Dana Point, California — StopB4UStart, Inc. received a $10,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS (NYSE:UPS).

The grant will be used toward the development of the StopB4UStart app for Android, expenses incurred when giving presentations at local schools, audio visual assistance for the production of educational videos, marketing materials (including brochures and t-shirts), etc.

StopB4UStart, Inc. is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies on the support of government grants, and donations from individuals and corporate sponsors to meet its mission of educating and empowering people to stop using drugs and alcohol before they start. With the generous support of The UPS Foundation, StopB4UStart will be able to continue providing outreach to local schools, groups, and recovery centers to empower individuals to stop using drugs and alcohol, and improve their life choices through human connection.

“Thanks to The UPS Foundation, we now have more opportunity to grow our presence and spread the message that you absolutely can stop using drugs and alcohol — and it starts with recognizing fear,” said Danny Murphy, founder of StopB4UStart. “We’re also here to help others facilitate connections, and that, in turn, will encourage them to feel capable of conquering their fears.”

Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, Ga., The UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, The UPS Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: volunteerism, diversity, community safety and the environment.

In 2015, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $110 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundating can be found on the web at UPS.com/foundation. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.

“The UPS Foundation is honored to support StopB4UStart’s efforts to stop individuals from using drugs and alcohol before they start,” 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 different to the global community.”

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StopB4UStart specifically addresses drug and alcohol addiction on a proactive basis rather than a reactive one. Their mission is to stop addiction where it begins: deep within the fear, worry, and stress felt by young individuals. StopB4UStart offers a number of experienced, energetic speakers for presentations, educational videos, and a free app (for both iPhone/iPad/iTouch and Android) that helps individuals stay in touch with their friends, share information and ideas regarding recovery, and help those who may be struggling with alcohol and drug abuse. For more information, visit stopb4ustart.org or call (844) 786-7248.