UPS was the first global corporate partner to raise $1 billion in contributions to United Way. In 2018, our partnership helped almost 80,000 children get literacy support, more than 34,000 youth with job skills training, and connected some 1,200 veterans with jobs. At the same time, UPS is partnering with United Way across the country to end human trafficking, training their drivers and community agencies to spot the signs and donating to that cause.
Here's just one example of the difference UPSers are making. In Boston, UPS support has helped the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley provide financial stability coaching and services to thousands of people. Since 2010, 25,881 people have gotten jobs and another 4,390 have advanced in employment thanks to new job skills and opportunities.
That's just one reason United Way has recognized UPS as an Outstanding Strategic Partner, celebrating its leadership, long-term commitment, volunteering and employee engagement. Another one of UPS' high-profile efforts is its annual eBay auction, leveraging its sports and entertainment connections to support community solutions.