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Christel House Mexico receives $45,000 grant from UPS Foundation to support nutrition program

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – For children in poverty, it is difficult to learn the ABC’s on an empty stomach. The UPS Foundation understands the importance of good nutrition to school-age youngsters and for the second consecutive year has selected Christel House Mexico to be the beneficiary of a $45,000 grant.  The donation will be used to fund the nutrition program for more than 400 students who attend Christel House in Mexico City.

“The UPS Foundation is committed to the communities in Mexico and understands the importance that well-rounded nutrition provides to young children,” said UPS Mexico Human Resources Director Gabriel Obregon. “Our company is honored to provide this grant, which directly contributes to a better future for the youth at Christel House Mexico.”

Christel House Mexico CEO Javier Alarcón Benet expressed his gratitude for the Foundation’s support.

“This generous grant from UPS Foundation fulfills an important component of the Christel House model. Children cannot learn when they are hungry,” Alarcón said. “UPS is helping us to provide these growing youngsters with breakfast, lunch and a healthy snack before they go home. We are extraordinarily grateful for the UPS Foundation’s support.”

For more information about Christel House Mexico, please visit


About Christel House International

Christel House solves the problem of poverty. It doesn’t just treat the symptoms. Once that cycle of poverty is broken, all future generations benefit.  Much more than a school, CHI was established in 1998 by Founder, Christel DeHaan, and currently provides over 4,000 impoverished children around the world with high quality education, nutritious meals, regular health care, character and life skills development, and career counseling.   Students graduate to become productive citizens.  They are confident, hardworking, responsible and ethical, with a passion for giving back to their communities and caring for their families.  CHI operates six learning centers in India, Mexico, South Africa and the U.S.A., as well as a career development program in Venezuela. For more information, please visit

About The UPS Foundation  

UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. 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. Founded in 1951, The UPS Foundation is responsible for facilitating community involvement to local, national, and global communities. In 2013, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $102 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at  To get UPS news direct, visit