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January 11, 2018

The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

FedEx is joining the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta and a number of other organizations across the U.S. in honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as we approach the 50th anniversary of his assassination. It’s part of a national commemorative campaign known as MLK50.

January 29, 2014

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in Atlanta with Stop Hunger Now

On January 20th, 80 FedEx employees gathered in a warehouse in South Atlanta to package 20,088 meals through Stop Hunger Now, a global humanitarian aid organization aimed at ending hunger worldwide. In just two short hours these employees filled, weighed, sealed, and boxed thousands of bags containing a nutrient-rich mixture of rice, soy, and vegetables.

January 20, 2012

“What are you doing for others?” – Volunteering and MLK Day

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his dedication to community and service, I am here today with 35 volunteers at Food & Friends, Washington, D.C., preparing, packing and helping to delivery 3,000 meals. Foods & Friends, an organization based in Northeast DC provides specialized, nutritious meals, groceries and nutrition counseling to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses in the metro area.  

October 14, 2011

Sustaining the Dream of Equality of Opportunity

This August, in honor of the unveiling of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C., FedEx sponsored the “Women Who Dare to Dream” luncheon recognizing the contributions of women to the American Civil Rights Movement. I had the privilege of attending the luncheon on behalf of FedEx. This week, we celebrate the dedication of the memorial and Dr. King’s tremendous legacy to civil justice, which prompted these thoughts.

January 17, 2011

FedEx Team Members Celebrate MLK Day

In Washington DC, FedEx team members are honoring one of Dr. King’s famous statements: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘what are you doing for others?’”

January 25, 2010

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King

Last Monday  we observed the holiday honoring the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The day is celebrated in many ways, from parades to volunteering to helping others, every year many make this day a day to work to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King, and not simply taking a day off work. Here at FedEx we made the day a Day of Service by partnering with the Hands on Network to give back to communities in Chicago, Dallas, Memphis, Newark and Washington, DC.