posts tagged with Children

Celebrating George, and Other Community Heroes Who Are Keeping Kids Safe

CrossingGuard_SalutSteMarie2_18NV13.jpg.jpeg George Drad is the crossing guard for Beaumont School in Winnipeg. Mr. Drad’s son was killed as a child while crossing the street, a tragedy that compelled him to become a crossing guard 15 years ago after he retired. Mr. Drad knows the names of the children he helps across the road and his wife, who died recently, used to knit mittens, hats and scarves for the children...

How FedEx makes walking in Memphis – and around the world – safer for children

mem-safe-kids.png Fifteen years ago, the FedEx Global Citizenship team discovered a unique nonprofit called Safe Kids Worldwide (known then as the National Safe Kids Campaign). Their mission is to help prevent childhood injuries. With tens of thousands of vehicles on the world’s roadways and with safety a central value of the company, we approached Safe Kids about developing a child pedestrian safety campaign with support from FedEx...

VIDEO: Delivering Education with Teach for America

Screen Shot 2014-06-24 at 3.44.34 PM.png For the past seven years, FedEx has supported Teach for America and their commitment to provide students of diverse backgrounds with educational opportunities that will reward them and their communities for a lifetime.

I recently spent the morning in a ninth grade classroom at Arlington High School in Indianapolis as part of “Teach for America” week. That visit had special meaning for me. My son Johnny, who recently graduated from Rhodes College, is joining the TFA corps and will begin teaching in Memphis this fall. We both share a passion for learning and the belief that every child deserves the same opportunity for achievement and advancement through education...

What My Daughter’s Illness Has Taught Me About Fatherhood

A58A6638.jpg My name is Eric, and I’m a member of the FedEx flight crew team. I’m fortunate to have an amazing job flying precious things across oceans, connecting people and possibilities all over the world. It’s a wonderful job…But without a doubt, my most important job is being a father.

My kids, Allie and Zach simply amaze me every single day.

Recently, my daughter, 15 year old Allie, was diagnosed with a form of brain tumor called anaplastic ependymoma. As shaken as we were by the diagnosis, Allie has been a rock. The wonderful folks at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have cared her for as she fought through...

Safe Kids Korea: Promoting child pedestrian safety with help from FedEx

Safe Kids Korea Kids in Class Crosswalk.jpg Since 2003, Safe Kids Korea and FedEx Express Korea have worked together to educate children and families about the importance of pedestrian safety.

It’s such an important issue here in Korea because road traffic crashes continue to be the leading cause of death for children ages 1-19. In fact, eight out of ten traffic accidents involving children under 12 occur when they are walking in school zones...