The UPS Store Gives Back
- Community stewardship
- Environmental sustainability
Toys for Tots Literacy Program
We’re a proud founding sponsor of the Toys for Tots Literacy Program, an initiative of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation that’s dedicated to supporting childhood literacy across the U.S.
Since 2008, the Toys for Tots Literacy Program has made it their mission to provide economically disadvantaged children the necessary resources to strengthen their ability to read and communicate. By providing access to books and other academic materials, the children we assist throughout our local communities are better able to compete academically. To date, the network has raised over $5.3 million and distributed over 41 million books. Every donation to the Toys for Tots Literacy Program helps to place a book into the hands of a financially disadvantaged child, giving them the confidence to succeed and hope for a better future.
Toys for Tots works with various local agencies to identify local children and organizations that will benefit from books purchased through the program, which means all local proceeds stay local. One hundred percent of all donations collected go directly to support childhood literacy programs.
Additionally, The UPS Store showcases our exclusive sponsorship of the Toys for Tots Literacy Program to a national audience during the Tournament of Roses Parade® which occurs in Pasadena, Calif. every New Year’s Day.