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FedEx helps SOS Children Villages Collaborate on One-of-a-Kind Globe Trotting Album

October 26, 2006

New Delhi – October 26, 2006 – FedEx Express is pleased to announce that Faridabad is the current stop on the journey of the "FedEx for Kids" album, a unique book traveling to nine countries to capture and showcase the creative talents of the children of SOS Children Villages around the world.

The album, currently in India, was delivered by FedEx to the SOS Children’s Villages of India in  Greenfields, Faridabad on October 13 from Tianjin, China. The children in the Village had two weeks to produce artwork, stories, poems and songs for the album. FedEx will pick up the album on October 27th and transport it to its next location– the SOS Children’s Village in  Plaisir, France. Originally a blank book, the album began its journey around the world in July 2006, starting in Germany and traveling to SOS Children’s Villages in nine different countries. Each SOS Children’s village adds more pages to the book, with pictures, traditional recipes or regional poetry before sending it onto another country, and the next group of children.

Children began work on the album in Munich, Germany, where its journey started.   From there, the album has traveled over the ocean to Argentina, on to the USA and then onto China and India. After India, it will travel back to Europe, passing through different SOS Children’s Villages in France, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria before arriving once again in Germany. It will therefore conclude its journey in December 2006 by arriving into the happy hands of the children in Munich who first sent it on its way.

FedEx, the leading global express transportation company, has supported the children of the SOS Children’s Villages since 2005 and currently providing complimentary transportation services to send the album around the world.  FedEx is providing access to its powerful global network in support of this project to help connect individual SOS Children’s Villages around the world to each other in a tangible and meaningful way.    For more information about the traveling album, visit:  www.fedex-for-kids.com.

About SOS Children’s Villages of India

SOS Children’s Villages of India is a non profit, non-government, voluntary organization, committed to the care of children in need. The aim & objective of the SOS Children’s Villages of India is to help children in need by giving them a family, home and a strong foundation for an independent and secure life.

Since its inception in 1964, SOS-India has expanded its services for children in need at a rapid pace. Today, there are 39 SOS Children’s Villages including new projects under establishment and 122 allied projects like Kindergartens, Schools, Social, Medical, Vocational Training Centers and Outreach Initiatives spread across the country reaching out to thousands of children. SOS-India is a member of SOS-Kinderdorf International, operational in 132 countries. For more information please visit website www.soscvindia.org

SOS Children’s Villages was founded in Austria in 1949 to provide families for orphaned and abandoned children. Today there are over 450 Villages in 132 Countries around the world. Its mission is to build families for children in need, help them shape their own futures, and share in the development of their communities. To learn more, visit www.sos-childrensvillages.org.

About FedEx Express

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