DHL EXPRESS, FREE THE CHILDREN & ME TO WE PARTNERSHIP ABOUT FREE THE CHILDREN 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. ABOUT ME TO WE 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. HOW ME TO WE & FREE THE CHILDREN WORK TOGETHER 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. ABOUT DHL EXPRESS 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. THE PARTNERSHIP 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. DHL EXPRESS 2014 MOTHER’S DAY PROGRAM 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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