UPS celebrates 25 years in Taiwan with charity festival
The China Post news staffUPS is celebrating 25 years of operations in Taiwan through a monthlong series of volunteering activities that coincides with this year's Global Volunteer Month (GMV), according to a press release from UPS.
October 25, 2013, 12:27 am TWN
Among the various activities organized, UPS Taiwan held a charity carnival recently. The half-day carnival, called “UPS Working Together to Cultivate the Taiwan Market,” was held at Huashan Creative Park, the company said.
The carnival began with a performance by children from the Down Syndrome Foundation, followed by a series of team activities including team jump rope and a treasure hunt. These interactive activities provided an opportunity for UPS and the charity organizations to work together and to better understand the needs of the local community. There was also a charity bazaar with stalls to sell handicrafts made by underprivileged children, to showcase their creativity and to raise money for the organizations, said UPS.
In 2012, 463 Taiwan UPS employees devoted over 1,500 hours of service to the community during GVM, the company said. This year, UPS Taiwan is targeting a 5-percent increase in participation.
Six volunteer events are organized for this year's GVM. These activities include: encouraging interactions and care between the community and the underprivileged through a charity carnival; promoting wetland conservation awareness through a cleanup activity; cleaning the facilities of local nonprofit organizations; and engaging with and entertaining the disabled through various handicraft activities.
“At UPS, we believe that we grow not only by investing in our business, but also in our people and in our communities,” said Anita Li, managing director of UPS Taiwan. “Our philanthropic investments benefit more than just the local community. Through volunteering and participating in these activities, UPSers gain meaningful insights on the needs of local communities.”