posts tagged with Fedex cares week

Lifelong Learning from the Garden to the Classroom

FedEx7.jpg Imagine a garden sprouting with broccoli, spinach, carrots, radishes, and beets that can be harvested and shared with students in a creative classroom learning environment…That became a reality for students at Hutchinson Elementary School in Atlanta, GA with the help of FedEx volunteers and Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) that has funded over 750 school or community gardens, outdoor learning labs, and pollinator gardens.

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...

Using Our Hands and Global Footprint to Make a Difference in Latin America and the Caribbean

JA, Montego Bay, The Melody House.jpg In the Latin America and Caribbean region (LAC), where so many still lack basic goods and services, the contributions of our team member volunteers during FedEx Cares Week have tremendous impact. This year, there are planned volunteer projects in 27 LAC countries, and nearly 2,000 volunteers have...

Entire Big Atlantic Sales Team Steps Out For a Day to Serve Community

Gwens GirlsFedEx Cares AS_204 (2).jpg “One-hundred and twenty people? Sure, we can use your help!” That was the reaction from Ashley Dandridge, Director of Volunteer and Participant Services at Gwen’s Girls in Pittsburgh, when asked if she could put an entire FedEx Business Sales Region to work for a very special day during our annual FedEx Cares Week.

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.”