In 2008, Toys for Tots Literacy Program, which provides economically disadvantaged children with educational resources, was launched and has ever since been supported by the international courier and logistics service provider, the UPS network.
Over the last four years the programme has raised over $2 million. A large amount of this donation came from the sales of donation cards in the UPS Store locations in November and December. Beyond that, both, the UPS Store franchise, Mail Boxes Etc. Inc., and the UPS Foundation donated grants worth more than $150,000 in total.
Great courage and support towards this unique cause was also shown by UPS Store franchisees like Hal Berens or Larry Adler.
“It’s great to see first-hand the impact these donations make on my community. These schools and organisations need the funds now more than ever”, said Hel Berens from Reston, Va.
Larry Adler, a Hawaii-based franchisee, has been on the frontline of Toys for Tots supporters since it started. “This programme provides us with the unique opportunity to work with a nationally recognised organisation yet make a local impact.”
The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not for profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defence to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.