Here's our monthly roundup of charitable works by companies in the logistics and material handling industries:
To commemorate its 40th anniversary, FedEx observed a Global Month of Service in April, with employees volunteering for projects around the world. In addition, more than 600 U.S.-based team members worked on urban environmental sustainability projects in 15 cities through FedEx's annual EarthSmart Outreach program with the national Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Employees of Seegrid Corp., a developer of robotic material handling equipment, volunteered at a FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics competition for high school students in Pittsburgh. Seegrid principal engineer Ray Delissio also mentored and coached the Frobotics team from Franklin Regional High School.
ModusLink is providing supply chain management services for the Silverline project, which will distribute refurbished smartphones at no charge to senior citizens. Project organizer Newton Circus, a Singapore-based nonprofit, chose ModusLink for its expertise in electronics repair and recovery.
WTS International, the association for the professional advancement of women in transportation, has announced the selection of the winners of its seven scholarships for 2013. The scholarships, which are awarded to graduate, undergraduate, and high school students, went to Margaret-Avis Akofio-Sowah, Crista Gardner, Amy Cavaretta, Naima Rivas, Stacia Slowey, Vinh Kha, and Joyrie Dickerson.