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November 16, 2015

Sustaining a Wildlife Refuge by Connecting to the Community

On a bright, crisp, fall day the light goes on in a first time visitor’s mind: “Oh! So…for birds, this place is like the rest areas that we have on the freeway? I get it now. They must have places like this along their way or they’ll run out of energy.” A ranger responds, “And

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September 22, 2015

FedEx Cares Week: Volunteerism on a Personal Level

This post was written by Jessica Patrick, FedEx Sales team member in Florida. My mother passed away in February 2014 while I was on maternity leave. My mom was a huge supporter of all foundations involving children in our community. She would attend many galas and events so she could donate for the children. Around

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February 23, 2015

FedEx Helps to Spread the Warmth with Project Overcoat

Imagine being outside in 13 degrees weather in the frigid cold with no coat or blanket. Unfortunately, that’s the reality for some men, women, and children who are trying to stay warm during the winter months. But there’s help with Project Overcoat, an annual coat and blanket drive, sponsored by United Way, FedEx, Fox 5,

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January 29, 2015

Teach computer science ‎to grade schoolers? You bet, say FedEx IT professionals

Three years ago, I participated in a Junior Achievement teaching event at Combee Elementary, a local school near Lakeland, Fla. I worked with kindergarteners that morning and had a blast; the children were like sponges. As I was leaving, I asked a guidance counselor if there were more ways to help the school, and she

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November 24, 2014

Son Struck by Police Car 20 Years Ago Continues to Influence Mom’s Giving Back

Hello. My name is Lisa Zepeda. I am the senior operations admin for the PHOE Maintenance team. I would like to share my story and reason for donating to the United Way.

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October 30, 2014

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

It is no secret that FedEx team members participate in community service projects year-round. But every year, during FedEx Cares Week, it is truly inspiring to see so many team members from the global FedEx family come together to support their communities in meaningful projects around the world. The photos tell the story: a lot of purple t-shirts dotting the planet and proclaiming that FedEx cares….but it is the people in those t-shirts that prove it.

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October 2, 2014

Learning the Value of Service, Sharing with Those in Need

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.”

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October 2, 2014

Celebrating 10 Years of Volunteer Work in Los Angeles

If you bring up the subject of FedEx Cares Week around Mary Gonzales, you’ll see her face immediately fill with energy, and you won’t be able to miss the light in her eyes.

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