Girls Inc. of NH receives $25K grant from UPS Foundation

NASHUA – Girls Inc. of New Hampshire received a $25,000 grant from the UPS Foundation, which gives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS.

The grant will be used toward its capital campaign for the Burke Street renovation. Specifically, the funds will be used for renovating the library with bookshelves, tables and chairs, books and resources, computers, window treatments and wall decor so the girls can do their homework, receive tutoring and participate in literacy programming.

Girls Inc. has been supplying programs and services that inspire all girls to be strong (healthy living), smart (education) and bold (through life skills instruction) to more than 7,000 girls in Greater Nashua for 35 years. These programs and services have been provided from a facility at 27 Burke St. It was built in 1972 and was operated by the Nashua Housing Authority, which voted to give the building to Girls Inc.

After 43 years of wear and tear, it is in dire need of major renovation. As the goals and objectives of Girls Inc. have changed and updated, it’s time that the complex used to reach these goals also be updated.

Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, the UPS Foundation identifies areas where its backing clearly affects social issues. The UPS Foundation has identified these focus areas for giving: volunteerism, diversity, community safety and the environment.

"The UPS Foundation is honored to support Girls Inc. of New Hampshire’s efforts to inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold," 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."

In 2015, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $110 million in charitable giving around the world.

For more information, visit ups.com/foundation.

For more information about Girls Inc., visit www.girlsincnewhampshire.org or call 882-6256.

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Girls Inc. of New Hampshire