FedEx Delivers Boxes of Toys in Support of KidsOut Charity
Team members from FedEx in the UK volunteered their time in aid of the children’s charity KidsOut. Packing and sorting boxes of toys at the Stansted Gateway, FedEx then delivered 600 boxes to disadvantaged children across mainland UK. KidsOut is a UK-based charity dedicated to bringing fun and happiness into the lives of disadvantaged children that have been moved to sheltered accommodation.
As part of the third FedEx Cares activity in this year’s programme, 30 FedEx team members and their families, including those at Stansted, helped to classify, label and categorise toys according to the children’s age and gender. 12 toys were packed in each box, which were then sent to various places within mainland UK. Each box was filled with games to play, books to read and a teddy bear, offering children a sense of normality and stability when they need it most, as well as helping them settle into their new homes.
“We’re very proud to be able to use our resources to benefit such a worthwhile cause and show all the children we help that there is someone who cares,” said William Martin, managing director of International Gateways and GTS, FedEx UK and Ireland. “I’d like to thank all of our team members who kindly donated their time to help KidsOut make a difference to the lives of children across the country.”
To date, KidsOut has helped more than half a million disadvantaged children by giving them life-changing experiences. Working jointly with the Women’s Aid as well as the refuge organisation across the UK, KidsOut provides children with a box of brand new toys when they leave a shelter and move into their new home.
“Often the vulnerable children we help may have never had the chance to be a child and play,” said Gordon Moulds, CBE, KidsOut chief executive officer. “The happiness and surprise when children open their personally delivered toy boxes is a joy and would not happen without the commitment and generosity of FedEx."
In its fifth year in the UK, FedEx Cares gives back to the community by bringing together FedEx team members, in donating their personal time and energy to various charitable activities.
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KidsOut is a registered charity (1075789) based in Bedfordshire, delivering children’s services nationwide to thousands of children every year who have escaped domestic violence or come from difficult backgrounds. Whatever the disadvantage, KidsOut is there to bring fun and happiness into their lives. Every year KidsOut helps over 35,000 children. KidsOut believe that every young person in the UK has a right to fun and happiness. Through our amazing and life-changing work we help as many of these children as we can and play a key role in developing the future members of our society and workforce.
The Toy Box Service and Days Out provide toys, fun days and workshops to children that have been relocated to an unfamiliar area having been affected by domestic violence. KidsOut encourages fun and positive experiences to nurture self-esteem, improve social inclusion and opportunities. Please visit www.kidsout.org.uk