The UPS Foundation to help fund YMCA d'Haiti Literacy Program

On January 30, 2015, the UPS Foundation held a function that served as a handing over ceremony of a check the corporation has donated to fund a literacy program in Haiti. The UPS division, which has been a leader in programs of global citizenship, has given $30,000 USD to the cause, handing the donation over to the YMCA d'Haiti Literacy Program, which is an organization with the mission of teaching the skills of literacy and reading to the youth, seniors and women who are underprivileged in Haiti.


At the ceremony, the corporate executives of the UPS were present including the UPS Caribbean country manager, Pedro Capote, the UPS Americas Region vice president of Human Resources and Labor Relations, Charnley Conway, as well as members of staff of the YMCA d'Haiti including Board Chair, Roges Lamothe, and the General Secretary, Gwénaël Apollon. The grant will service two of the community centers of the YMCA in Port-au-Prince and Laboule. The current programs offered will benefit through an advancement in their capacity to reach more of the old, young and women who gain knowledge through the activities and initiatives given.

The UPS Foundation is no stranger to funding projects of this kind, being in the business of global citizenship programs since 1951. Just two years ago, the foundation's employees invested over $102 million towards the charitable programs offered to serve not just their local and national communities, but global ones as well. The types of programs funded by the UPS Foundation include those that offer long-term solutions to deep-seated problems such as this current cause of fighting illiteracy.

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