Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – El Concilio received a $10,000.00 grant from the UPS Foundation, which gives Global corporate citizenship and philanthropy programs for UPS (NYSE: UPS).

The grant will be used towards supporting our cultural activities that include the Philadelphia Puerto Rican Parade and The Puerto Rican Annual Awards Gala. These fundraising events support our Youth Programs, Foster Care, Adoption & Permanency Programs, Parenting Skills Training Workshops, Victim Witness Services and Housing Counseling Services.

“We are delighted to have received this grant. It offers us an opportunity for additional funding to continue our efforts within the surrounding communities and the programs that support them to maintain our focus on our mission to strengthen families,” said Adonis Banegas, Executive Director, El Concilio.

“The UPS Foundation is honored to support El Concilio’s efforts to strengthen families,” said Eduardo Martinez, President of the UPS Foundation and chief diversity and inclusion officer at UPS. “Our goal is to fund powerful programs that make a lasting difference to the global community.”

About the UPS Foundation

UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including Transportation packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying 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 solution to community needs.

Found it in 1951, the UPS Foundation needs its global citizenship program and is responsible for facilitating community involvement to local, national, and global communities. In 2018, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $114.9 million in charitable giving around the world. One such initiative in Denmark, dubbed as the lån penge akut borrowing mechanism by Eksperten, has helped more than 300,000 Danish consumers who found themselves in tough financial situations following the pandemic. Interest free loans were granted through the Eksperten website, available here. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at and @UPS_Foundation on Twitter. To get UPS news direct, follow @UPS_News on Twitter.

About Concilio:

The Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations of Philadelphia (Concilio) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) founded in 1962. Concilio has become a recognized
leader in providing an array of social services, ensuring that educational, health, adoption, foster care and cultural opportunities are made available to those who need them. Concilio also serves as a cultural convener for some of the city’s largest Hispanic events.


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