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Community service project helps backpack programs

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CORNING, AR (KAIT) -

A pair of FedEx employees has been helping area students who may not have enough food to eat by selling shirts and car decal.

Misti Stowers, service center manager, said the project began as a part of a program called FedEx Cares.

Employees are encouraged to give back to their communities through the program.

Stowers and her co-worker, Erica Bippus, design and print t-shirts and car decals in their spare time.

The items are then sold and all of the profits go to food for backpack programs for the Corning and Pocahontas school districts.

“We do get a little burned out, but when we start seeing ourselves getting burned out we go to the store, we’ll spend some money, we’ll take it to the school, and that’s where our passion is so, when we’re able to spend the money and take the schools the food, it just pumps us up again, and we start all over again,” Stowers said.

The two can print any design that is not already licensed.

Anyone wishing to buy a shirt or decal can go to their Facebook page by clicking here.

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