Village Project receives a $10,000 UPS grant thanks to volunteer

Village Project volunteer Chris Burroughs-Heineman is responsible for a grant made to the organization courtesy of his employer, UPS.

Global Volunteer Month (GVM) is held annually for UPS employees to come together to celebrate the spirit of volunteerism and to deliver impact where it matters most – in local communities.

UPS employees who had contributed community service hours to nonprofit agencies during the month of October were asked to log their volunteer hours into a website. Ten employees nationwide were then randomly selected to receive a contribution to the nonprofit agency where they had volunteered. Thanks to Christopher Burroughs-Heineman, Village Project received a $10,000 grant to be used toward volunteer initiatives and/or general program support. Chris has worked for UPS as a driver since fall of 2014.

Chris is an invaluable volunteer with the Village Project. He has volunteered in the Project Shoppe since April 2019 and has logged more than 200 volunteer hours so far. Chris started volunteering with VP because his sister did, and he quickly found that he very much likes all the people who work and volunteer there.

"The Village Project mission really speaks to me,” shared Mr. Burroughs-Heineman. “It’s my way of giving back to an organization that does so much for others and I always feel welcome and part of such a good group of people who care so much about others.”

 "Chris is a true depiction of what Village Project strives to portray each day," said a grateful Meredith LaVecchia, Executive Director of Village Project. "He understands our mission and the importance of what we provide to our clients when they are facing a cancer diagnosis. We are honored Chris chose Village Project to be the recipient of this award and are so thankful to him and the UPS Foundation for recognizing the importance of volunteerism in the community.”

Diane Frye

I am a Bay Village resident and a volunteer for Village Project. 

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Volume 13, Issue 20, Posted 10:13 AM, 10.19.2021