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When it comes to keeping kids safe on sidewalks and streets, FedEx delivers.
In 2000, FedEx and Safe Kids created the Safe Kids Walk This Way program to bring international, national and local attention to pedestrian safety issues. What started as a pilot project in three U.S. cities has now grown to more than 225 cities in the United States and in nine additional countries around the world, where there are many different challenges for kids and families to stay safe each day.
As a company with more than 90,000 vehicles on the road, safety is always our most important priority. Helping our children walk safely to school is something the entire community can rally behind. That’s why we work with Safe Kids to support education, awareness and improvements to the areas where children are most at risk when walking.
– Matthew Thornton, III, Senior Vice President, United States Operations, FedEx
Since the beginning of the program, Safe Kids Walk This Way has enabled more than 18,100 FedEx volunteers to reach families in thousands of communities in the United States with life-saving pedestrian safety information, through just one of our activities, International Walk to School Day.
Safe Kids Walk This Way program is already proving to be an important contribution to making roads safer in the developing world. I congratulate FedEx for its substantial support for the program through an investment worth millions of dollars. It is an outstanding example of how major corporations can make a real contribution to saving lives. – His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $44 billion, the company offers integrated business applications 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 300,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com.