Two Million Reasons and Counting: The UPS Store and Toys for Tots Continue
to Deliver the Gift of Reading
$2 million in donations raised to date; 2012 campaign launches Nov. 1
SAN DIEGO -- October 26, 2012
On Nov. 1, The UPS Store ^® will launch its holiday donation drive for the
Toys for Tots Literacy Program, helping deliver the gift of reading to less
fortunate children in the U.S.
Through Dec. 31, participating The UPS Store ^ locations across the U.S. will
sell donation cards to benefit the Toys for Tots Literacy Program, a
year-round initiative of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Every dollar
donated helps purchase books for less fortunate children in local communities
throughout the U.S.
“Education is one of the keys to helping children become successful in life.
During the holidays, The UPS Store hopes to make a positive impact by helping
children break the cycle of poverty through literacy and education,” said Tim
Davis, president of The UPS Store, Inc.
According to a 2011 study by the Brookings Institution, 22 percent of children
are living in poverty. Through its holiday campaign, The UPS Store seeks to
bring awareness to the issue of children’s literacy.
“Our nation’s less fortunate children deserve the resources to learn and
experience the joy of reading,” said Lt. Gen. Pete Osman, USMC (Ret),
President and CEO of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. “We are thrilled to
be entering the fifth year of the Toys for Tots Literacy Program, providing
children the gift of a book, which can leave a lasting impact even after the
holidays are over.”
In addition to donating in-store, customers can go to The UPS Store Facebook
page to make a donation directly to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and
learn more about the Toys for Tots Literacy Program. The UPS Store locations
will continue additional fundraising activities throughout the year, including
a coin box program for customers to donate their spare change.
Since it began in 2008, The UPS Store has raised more than $2 million for Toys
for Tots Literacy Program to purchase books for less fortunate children
For more information on the Toys for Tots Literacy Program, please visit
www.toysfortots.org/literacy. To find The UPS Store location nearest you,
About the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not-for-profit organization
authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps to provide fundraising and other necessary
support for the annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Now in
its 65^th year, Toys for Tots provides joy and a message of hope to less
fortunate children through the gift of a new toy or book during the Christmas
holiday season. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org.
About The UPS Store
With more than 4,700 locations in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada,The UPS
Storenetwork comprises the world’s largest franchise system of retail
shipping, postal, printing and business service centers. In the U.S.,The UPS
Store locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees
of The UPS Store, Inc., a subsidiary of UPS (NYSE:UPS). In Canada, locations
are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of master
licensee MBEC Communications, L.P. Services. Pricing and hours of operation
may vary by location. For additional information onThe UPS Store, including
information on franchise opportunities foropening a The UPS Store location,
The UPS Store, Inc.
Brandon Olson, 858-455-8846
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
Misti Dragano, 410-263-5312
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