UPS drives giving to $1 billion |

UPS drives giving to $1 billion

UPS employees in Nevada County helped their company reach a milestone in charitable giving: UPS nationwide marked $1 billion in contributions to the United Way since 1982.

“To my knowledge, UPS is the first company ever to have contributed $1 billion through one organization, a tremendous accomplishment both for our employees and the communities that benefit from United Way services,” said UPS Foundation President Ken Sternard.

UPS drivers “see the needs” in their communities, Sternard added.

UPS employees recently held their annual United Way Partner fair and breakfast; local United Way Executive Director Megan Timpany presented them with a campaign giving award for their continued support to the community.

Other western Nevada County companies and agencies participating in dedicated workplace giving and payroll pledging this year are Grass Valley Inc., Telestream, Tri-Continent, Nevada County, California state employees, The Union, city of Grass Valley, A.T. & T and Wells Fargo Bank

County employees have held numerous events in the past to help support United Way. Coming up is the annual book sale Oct. 18 through Nov. 5, at the Rood Administrative Center. It’s free and open to the public.

With more than 800 employees, the county conducts the largest workplace giving campaign for the local United Way, which in turn supports 20 partner agencies.

Four areas of impact that United Way of Nevada County has been focusing on are: Supporting youth development and strengthening families in Nevada County; maintaining self-sufficiency and independence for seniors and the disabled; resolving life-threatening crisis (housing, nutrition, domestic violence, etc.) in Nevada County, and encouraging drug-free living through education, substance abuse prevention and intervention in Nevada County.

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