UPS Foundation:
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is the world's largest package delivery company and a
global leader in supply chain and freight services. 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. UPS promotes community involvement through its ongoing
volunteerism and grant programs, environmental sustainability and
corporate philanthropy. In 2010, UPS's charitable contributions
totalled nearly $44.6 million in global philanthropy from The UPS
Foundation to non-profit agencies and UPS employees and their families
contributed more than 1.2 million hours of volunteer service. The
company can be found on the web at UPS.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.
Image with caption: "Nicolas Dorget, Vice President of Communications for UPS Canada presents David Cape, President of Federation CJA with a cheque in the amount of $85,300 USD for Le Café. The grant will provide much needed sustainable upgrades to the facility urgently needed to meet the growing demand. (CNW Group/UPS Canada Ltd.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111122_C8423_PHOTO_EN_7084.jpg
SOURCE UPS Canada Ltd.
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