MEMPHIS, Tenn.– CN announced a $100,000 gift to support FedExFamilyHouse, a home-away-from-home for families travelling to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis for treatment.
The announcement was made during CN’s annual shareholders meeting at The Peabody Hotel.
In 2014, CN partnered with Le Bonheur for their CN Miracle Match program, which matched donations up to a total of $300,000 to Le Bonheur’s public giving campaign, Everyday Heroes. The campaign, along with CN’s matching gift, raised more than $780,000 in donations.
The CN gift to FedExFamilyHouse is one of the largest single donations in the house’s history, said the release. FedExFamilyHouse’s dining hall will be named in honor of CN’s contribution. The house is Le Bonheur’s first housing facility for out-of-town families. Since opening in December 2010, the 24 suite facility has served nearly 40,000 people from 40 states and nine countries.
“All of us at Le Bonheur and FedExFamilyHouse appreciate CN’s generous support throughout the years,” said Le Bonheur President and CEO Meri Armour, MSN/MBA. “CN’s gift will help us continue our mission of providing a haven of hope and comfort for our families at no cost to them.”
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