posts tagged with Community outreach

FedEx Cares Week 2009

We're ready to be the difference! Even during tough times, FedEx Cares Week gives us the chance to help our neighbors and our communities. Explore some of the ways FedEx team members around the world are lending a hand:

CHARLOTTE: FedEx Ground and Home Delivery Team Lend Sorting Skills to Food Bank

Joining in FedEx Cares Week for the first time, more than 40 FedEx Ground and Home Delivery team members in Charlotte, NC  helped sort through donations at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina – many showing up to volunteer right after their night shift at the hub and before going home to sleep.

NEW YORK CITY: Volunteers Return to Lower East Side to Support Community Hub

It was a cool and cloudy day in New York, and fall was in the air as volunteers gathered at the Lower East Side’s Henry Street Settlement. This was the second year FedEx Cares activities focused on Henry Street, which delivers a wide range of social services and arts programming to more than 100,000 New Yorkers each year.

Teach for America in Memphis

Dan Eyer, Anna Herzog, and McKenzie Byrd started the year in a seemingly untenable position - in 2007 only 45% of students at Kingsbury High School passed the state’s Algebra I state test with only 13% scoring on the advanced level.  By comparison, in Williamson County (one of the wealthiest communities in TN), 93% of the students passed the Algebra I exam, with 71 percent scoring at the advanced level.

Giving to the Community Two Wheels at a Time

The Holidays are always a special time of year to spend with family and loved ones.  A few years ago I asked my sister, Michelle Miller who serves as director of recruitment and community involvement for AGAPE Child & Family Services, Inc., if there was anything I could do or purchase for the kids her organizations supports during the Holiday season.  She mentioned there was a little boy who wanted a bicycle and fortunately I was able to purchase it for him.  Feeling happy I could make a difference to this boy, I causally mentioned this to my director, Frank LeRose, and he agreed to don