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May 6, 2011

Hugs and High Fives from Students at Smothers Elementary

School Principal, Shannon Feinlatt's voice cracked and her eyes welled up with tears as she talked about how difficult it is to find resources and volunteers for a school in need like hers. We were only the second group of volunteers in her 1.5 year term. She said for scholars who may have no books at home, the gift of new books and the new reading corner will change their lives, and that she was so thankful for our donation of time and resources.

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April 27, 2011

Elephants Just Want to Have Fun

**Update: check out more info and photos of this on the Smithsonian National Zoo site.**Of course, elephants want to have fun but it’s not something I ever thought about until I got the call from The Smithsonian’s National Zoo, Washington, D.C.   

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February 21, 2011

Giving back to the military on President’s Day

Today, in commemoration of President’s Day, FedEx team members are volunteering at USO for a United Way Day of Caring in Washington, D.C. FedEx team members are helping to assemble the care packages for service members deployed overseas. The care packages include items like combs, toothpaste, phone cards and crossword puzzles.

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February 14, 2011

FedEx Express Courier serenades seniors on Valentine’s Day

PHOTO: In celebration of Valentine’s Day, FedEx teams up with Howard University’s radio station, WHUR to deliver flower bouquets to senior centers in Washington, D.C. **FedEx Express Courier, David Martin serenades seniors on Valentine's Day.

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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?’”

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April 15, 2010

Parks & Re-creation

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.

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