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FedEx Volunteers Promote Well-Being and Development of Local Children as Part of FedEx Cares Program

2019-01-11 11:00 1151

 

 

FedEx Express Joins Hands with Chicken Soup Foundation to Inspire Underprivileged Children Through a Day in Nature

HONG KONG, Jan. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Because many children in Hong Kong live in cramped conditions, spending quality time outdoors is considered a rare luxury.  However, enabling children's access to the outdoors is essential for their physical, psychological and emotional development. To promote the overall wellbeing and development of children in Hong Kong, FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world's largest express transportation company, joined hands with the ChickenSoup Foundation to organize a one-day outdoor activity for children from underprivileged families to experience and connect with nature.

FedEx Volunteers Promote Well-Being and Development of Local Children as Part of FedEx Cares Program
FedEx Volunteers Promote Well-Being and Development of Local Children as Part of FedEx Cares Program

About 120 FedEx team members and their family members spent a day with these children on an organic farm. FedEx volunteers led the children in a series of interactive activities, including a nature gallery tour, organic farming and terrarium and handicraft workshops. These activities were designed to create a positive influence on the cognitive development and wellbeing of the children who have limited opportunities for outdoor time.

Anthony Leung, managing director, FedEx Express Hong Kong and Macau said, "FedEx is committed to creating possibilities and addressing the local needs of our society. We hope connecting these children with nature will have a positive impact on their daily lives as well as their social and emotional development."

This initiative is part of the FedEx Cares global charitable giving program, in which FedEx is investing US$200 million in 200 communities by 2020 to create opportunities and deliver positive change around the world. In the last two years, FedEx has invested more than US$157 million in 200 communities globally, which is more than half way to the 2020 goal.

In Hong Kong, FedEx has collaborated with a number of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to address the social needs in the community. Most recently, FedEx has supported Junior Achievement Hong Kong for the twelfth consecutive year in its International Trade Challenge program to empower youth entrepreneurship and connect secondary school students to global business opportunities.

About FedEx Express

FedEx Express is the world's largest express transportation company, 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 supported by 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 $69 billion, the company offers integrated business solutions 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 450,000 team members to remain focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. To learn more about how FedEx connects people and possibilities around the world, please visit: about.fedex.com.

About ChickenSoup Foundation

ChickenSoup Foundation is a grassroots charity organization, supported by working professionals who aspire to serve critical social needs with a collaborative, problem-solving approach. To date, ChickenSoup Foundation has cumulatively delivered social impact equivalent to HK$61 million in household savings for a beneficiary base of 7,000 people belonging to at-risk families. They currently have 150 active partnerships with corporates, businesses, start-ups, schools, foundations, families, charities and professional social workers.

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Source: FedEx