Stamford, May 13, 2010
The UPS Foundation awarded 16 Keep America Beautiful (KAB) affiliates $10,000 community improvement grants each, supporting programs across the country that address litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling, beautification and community greening. The projects will take place during 2010 and into early 2011.
The awards were presented to KAB affiliates in recognition of their volunteer initiatives with local UPS locations throughout the United States. UPS employee volunteers will actively support many of these merit-based award programs.
"The UPS Foundation shares Keep America Beautiful's goals of building stronger and more sustainable communities through volunteer engagement," said Matthew M. McKenna, president and CEO, Keep America Beautiful. "We are extremely grateful for this generous support of our affiliates and their programs."
"UPS employees are actively engaged in these communities; they see the needs and want to make things better," said The UPS Foundation President Ken Sternad. "Our financial contribution supports the overall commitment of our people, as they work to improve the environment."
The winning KAB affiliates and a description of their UPS Foundation-supported projects are: