The partnership between United Way and UPS goes back 33 years. Together with generous contributions from their employees, UPS became the first company to raise $1 billion in contributions to United Way, targeting improvements in education and financial stability.
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 one reason we've 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.
In 2014, UPS employees pledged a record of $63.7 million. In 2015, UPS was recognized for its employee engagement among companies with more than 50,000 U.S. employees. UPS encourages community service on the part of its employees, who log nearly 2 million service hours annually. Employees have pledged to give 20 million hours of volunteer service by 2020.