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November 9, 2015

We See Engineers and Lawyers… Not Dropouts

Georgia’s high school graduation rate, like that of many states in the South, is lagging behind the national average. In fact, about a third of all students in Georgia drop out before earning their high school diploma. Instead of believing some kids will just fall through the cracks, FedEx team members in Atlanta see a

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August 26, 2015

What a Difference a Year Makes

In the spring of 2014, purple-shirted FedEx volunteers were busy converting a science classroom at Atlanta’s KIPP Strive Academy into a fully-functional science lab. One year later, those same volunteers came back to see first-hand how well the lab is functioning by helping students dissect frogs. “It’s incredible to see how excited the kids are

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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.

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September 18, 2013

FedEx Cares: Building Bridges with Books

Note: In 2013, FedEx is launching its ninth annual FedEx Cares Week – a focused celebration of team members’ culture of service, collaboration, and community. Around the world, FedEx team members are giving back through volunteerism, charitable support and collaboration with local organizations and causes.

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September 12, 2013

Caring for the Common Good: FedEx Cares Week

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.

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June 20, 2013

Atlanta FedEx Volunteers Help Create a Greener Future

To celebrate FedEx’s 40th Anniversary in Atlanta, FedEx volunteers joined Trees Atlanta to help with tree maintenance in Freedom Park near downtown Atlanta, which is one of the most heavily used green spaces in Atlanta due to the miles of biking and walking trails that weave throughout the park.  Trees Atlanta plants thousands of trees each year and maintains them for a minimum of two years in order to give them a better chance to survive long term in the tough urban environment. 

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