Free The Children is an international charity and educational partner that believes in a world where all
children are free to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change. We work domestically through We
Day and We Act to educate, engage and empower youth to become active local and global citizens. Through
our holistic and sustainable development model—Adopt a Village—we work to remove barriers to
education and to empower communities to break the cycle of poverty.
Me to We is an innovative social enterprise that provides better choices for a better world. Offering
socially conscious and environmentally friendly products and life-changing experiences, Me to We
measures the bottom line not by dollars earned, but by the number of lives we change and the positive
social and environmental impacts we make. Half of Me to We’s net profit is donated to Free The
Children, while the other half is reinvested to grow the enterprise and its social mission.
Free The Children is Me to We’s charity partner and best friend in changing the world. To date, Free The
Children has built more than 650 schools and school rooms bringing the fundamental right of education
to more than 55,000 children every day. Hundreds of communities have benefitted from its water and
sanitation projects, medical resources and alternative income programs.
Me to We has developed a highly effective model for creating social change, with each branch of the Me
to We tree designed to support Free The Children’s work at home and abroad. Volunteers on a Me to We
trip help build schools. Speakers carry a message of action and hope. Leadership facilitators teach about
youth leadership for global change. Me to We is also structured to offset expenses and help provide pro
bono services to Free The Children’s efforts—contributions valued at well over a million dollars annually
In addition, half of Me to We’s net profit is donated to Free The Children, helping to ensure that, one day
soon, Free The Children’s already low administrative costs go down to zero. The other half is re-invested
to grow the enterprise and its social mission.
Me to We works with Free The Children for one simple reason: this development model makes sense.
We’ve seen it change lives, time and again.
DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and the logistics company for the world. DHL
commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation,
contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more
than 220 countries and territories and about 285,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior
service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social
responsibility by supporting environmental protection, disaster management and education. DHL is
part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 55 billion euros in 2012.
Since 2012, DHL Express, the logistics
company for the world, has been the
official logistics partner for Free The
Children and Me to We. In partnership,
DHL Express provides in-kind support
to Free The Children and Me to We’s
headquarters and countries of operation
overseas. DHL Express’ dedicated support
has translated into incredible tangible
impacts across Free The Children
development initiatives and Me to We’s
business operations. With its worldwide
network, DHL Express has distributed
imperative resources and supplies to
Free The Children communities around
the world, including lifesaving health
equipment, medical supplies, school
supplies and numerous other donation
items to those in need. In this past year,
DHL shipped over 100 boxes to Free The
Children communities in Haiti, Ecuador,
Kenya, India and Nicaragua.
To date, DHL Express has helped Me to We
ship well over 100,000 Me to We Artisans
products. As a result, DHL Express
directly connects over 800 mamas in
Kenya to a greater, worldwide market
for their traditional beadwork, expanding
the reach of the Artisans products and
empowering mamas to lift their families
and communities out of poverty.
In 2013, DHL Express shipped over 70,000
Water Rafiki Friend Chains to North
America for Me to We, helping supply over
67,000 people in developing communities
around the world with a permanent source
of clean water.
Through its global network of change
drivers, DHL Express is redefining the
logistics of changing the world.
This Mother’s Day, celebrate mothers around the world
with Me to We Artisan’s Neno Mom Bracelet, handcrafted
by mamas in Kenya. For each bracelet purchased, DHL
Express, Me to We’s logistics partner, will donate $5 to
provide one health clinic visit to a mother and child in a
Free The Children community overseas.
DHL Express provides in-kind shipping services to move
Me to We Artisans products from Free The Children’s
Adopt a Village countries to Me to We headquarters,
helping connect over 800 mamas to a greater market
for their traditional beadwork. By expanding the
reach of Me to We Artisans products, the mamas are
empowered with a sustainable income to lift their
families and communities out of poverty.
So this Mother’s Day, celebrate and empower mothers
at home and overseas with a gift that gives from one
mama to another.
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