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June 29, 2016

Citizen Scientists Use Apps for a Cleaner Earth

See. Snap. Click. That’s the basis behind a revolutionary new concept that is helping scientists all over the world with their research. Often the most time consuming and expensive part of a scientific study is the day-to-day collection of data. Observations on a massive scale are critical to understanding ecosystem and climate patterns, but collecting

June 9, 2015

Pedaling to Stop an Epidemic: AIDS LifeCycle

The first thing you think is “That’s a lot of bikes!” Snaking their way over rambling mountains, along pristine coastal cliffs, and through towering western evergreens, the cyclists pedaled mile after arduous mile. They were a group of 2,500 people, including 18 riders with Team FedEx, who rode bicycles together for 545 miles from San Francisco

February 13, 2015

FedEx Teams With Basket of Hope to Deliver Smiles to Hospitalized Kids Across the Country

Twenty years ago Angela Burnett and her family sat around her 6-year-old daughter’s hospital bed and asked for help. Christina had been diagnosed with an inoperable tumor on her spine and the outlook wasn’t good. Through the love and support of family, friends, and her medical team, she persevered and today is the mother of two young children.

May 6, 2014

FedEx Impact Feeds the Need

The following is a guest post from Paula Rushing, the Volunteer Coordinator at the Mid-South Food Bank.

March 19, 2014

Safe Kids India: Our Best Prevention Idea

This is the third in a series of 10 guest blog posts from the leaders of Safe Kids Worldwide affiliates that FedEx works with around the world in support of child pedestrian road safety initiatives. With tens of thousands of vehicles on the world’s roadways, FedEx is actively engaged in promoting road safety. This month we will hear from Rupa Kothari, Executive Director, Safe Kids Foundation India.

February 13, 2013

Celebrating Dr. King’s Life and Teachings with Food & Friends

In January, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service marked the beginning of a year for service as millions of Americans honored the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. by volunteering in their communities. This Day of Service initiative focused on Dr. King’s famous statement: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘what are you doing for others?'"

November 20, 2012

FedEx Teams up with the Washington Redskins to Tackle Hunger at FedExField

Thanksgiving is approaching, and as we think about the hearty feast that awaits us, it’s important to celebrate the holiday by not just giving thanks – but showing thanks for what we have. Part of FedEx’s way of showing our thanks is by giving back to the communities in need.  For the one out of seven households across the U.S. that is food insecure, Thanksgiving has a deeper meaning.

March 10, 2010

FedEx Team Members Let Loose at Seuss Party

Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss!  On March 2, fifteen FedEx volunteers and approximately 120 Stoner Elementary School children celebrated the famous author’s birthday by reading his books and playing games at a “Seuss on the Loose” carnival, as part of LA’s BEST “Read Across America” initiative. FedEx donated $10,000 to LA’s BEST, one of its local market partners and a nationally known after-school program for at-risk youth in the LA area.