UPS gives $1 million to United Way
MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Once again, UPS Canada was
honoured with the United Way Centraide Canada's prestigious national
'Thanks a Million' award, which was presented at the Annual General
Meeting in Burlington on June 17th.
This is the 12th consecutive year that United Way has recognized the exceptional
contribution of UPS Canada and its employees. The award commemorates
organizations that, through corporate charity and the combined efforts
of employees and members, contribute $1,000,000 or more to United Way
"We're extremely proud of this honour, said Michael Tierney, UPS Canada
President. "UPS was founded with the principle that we must be
committed to the communities in which we work and live. I am
especially proud of UPS employees across Canada who continue to share
their time and efforts in support of the vital services United Way
provides. They are keeping our founding principles alive."
Each UPS facility in Canada takes part in an annual United Way pledge
campaign, with various fundraisers hosted throughout the year. This
year the Second Annual 'Pulling for U' Plane Pull is taking place. The
event is a collaborative effort with United Way Calgary and the UPS
Calgary centre. Teams of 15 are challenged to pull an approximate
190,000 lbs Airbus A300 for 50 feet in the quickest time.
"Once again UPS Canada and their employees have led the way and made
significant contributions to the well-being of Canadians through their
partnership with the United Way/Centraide movement across Canada. On
behalf of the hundreds of thousands of Canadians who benefit from this
generousity, may I extend our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation in
helping us build stronger, more vibrant and caring communities," said
Len Lifchus, CEO - United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton.
Since its founding in 1907, UPS has built a legacy as a caring and
responsible corporate citizen. Whether through its involvement with
United Way, The UPS Foundation or volunteerism, UPS provides assistance
to programs that provide long-term solutions to community needs.
About United Way in Canada
There are over 100 community-based United Ways across the country that
work together as a national Movement to improve lives by engaging
individuals and mobilizing collective action. The Movements three
funding focus areas are: helping Canadians move from poverty to
possibility, supporting healthy people to build strong communities, and
helping kids be all they can be.
Each local United Way work in partnership with their communities (school
boards, governments, academia, unions, business leaders, neighbourhood
residents and funders) to achieve long-term measurable change, creating
opportunities for a better life for everyone.
United Way Centraide Canada's national office (located in Ottawa)
provides guidance and support on behalf of the national Movement.
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.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., UPS serves more than 220 countries and
territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at UPS.com and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.
SOURCE: UPS Canada Ltd.
For further information:
Robyn van Teunenbroek
UPS Canada Public Relations