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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

Strategic Planning collaborates with The Neighborhood Academy to serve under privileged students - Purple Tote Bag Story Contest Finalist

Dec 20, 2016

The Neighborhood Academy (TNA) exists to close the achievement gap by helping students from underserved areas, and has been incredibly successful in doing so. All of the graduating seniors have been accepted to a four-year college or university, 64% graduate from college in five years or less which is well above the national average, and 89% are employed in fields such as business, education, medicine and social work. FedEx Ground Strategic Planning strongly believes that TNA matches our values to create opportunities and promote growth.

Beth-El Farm Workers Ministry Volunteer Event - Purple Tote Bag Story Contest Finalist

Dec 20, 2016

On September 2016, the ZBDT team had a volunteer event at Beth-El Farm Workers Ministry in Wimauma, FL. Beth-El was founded in 1976 to assist the Hispanic farmworkers and their families with everyday needs such as food, clothing and shelter. At Beth-El’s facility in Wimauma, each Tuesday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, they distribute food bags containing basic nutritional food items such as rice, beans, canned goods, cereal, pasta, bread, and other staples.

Glasgow, MT FedEx helps to make a difference @ Milk River! - Purple Tote Bag Story Contest Finalist

Dec 20, 2016

Milk River, Inc. is a 501 C 3 non-profit agency that has been in the Glasgow, MT community since 1976, and is guided by a volunteer board of directors locally. Milk River's mission is to support adults with developmental disabilities in both residential setting and work experience settings. Their major goals are to integrate these people supported by their organization into the community, and ensure that they have the best quality of life possible.

Boston Ground and Ironstone Farms - Purple Tote Bag Story Contest Finalist

Dec 20, 2016

This year for the FedEx Cares United Way Campaign, the team from Boston Ground decided to help the nonprofit Ironstone Farms by donating and volunteering. In fact, this is the second year Boston Ground has teamed up with Ironstone Farms.

FedEx Family House & Grindhouse - Purple Tote Bag Story Contest Finalist

Dec 20, 2016

The FedEx Family House is a cost-free home away from home for out-of-town families with children receiving treatment at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, one of the country’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” as named by U.S. News & World Report. The FedEx Family House has served families from 35 states and 12 countries and served over 40,000 family members since opening its doors in December 2010.