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UPS helps – at home and abroad

[ June 20, 2022   //   ]

The UPS Foundation has launched several community projects around the world.  As part of its commitment to advance diversity, equity and economic empowerment.

In its hometown, Atlanta it is investing in the Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE); supporting the National Center for Civil and Human Rights to provide training for community leaders and research to support the LGBTQ+ community; helping the Atlanta Police Foundation support the At Promise Youth Centers; and making 30 scholarships as well as scholarships for students at Morehouse School of Medicine to continue their careers supporting health equity in underserved communities.

It has also worked closely with Atlanta-based CARE, The Salvation Army, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Food Programme (WFP) and other partners to provide relief to Ukrainians affected by the war.

This includes free transportation for medicines and medical supplies valued at $8 million, more than 1 million meals, over 840,000lbs of relief supplies, and 90,000 blankets and coats for refugees.

The UPS Foundation, UPS Healthcare and UPS Flight Forward are meanwhile expanding partnerships with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and Zipline to deliver vaccines and critical healthcare supplies in Nigeria and Kenya.

Over the past two years, these organizations have worked hand-in-hand with UPS to deliver nearly 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses via drone to underrepresented populations, as well as rural and remote communities.