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FedEx 2024 Library Program Successfully Concludes

Volunteer activities inspire more than 10,000 children with the love of reading

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Shanghai, China, June 4, 2024— Federal Express Corporation, one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, announced the successful conclusion of the FedEx Library Program for FY2024.

To expand its annual Library Program, FedEx once again partnered with the Wuxi Lingshan Charity Foundation, covering 17 primary schools in underprivileged rural areas across China, and setting up reading rooms or book corners for 10 schools. The program provides local children with a wider range of reading resources by second-hand book donations, as well as picture books and reading kits. In addition, it has trained teachers in library management to improve the reading systems of rural schools.

This year, the FedEx Library Program continued its donation activities on 10 program schools where employee volunteers organized readings and interactive activities with students. Besides online and offline books donations and shipping support, FedEx also invited employee volunteers to handcraft picture books and postcards, reaching more than 240 students from nine schools and eight provinces with special words of encouragement.

“At FedEx, giving back to communities through volunteer activities and specialized knowledge is an important part of how we live our values,” said Eddy Chan, Senior Vice President of FedEx Express and President of FedEx Express China. “The FedEx Library Program not only fully utilizes FedEx’s expertise, but also demonstrates our ability to connect people and possibilities. We will continue to donate books to children and teachers in under-resourced areas with love and care, helping reduce the accessibility gap in different regions and revitalize rural culture.”

Launched in 2012, the FedEx Library Program aims to enrich the cultural life of local children and teachers by providing reading resources for rural areas through various forms of volunteer activities. For more than a decade, the program has reached dozens of elementary schools and communities in under-resourced areas across China, and engaged more than 500 FedEx team members. Through volunteer services and cash donations, reading rooms and book corners have been established in over 40 schools across 14 provinces, and nearly 45,000 Chinese books suitable for elementary school students have been donated, benefiting more than 17,000 children and teachers.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of FedEx operations in China. Since its entry to the China market in 1984, the company has been delivering for good to the world through various social impact initiatives. In fiscal year 2024, FedEx set a goal for team members to contribute 100,000 volunteer hours to support global community engagement through the FedEx Cares (Drive forward. Give back.). The campaign aims to continue its endeavor for a connected and vibrant world full of hope.