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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.

E.g., Dec 15, 2017
E.g., Dec 15, 2017

Christmas at the Women's Shelter

Dec 25, 2016

Christmas to most is a holiday of fun and cheer; however, there are many families who may be less fortunate where this time of year is highly stressful. Many children don't receive gifts as their parents must choose food and shelter instead of toys. The Chaney family wanted to make a difference for a few local families this holiday season. Stevenson Financial Inc, is a CSP with FedEx Ground out of Kernersville, NC.

Stuff the Truck - 1st Place Winner in the Purple Tote Bag Story Contest

Dec 23, 2016

This is truly a team effort and a Community Event – where the FedEx “Stuff the Truck” has become a well-known semi -annual event and food drive for the Sweetwater County Food Bank. This year, FedEx Services Sales Executive worked with the local FedEx Ground Manager and their team, and D & E Ventures and their employees – who also donated the truck to stuff at the Home & Holiday Show.

Healing Invisible Wounds - 2nd Place Winner in the Purple Tote Bag Story Contest

Dec 22, 2016

Our nation has a mental health crisis that rarely makes the news: suicide of our veterans. Given the stress of serving our country — in situations few of us could only tolerate for an hour, let alone endless months and years — our nation’s veterans are far more likely to commit suicide. It’s time to erase the stigma, to talk and to act.

One Mountain United - 3rd Place Winner in the Purple Tote Bag Story Contest

Dec 21, 2016

The Mountain Family Center in Granby, Colorado is a member of the Family Resource Center Association in Colorado, and among the many family services they provide, is the only food bank and coat closet in Grand County. They service over eight towns in Grand County where in the schools the free and reduced lunch program enrollment ranges from 36% to 50% of students. Because of these statistics, the Mountain Family Center has made it their mission to provide hunger relief to students and families through their totes program.

Food For Thought - 3rd Place Winner in the Purple Tote Bag Story Contest

Dec 21, 2016

Many common phrases link food and thought: “thirst for knowledge,” “use your noodle,” “brain candy,” “meaty discussions.” After all, we think best when we have something to chew on. Nourishment is how we thrive.

Recently a related but more negative term has seeped into our vocabulary: food insecurity. It describes more than 15 million kids in the U.S. whose only steady meal comes from their school cafeteria. This lack of food can lead to lower academic achievement, anxiety, and chronic health problems. Without food, these students simply have no chance to think.