|[December 06, 2013]
FedEx Pilots Spread Holiday Cheer to Special Needs Children and Families
MEMPHIS, Tenn. --(Business Wire)--
In the spirit of giving this holiday season, FedEx pilots will once
again deliver food baskets and gifts to Hope House, a Memphis day-care
center devoted to children who have been affected by or infected with
HIV/AIDS. The pilots will make their visit to Hope House on Wednesday,
December 11, at 10:30 a.m.
Through the Pilots for Kids program, FedEx pilots will help families in
Memphis celebrate Christmas. As part of this annual tradition, FedEx
pilots contribute food, gifts, clothing, and money in support of
children and families in need.
Separate groups of FedEx pilots in Anchorage, Chicago, Denver,
Indianapolis and Lo Angeles will make similar visits to deliver gifts
to schools and hospitals in those cities during the month of December.
"This is the time of year when there is a lot of need in our
communities. These visits provide our pilots with an excellent
opportunity to reach out to the communities in which we live and affect
the lives of children and families," said Captain Scott Stratton,
chairman of the FedEx Master Executive Council (MEC), a unit of the Air
Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA). "These visits remind us
what the true spirit of the holiday season is and are just one more way
the FedEx pilots give back to our communities."
Pilots for Kids is an international, non-profit program formed in 1983
to provide toys to hospitalized children during the holidays. Today, the
program includes airline crewmembers and corporate, military, and
private pilots as well as aviation enthusiasts from across the country
who visit thousands of children in shelters, orphanages, halfway houses,
day-care centers, and hospitals throughout the year.
In addition to toys, members also donate clothing, wheelchairs, hospital
beds, special equipment, and meals to meet a variety of children's needs.
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