UPS Foundation gives grant to Oklahoma City youth shelter

Brent Martinez and Marcus Whitworth of UPS with Jamie Caves and Jimmy Nguyen of Sisu Youth. Photo provided.

Oklahoma City’s Sisu Youth has received a grant from the United Parcel Service (UPS) Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS. The grant of $10,245 will be used for training and trauma-informed practices to support homeless and at-risk youth.

“As Sisu continues to experience major growth, it is so important that we train staff to ensure proper, supportive care for the young people we are serving,” said Sisu Executive Director Jamie Caves.

“We are dedicated to providing services and resource connection to help ensure that this experience with homelessness is brief and one time for the youths who enter our program. Nothing will better enable this objective than training.”

Sisu Youth provides shelter and care for homeless and at-risk youth. Sisu’s mission is to ensure that youth experiencing homelessness have a safe place to sleep, the security to dream, and the support to make a positive impact on the world.

The funds received by the UPS Foundation will make a significant impact on the skills and services provided by Sisu staff and volunteers. The contribution will directly impact homeless youth working to find safe shelter, resource connection and housing stability.

“The UPS Foundation is honored to support Sisu Youth’s efforts to end youth homelessness,” 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 in the global community.”

Since its founding in 1907, UPS has built a legacy as a caring and responsible corporate citizen, supporting programs that provide long-term solutions to community needs.

As a global leader in logistics, UPS (NYSE:UPS) offers 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.

In 2018, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $114.9 million in charitable giving around the world.

Founded in 1951, The UPS Foundation leads its global citizenship programs and is responsible for facilitating community involvement in local, national and global communities. For more information, visit

The Gayly. 11/10/2019 @ 5:56 p.m. CST.