Over the past few weeks, more than 200 U.S. FedEx team members nominated and voted for their favorite nonprofit for the FedEx Cares 2020 Giving Tuesday Grant Contest. The top three winners based on team member votes will receive a grant from FedEx.
Finding a job may seem pretty straightforward – update your resume, fill out an application, interview for the job. However, if you’re one of the estimated 3.5 million Americans with Autism spectrum disorders (ASD), it’s not that simple.
For many high-functioning young adults with autism, it is not a lack of intelligence or ability but rather a lack of training, education and social support that limits their futures.
When asked to think of a local organization that is dedicated to helping people, one name immediately came to mind – The Arc Gateway. The Arc Gateway’s purpose is to provide the best possible life experiences for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Since 1954, Arc Gateway has provided life-enhancing programs that help the people they serve realize their dreams, without regard for race, creed, color, sex or any other attribute. They see ABILITY not the disability.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has recognized FedEx as a Corporate Citizenship Hall of Fame inductee for our longstanding commitment to global citizenship. Our focus on sustainable transportation, global entrepreneurship, and delivering for good enables us to bring the full force of our unique capabilities to bear on helping communities around the world.
Air Force veteran, and FedEx Express crewmember Bob Bledsoe has been called a legend by fellow volunteers. That’s partly because he’s been serving with Team Rubicon almost as far back as its founding, but mostly because of his leadership.
Team Rubicon is a nonprofit that utilizes the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams
Professionally, Bob flies a Boeing 767 for FedEx. His flexible schedule allows him time to serve on volunteer deployments.
FedEx Express (FedEx), one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, recently held the AnQ Safety Awakening public class in collaboration with non-profit organization Tongdao in Shanghai’s Tianshan Community. With children from the local community and seven cities across the country virtually joining together with volunteers from Tianshan Community, FedEx and Tongdao, the public class promotes online home safety education for young children.