UPS Gives $100K to Baltimore Reads

SOURCE: United Parcel Service News Release
On January 18 at 5:30 p.m., UPS will present a check for $100,000 to Baltimore Reads Inc. The event will be held at the organization's headquarters at The Brokerage, 3 South Frederick St. in Baltimore. The donation will go towards the technology center and various educational supplies throughout their learning centers.

Since 1992 the organization's Book Bank has provided more than 1,000,000 new and gently used books to disadvantaged families in Baltimore. Baltimore Reads helps educationally disadvantaged children and adults improve their quality of life and self-sufficiency through strong literacy and job training programs. In conjunction with the Ripken Learning Center, reading and literacy is promoted as a tool for personal and economic self- improvement.

For more information about Baltimore Reads, call 410-752-3595 or visit the baltimorereads.org website. The organization also received a $35,000 gift from Verizon in December.

For information about the UPS foundation, visit this webpage. UPS, a publicly traded company, has several locations in the Baltimore area.

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This story was published on January 17, 2006.