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How to Write the Winning College Entrance Essay: Tips from the FedEx Design Team

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The Global Citizenship team has supported the Memphis Challenge program for several years through charitable giving. Team members used their knowledge and skills as writers to assist Memphis-area high school seniors who are a part of this program. Informally known as the “FedEx Design Team,” those team members have conducted an annual workshop since 2007 on “How to Write the Winning College Entrance Essay.”

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.

Junior Achievement Through a FedEx Team Member's Eyes

...By the end of the 5-week session, this same student was so eager to raise his hand to volunteer his thoughts and started socializing more with this classroom peers. The teacher called me several months later thanking me for helping this 1 student “break through” and that he has practically become a class leader! Helping 1 student in any way through out each classroom session, whether it is through teaching about our economic principles or helping the student find pride in him/herself to build confidence, increased my passion for the purpose of JA.

For the last 7 years at FedEx, I wanted to continue my dedication to JA by supporting the annual Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser as company co-ordinator. With so many charitable organizations that FedEx supports, my passion for performing in this voluntary capacity is fueled knowing that the children of today will be the leaders of tomorrow...

Pride by the Riverside

This year, I had the opportunity to volunteer at the 2011 Mid-South Pride Festival and Parade, an annual, multicultural and educational event in Memphis that highlights the continued need for better understanding, respect and fairness for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) people and their allies. FedEx was one of several organizations having a presence including many corporations, multi-faith places of worship, and non-profits. Supportive organizations of the event included the National Civil Rights Museum and Downtown Memphis Commission. We proudly promoted FedEx as an employer of choice and the Safe Kids Walk This Way program, which teaches safe behaviors to motorists and child pedestrians that help create safer communities.

FedEx Response to Tennessee SB632/HB600

fedex-logo.jpg FedEx values and promotes the unique contributions, perspectives, and differences of our team members worldwide. FedEx does not tolerate discrimination of any kind, and is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

FedEx did not lobby for Tennessee SB632/HB600 – it is our policy not to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

While FedEx is a member of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce, we do not support every position proposed by the Chamber.