MEMPHIS, Tenn. — CN, North America’s Railroad, announced a $100,000 gift to support FedExFamilyHouse, a home-away-from-home for families traveling to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee 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 house’s history. 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.