FedEx Family House & Grindhouse - Purple Tote Bag Story Contest Finalist
The FedEx Family House is a cost-free home away from home for out-of-town families with children receiving treatment at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, one of the country’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” as named by U.S. News & World Report. The FedEx Family House has served families from 35 states and 12 countries and served over 40,000 family members since opening its doors in December 2010. The 14 member team, the Grindhouse District of FedEx Business Sales Inside, selected the FedEx Family House because our donation of high demand items will provide joy and comfort to families and patients during their stay in Memphis.
Each FedEx Family team member filled several FedEx Purple Totes Bags with new toys, word and number puzzles, video games, chips, trail mix, granola bars, fruit cups, applesauce, juice boxes, macaroni & cheese, Raman noodles, brownies and other sweets, coffee creamers, cases of water, paper towel, and so much more. We gave to the FedEx Family House because we recognize the stress of a loved one being hospitalized and it’s a meaningful investment in our community and a great charity that warms our hearts.
After a tour, the Grindhouse District learned that the FedEx Family House currently operates 24 suites, multiple dining facilities, recreational spaces, and will expand to triple its size by 2018. While none of our team members have children at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, our hearts and purses/wallets are open to the families the FedEx Family House supports. Our donations to stock the pantry spreads comfort and goodwill and reminds us of the Living P-S-P message that together we make it happen by contributing to our community.