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September 29, 2015
A six-foot parrot shoveling dirt isn’t something you see every day. But there he was, alongside FedEx volunteers, planting trees and clearing trails at a park in Pittsburgh under the hot, summer sun. Luckily those feathers keep him nice and cool! As a benefit of FedEx Ground’s sponsorship with the Pittsburgh Pirates, I’ve had the
October 14, 2014
“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..
September 26, 2013
One of my proudest accomplishments is my work with Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, an organization that provides free home repairs and maintenance to elderly homeowners so they can remain in their homes. Since joining the board of directors in 2010, I have been truly moved by the people I have met and the number of FedEx coworkers who are always willing to help out.
April 13, 2012
“Reach Out and PLANT…Somebody’s TREE. Make Our World a Better Place…for YOU and ME.”
August 31, 2010
Green space matters. From rooftops to riverside parks, cities around the U.S. are renewing urban centers and engaging their people in their community "backyard." As a former resident of New York City and a new resident to Raleigh, parks are what make these places feel like home, providing opportunities for recreation, meditation and learning.
April 15, 2010
I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright - Thoreau I love to run, especially outside. It’s my time to unplug and let my mind debug from the day’s activities. What I have loved most about living in New York these past two years is running through the parks. From Prospect to Central, these places make the city habitable and bring balance to a world of chaos.
January 15, 2010
As I sat down to write this story, I turned on the news and was shocked to hear that Haiti had been hit by a devastating earthquake. I hope others are as generous as the school children I met today and open their hearts to help the citizens of one of the poorest countries as they begin the long recovery process.