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A Mother Building Her Cycle of Success

Jennifer Calandra is a mother and military veteran who overcame poverty and homelessness to build a safe and stable life for herself and her two precious children.

Two years ago, Jennifer and her family were living in what she describes as a violent neighborhood when a stray bullet flew through the wall of her daughter’s room. “Had we been home, my daughter might not be alive,” she said.

UPS Gives Back on LIVE UNITED Day

United Ways across the country are grateful to have the support of UPS (the largest overall contributor to United Way) and we're no exception. Our local UPS teams run great campaigns, but also live out their company's pledge to community service by volunteering their time. They were out in full force for LIVE UNITED Day in October, showing off their proven skills with boxes and packing while volunteering at Harvest Hope Food Bank.

Thank you, UPS!