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Here's to the Tinkerers - FedEx and FIRST Robotics

GR9A4623_ag3.jpg Do you know a tinkerer? There are a few definitions of this term and some are not so positive. My definition of a tinkerer is a future innovator – someone who is passionate, creative and committed to solving problems and helping others.

When inventor Dean Kamen was a kid, he tinkered with things in his garage. He would spend hours taking things apart, putting them back together, taking them part again and reconfiguring them. Over the years, this intensive tinkering led Dean to explore and invent devices such as the first drug infusion pump, a robotic arm for disabled veterans and an all-terrain electric wheelchair known as the iBot.

Perhaps the tinkerer or innovator you know is the kid who lives in your neighborhood or your own child?...

These messages from Trees for Troops recipients will warm your heart

UAE treeslg.jpeg Imagine a smiling group of U.S. soldiers gathered around a Christmas tree that was grown on an American farm and shipped to arrive fresh and green somewhere on the other side of the world, just in time for Christmas. Or, imagine a military spouse and children sharing joyous memories of Christmas through the gift of a free, real Christmas tree while their family member is away serving our country. Trees for Troops makes this vision a reality!

The Christmas SPIRIT Foundation and FedEx made this program a reality for the first time in 2005. That year, the program was organized in only 45 days and delivered 4,300 live Christmas trees to families at five military bases in the U.S. and overseas. Now, with the generous help of FedEx, we distribute 16,000-17,000 trees each year.

How we're celebrating education with Teach for America

playground_0299_155064068_155064069_165857251.jpg.jpeg As Vice President of Alumni Teaching Leadership for Teach For America, I see the passion and commitment to expanding educational opportunities for students among our alumni and their colleagues each day. More than 10,000 Teach For America alumni are leading in the classroom, making teaching the most common profession among our alumni overall.

My team and I work to recognize and honor our teachers while supporting their ongoing professional development through relationships with regional and national organizations. We also seek to build deeper connections with teachers in the broader teaching community to continue the advancement of the profession. For all of these reasons, we are thrilled to team up with FedEx on the launch of the FedEx One Rate Countless Possibilities Through Education campaign...

Vote now for your school: Countless Possibilities

playground_0733_155064195_155064196_165857251.jpg.jpeg Think back to elementary school…what do you remember most?

Likely, there’s a favorite teacher who stands out. Teachers are a guiding force in many young lives, and their tireless efforts can make all the difference.

This holiday season, FedEx is honoring teachers and the difference they make in our schools and communities. With the help of online voters across the U.S., we will be providing supplies and grants to three schools nominated by Teach For America teachers.

By simply watching the five submission videos...

Caring for the Common Good: FedEx Cares Week

_P3A4167-sq.jpg I must admit: Before 2005, I was not a United Way donor.

I didn’t understand why I should if I already gave to local agencies in my community. But that year, I participated in the United Way “Loaned Executive” program, a FedEx effort that provides professional talent and leadership to help the United Way’s annual fundraising campaign. During orientation week, I visited more than a dozen nonprofits in the Mid-South that receive support from United Way.

Certainly I was aware of larger organizations with local affiliates, such as American Red Cross, but I didn’t know organizations such as...