ATLANTA, Nov. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE: UPS) has launched the annual Wishes Delivered campaign, created to spread goodwill and share stories of people making a difference. This year, UPS employees were asked to submit their wishes for the people and communities where UPSers work and live every day. "With Wishes Delivered, we are able to bring wishes to life that can make a difference in the communities we serve," said UPS chief marketing and business services officer Teresa Finley. "This year, we are excited to have our employees - who act as problem solvers every day - have an opportunity to see their holiday wishes fulfilled and pay it forward in their local communities." Every time a Wishes Delivered story is shared on social media channels like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, UPS will donate $1 to one of three charities: The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, The Salvation Army, and Toys for Tots Literacy Program*. From a little girl's wish to make sure kids in need have toys, to high school football rivals in East Baton Rouge, LA coming together to rebuild after devastating floods, to delivery of more than 20 mini UPS ® trucks across the globe, follow the stories at wishesdelivered.ups.com. UPS finds magic and hope with each wish delivered during the holiday season. Since first launching during the 2014 holiday season, Wishes Delivered has surprised and delighted deserving individuals and organizations who put others first. Last year, UPS helped Civil Rights leader Mr. Robert J. Brown's International BookSmart Foundation get 180 tons of books to children in Africa, and teamed up with The St. Bernard Project to return 91-year-old Aurora Gonzales to her home in San Marcos, TX, after a devastating flood washed it away. And UPS's littlest driver Carson fulfilled his dream of making some deserving kids UPS drivers for the day to deliver gifts to others in need. More ways UPS is making the holidays bright To help alleviate the stress of holiday shopping and delivery, the ups.com ® Holiday Help Center provides resources to solve even the most complex holiday shipping problems. Users can take advantage of online chat assistance, information on frequently asked questions and last days to ship calendars to help make sure their deliveries arrive by Dec. 24. The Help Center playlist on the UPS YouTube channel offers animated videos and tips to prepare packages and avoid the holiday rush. New for the 2016 holiday season, customers can take advantage of a new feature available through the UPS My Choice ® service called Follow My Delivery, which allows shippers and recipients to track their most urgent UPS ® Air and UPS Worldwide Express ® packages in near-real time on a live map. The UPS My Choice service provides control over where and how members can receive their eligible home deliveries. This includes the ability to direct their UPS driver to leave their packages in a preferred location at home, such as their back porch, or at an alternate location such as with a neighbor or at a nearby UPS Access Point™ location. UPS Access Point™ locations offer convenient alternate delivery locations at more than 25,000 local retailers, lockers, and The UPS Store ® locations throughout North America and Europe. * Total amount to be donated not to exceed $100,000. About UPS UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at ups.com® and its corporate blog can be found at longitudes.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS or follow @UPS_News .
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