posts tagged with Safe Kids

FedEx and Safe Kids Worldwide Volunteer Spotlight

SaltLakeIMGP0340.JPG FedEx has been supporting Safe Kids Worldwide for more than 15 years. In this series of seven posts, we are featuring some of our key volunteers.

FedEx and Safe Kids: Saving Kids’ Lives in Thailand

Thailand - International Walk To School Day 2.jpg When FedEx began working with Safe Kids in Thailand in January, 2011, to launch the Walk This Way program, it was the beginning of a powerful movement. The commitment to keep children safer in Thailand started with David Carden, the managing director of FedEx Express Thailand and Indochina, who is not only a kind and generous person but an initiator of the FedEx and Safe Kids collaboration in Thailand.

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...

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...