Memphis Athletic Ministries + FedEx Express Volunteers = Benefits for MAM Youngsters

Posted by JD Graffam on June 16, 2010

FedEx Express volunteers bring new experiences and a host of special events to youth of Memphis Athletic Ministries

Valentine Day parties, cookouts, school supplies for needy children, ice cream socials, and even a Future Business Leaders Day at the FedEx Express headquarters are just some of the many services provided by an exceptional group of volunteers from the IPEG – USGTS division of FedEx Express. This group of mission-minded folks, headed up by Heather Coolican, has faithfully served the children (and staff!) of Memphis Athletic Ministries once a month for two years.  Each month volunteers host an event at one of the 11 MAM sites or just do a much needed task such as painting a room. No task is too big or small for this group! 

MAM was chosen as one of FedEx’s community partners as the result of a relationship established during FedEx Cares Week Memphis in 2008 when the division volunteered at MAM.

“We had such a great time at MAM on FedEx Cares Day. The whole experience was truly amazing for our employees,” said Heather Coolican, Senior Regulatory Compliance Specialist, who heads the volunteer effort. “MAM and its mission have touched more individuals than we imagined and we knew that we wanted to do more than just one day’s work.”

And MAM is very thankful that they have indeed done more than one day’s work!

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