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Trees for Troops: Delivering Holiday Joy Around the World for the Past Decade

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Click here to follow the #TreesForTroops conversation below. For many, there is no better visceral image of the holiday season than the delicious scent and sight of a fresh cut Christmas tree. The Christmas tree embodies the spirit of the season, a symbol of tradition and cheer enjoyed each year. 

Keeping Kids Safe in Memphis

Photo for Safe Kids USA Blog Post[1].jpg As the program manager for pedestrian and bike safety at Safe Kids Worldwide, I spend much of my days at my desk working with amazing people from communities across the country to educate parents and caregivers about child injury prevention. It’s a truly fulfilling job because it’s all about keeping kids safe.

Making a Difference with One School Supply at a Time

School Supply 2.JPG What started as a simple gesture through word of mouth by FedEx team members to donate supplies to a local Atlanta school, Hutchinson Elementary School, evolved into a much bigger impact when long-time FedEx customer, Norcom, asked to get involved...

Making the Walk to School Safer

walkthiswaysquare.JPG A few years ago, the area around Treadwell had one of the highest rates of pedestrian injuries. FedEx, a 15 year sponsor of Safe Kids, worked with experts from the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center and set out to examine crosswalks, street corners and signs (or lack of them) in the Treadwell School neighborhood to see what could be done to make the biggest impact. FedEx engineers observed traffic and pedestrian patterns and made...

Learning the Value of Service, Sharing with Those in Need

danconnors-foodandfriends.jpeg Years ago, when Dan Connors was a carefree college student, his summer job was cutting lawns in upstate New York. Dan enjoyed the pleasant work, the smells of fresh-cut grass, and the intermittent schedule. He was wiling away the afternoon on the sofa on one of his days off when his dad walked by and said “Get off the couch, you’re coming with us.”