UPS and United Way have partnered since 1982, UPS employees and The UPS Foundation have contributed more than $1 billion to United Way in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico – making UPS the first United Way partner to reach the $1 billion mark. United Way’s history is built on the proven effectiveness of local organizations helping people in their own communities. This heritage – and driving force – has sustained a special relationship between UPS and United Way. UPS has matched employee contributions each year since 1982 when the company first began supporting United Way.
Locally, UPS participated in this year's Stuff the Bus and Hometown Huddle by picking up and delivering school supplies, food and other items across the community. UPS staff member, Billy Bruce, also serves as a United Way Loaned Executive.
Bruce stated, "I have worked for UPS for over 16 years and have enthusiastically supported United Way for all of those years. The driving force behind UPS and United Way has always been our people. People who proudly support United Way and value our partnership building stronger communities by investing our resources, volunteering our time, and advocating for United Way. I have personally seen the positive impact United Way has made on a local level changing lives permanently for the better. I will continue to support United Way and encourage others to do so daily. Working together we can build upon this great heritage and sustain an enduring legacy of positive change for generations to come."