Children’s First Academy in Phoenix, the nation’s largest school for homeless children, hosted more than 60 DHL employees for a day of community involvement and mentoring on Friday, Sept. 2. DHL employees completely immersed themselves in activities at the school including teaching classes and participating in athletic events with the children. The employees also made lunchtime even sweeter for the kids as they hand out 400 Dairy Queen Blizzards.
The employees at DHL in Tempe selected the CFA as their charitable organization two years ago and since then have donated more than $10,000 and taken part in several fundraising and education events. The event coincides with DHL’s Global Volunteer Day which takes place annually from Sept. 1 through Sept. 10. This global initiative includes more than 30,000 DHL employees and is a community outreach program focused on instilling among employees the spirit of volunteerism and encouraging them to devote time and effort to create a positive impact in their communities.