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The UPS Foundation makes an impact in greening Miami-Dade County through a $25,000 grant to the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade

The UPS Foundation grant will fund local UPS employee volunteer project that will bring more trees to Gwen Cherry Park

MIAMI (October 27, 2016)

For the third consecutive year, Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and Million Trees Miami are teaming up with UPS to increase our community’s tree canopy and further Million Trees Miami’s goal to plant one million trees by 2020. As part of this effort, The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS, has awarded the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade a $25,000 grant to plant additional trees at Gwen Cherry Park.  

UPS employees will come together to give back to their local community and plant over 50 new Florida-native trees at Gwen Cherry Park, on Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 9 a.m. – noon.  This employee volunteer tree-planting project will be part of UPS’ “Global Volunteer Month” happening across the globe during the month of October.  This project also advances UPS’ worldwide sustainability goal to plant one million trees around the world each year. 

Invited guests include Miami-Dade County Chairman Jean Monestime and Miami-Dade Parks Deputy Director George Navarrete who will address volunteers on the significance of UPS’s volunteer and charitable support over the years, and their significant role in greening our community. 

Miami-Dade Parks is a world-class parks system supported by the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness, and Conservation and Stewardship.

About The UPS Foundation
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business.  Since its founding in 1907, UPS has built a legacy as a caring and responsible corporate citizen, supporting programs that provide long-term solutions to community needs.  Founded in 1951, The UPS Foundation leads its global citizenship programs and is responsible for facilitating community involvement to local, national, and global communities.  In 2015, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $110 million in charitable giving around the world and recorded more than 2.3 million hours of volunteer service.  The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/Foundation.  To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.

Who:
UPS Americas employees, Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, Million Trees Miami
What:
Volunteer tree-planting event
When:
October 29, 2016 — 09:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where:
Gwen Cherry Park 7090 NW 22 Avenue Miami, FL (305) 694-4889