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Volunteerism: The Core of FedEx Cares

90,500 hours

volunteered by FedEx Team Members during the fall FedEx Cares campaign

Giving back is part of the FedEx culture. Team members support our charitable investments and local community needs by dedicating their time where they live and work around the world. Volunteerism is more than a one-time event or delivery.

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Volunteerism & Purple Totes

Our goal is to donate ~$500K in goods to non-profits in need.

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ZPEN helps with two Untited Way events

Sep 19, 2017

The ZPEN team participated in two United Way cares events on two different days. We helped paint a room and pull weeds at the Boys and Girls Club of the Emerald Coast on Tuesday. On Thursday, another team helped clear two flower beds of weeds at the Rocky Bayou Christian Academy in Crestview Florida. 14 employees helped while other employees helped hold down the fort at the station. Sr. manager Eric Campbell would like to thank the ZPEN team for the rewarding and fun work to help our communities.

Helping the community one bag at a time

Sep 19, 2017

As part of the FEDEX Cares / United Way campaign at ZROC we selected 2 locations to collect donations for in order to better our community. We set a goal of 30 purple totes containing either school supplies for the Golisano Children's hospital or non perishable items for Food Link. We reached our goal and then some collecting over 150lbs of food for Foodlink which provides meals to families. We collected a total of 9 totes containing school supplies for kids at the hospital. Kuddos to the team for their support and contributions.

FedEx Cares ATL - Open Hand

Sep 15, 2017

On Sept 15, FedEx Cares Atlanta volunteers gathered for the yearly FedEx Cares Week event to support Open Hand in Atlanta, GA.
Collective efforts exceeded expectations, while delivering back locally through FedEx Cares. We had a total of 42 employees representing FedEx Express, FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground, FedEx Custom Critical and FedEx Trade Networks. Open Hand Atlanta helps people prevent or better manage chronic disease through home-delivered meals and nutrition education as a means to reinforce the connection between informed food choices and improved quality of life.

Rebuilding Houston Brick by Brick

Sep 9, 2017

My daughter Breanna Carroll and I wanted to do something for children victimized by Hurricane Harvey.

As we all know, the hit from Hurricane Harvey has been nothing short of devastating not only to those directly impacted, but by those of us watching as well. No one can truly put in to words what these people have been through (and will continue to go through for months and years to come). In particular, this experience has been especially traumatic for children.

FedEx Volunteers at the Akron Canton Foodbanks' Operation Orange

Sep 8, 2017

FedEx team members sorted and packaged food at the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank's Operation Orange event. The fifth annual 24-hour volunteer event sees 200 local volunteers from the community help with the demand of food insecurity.