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FedEx and Hands On China Kick off “FedEx Cares For Reading” Program

March 30, 2013

SHANGHAI, March 30, 2013 — FedEx Express, one of the world’s largest express companies and a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), in cooperation with Hands On China, a non-profit organization promoting volunteerism, today announced the kick off of an interactive reading program called FedEx Cares For Reading.

The program aims to provide migrant workers’ children with opportunities through which they can not only enjoy the fun of reading, but also expand their horizons by visiting points of interest in their community and participating in interactive activities with FedEx volunteers.

FedEx Cares For Reading will be conducted from March to July 2013 in five cities: Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Suzhou, and Shenzhen, with different themed activities will be held every month, namely a library visit, a campus tour, workplace experience, a museum/park outing and a program activity.

 “As a responsible corporate citizen, FedEx cares for the communities where we live and work”, said by Eddy Chan, senior vice president, FedEx China, “and FedEx Cares For Reading is an ideal opportunity for us to integrate into local communities and give back to society.”

FedEx has been working with Hands On China since 2007.  Together they have launched a series of volunteer programs covering areas such as science, badminton and photography.  More than 1,500 FedEx team members throughout China have contributed about 6,000 service hours to help migrant workers’ children broaden their knowledge and expand their horizons.

FedEx recently received an award from Hands On China as 2012 The Most Dynamic Corporate Volunteer Team for its consistent contribution to local communities.

 

About FedEx Express

FedEx Express is one of the world's largest express transportation companies, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories.  FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date with a money-back guarantee[1].

  

About FedEx Corp.

            FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $44 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 300,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities.  For more information, visit news.fedex.com.

 

Hands On China

Founded in 2004, Hands On China designs and manages a variety of volunteer programs for private sector partners, which aims to connect volunteers with local community-based organizations and organize flexible volunteer programs for busy professionals. Hands On China engages in three main activities:

  • Coordination of volunteer opportunities for active professionals, according to their availability and personal interests.
  • Support of local community organizations with direct donations, fundraising planning and execution, community project design and implementation.
  • Empowerment of volunteers to take action by providing support, training and resources.


[1] Subject to relevant terms and conditions

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