Tokyo, Japan, January 9, 2017 – The UPS Foundation, the global philanthropic and corporate citizenship arm of UPS (NYSE: UPS), donated US$10,000 to Kodomo No Sato, an Osaka-based non-profit organization (NPO) which supports the welfare of children living in the Nishinari district of Osaka.
Kodomo No Sato began as a daycare center in 1977, and today, is a registered non-profit organization that provides shelter, financial, educational and emotional support to local children who are exposed to poverty, discrimination and domestic violence. In addition to anger management and emotional issues, some children also suffer from low self-esteem. The organisation supports these at-risk children through age and gender based group Empowerment Workshops designed to address each child’s emotional needs and to restore their self-confidence and self-expression.
“For over a decade, UPS has provided financial aid amounting to almost US$100,000, and over 1,400 volunteer hours to Kodomo No Sato” said Masato Umeno, President of UPS Japan. “During UPS’s annual Global Volunteer Month in October, employees gave the children insights into the logistics industry and invited them to tour UPS’s facility at the Kansai International Airport. We are thankful for the opportunity to give back to the communities where our customers and employees live.”
“Children are negatively impacted when they experience uncertainty during their formative years. The Empowerment Workshops have an important role to play in caring for these children and we are grateful for UPS’s support throughout the years,” said Tomoko Shoho, Administrative Director of Kodomo No Sato.
Previous grants from The UPS Foundation have been used for research activities and to renovate the children’s shelter.
About The UPS Foundation
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 2016, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $116 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/Foundation. To get UPS news direct, follow @UPS_Foundation on Twitter.
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