FedEx and the ‘Children Are Us’ Foundation Work Hand-in-Hand
Promoting a More Accepting and Integrated Society in Taiwan
TAIPEI, September 21, 2015 — In an effort to promote social diversity and integration, FedEx Express (FedEx) joined hands with the ‘Children Are Us’ Foundation to organize four mooncake workshops on September 19. 80 FedEx volunteers and 30 mentally-challenged bakers worked together to make mooncakes, which will be sold in the lead-up to the Mid-Autumn Festival. Proceeds from the sale of these handcrafted mooncakes will be reinvested into driving training and employment opportunities for the mentally challenged through the ‘Children Are Us’ Foundation’s social enterprise bakeries. The event was part of the eighth annual FedEx Cares Week, a worldwide initiative where FedEx team members in 12 Asia-Pacific markets give back to their communities.
“FedEx was established in Taiwan 25 years ago to create access to opportunities,” said Michael Chu, managing director, FedEx Express, Taiwan. “Over the years, we have taken this aspiration to a social level. By promoting access to different training and development opportunities, we hope to help people with disabilities live happy and fulfilling lives, and to make Taiwan a harmonious place in which to live and work.”
Across the region, FedEx Cares Week activities will have a strong community and sustainability focus. About 1,100 FedEx volunteers in Asia Pacific are expected to take part in 42 community activities from September 10 to November 7.
Globally, more than 10,000 FedEx team members are expected to volunteer nearly 55,000 hours during FedEx Cares Week. FedEx Corp. began this tradition in a handful of U.S. cities in 2004 and has since expanded it to nearly 500 global communities where its team members live and work.
For more information about FedEx Cares Week and FedEx commitment to volunteerism and the Asia Pacific communities it serves, please visit about.van.fedex.com/newsroom/asia-english or about.van.fedex.com/citizenship_report.
About ‘Children Are Us’ Foundation
‘Children Are Us’ Foundation’ was founded by a group of parents whose children have the mental retardation problem, their lifelong consideration and education is the core of the foundation. On June 29, 1995, they raised NT$500,000 for ‘Children Are Us’ of Cultural and Educational Foundation. In May 2006, it is identified by the Ministry of The Interior and registered as ‘Children Are Us’ Foundation for Social Welfare in October. Service Agents are established in Taipei, New Taipei, Hsinchu and Kaohsiung.
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