Puppy Love - Abused Puppies Rescued with Help of FedEx

Memphis-20120201-00041.jpg Many folks don't know that FedEx ships zoo animals and livestock as part of our normal business. The staff that run our FedEx Animal Desk work the logistics on a daily basis. It seems like Lydia Petropoulus and Carolyn Frisch know more about how to do this right than anyone in the business. On the charitable shipping side, I work with them on rescue type situations when we feel it is appropriate.

FIRST Robotics/The New Cool

We are investing in the future in a big way with sponsorship of FIRST Robotics program at FedEx. For the past ten years, FedEx has been supporting the teams across the nation and world with donated shipping. It is the second largest charitable shipping program which we sponsor.

FIRST stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. The founder, Dean Kamen, is an entrepreneur and inventor striving to make a difference in the future of our country. Our Vision: "...to transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders." Dean Kamen, Founder.

A gift for Freedom Service Dogs

freedomservicedogs.png Judy McMillan, from FedEx in Denver, wrote to our department to see if we could help in moving donated Purina pet foods for Freedom Services Dogs. It is within the city of Denver and the shelter did not have the capability of picking up the food, so FedEx came to the rescue. Here is Judy's thank you:

FedEx special delivery of blankets for Christmas

A small shipment, but one with a lot of heart surrounding it.  We received a request from Mimi Gallagher in Maple Grove, MN asking for FedEx to help ship blankets to an Indian Reservation in Manderson, SD.  Her 12 year old daughter, Rose, had seen a special on the extreme poverty.  She rallied her friends to make 170 blankets for a special delivery before the Christmas holiday break for the local school childr

Keeping Dogs Cool: A Post from the Humane Society

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I wanted to share this special story about FedEx helping service dogs in Afghanistan.  The Humane Society of the United States featured the story on its website and has kindly allowed me to share it with you all here on the FedEx Citizenship blog. Keeping Dogs CoolHSUS, HSI help Army working dogs in Afghanistan