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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

Toys for Tots Donation

Dec 15, 2016

A Sr. Operations Admin and a Sr. Office Administrator from our office in South Dakota saw the need help Toys For Tots in our community as part of the FedEx Cares United Way Campaign. They contacted the local representative and organized the drive for their office. This is not the first time the team has worked with Toys for Tots, as we have worked with them in previous years in the holiday season. The main mission of Toys for Tots is to provide toys for kids whose parents cannot afford to give them any toys.

FedEx Freight Memphis Headquarters Operation Food Drive for Mid-South Food Bank

Dec 15, 2016

Focusing on food insecurity in the Mid-South, volunteers at the FedEx Freight Headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee decided to help the Mid-South Food Bank as part of the FedEx Cares United Way Campaign. The Mid-South Food Bank is an organization focused on eliminating hunger in the Mid-South region by providing food to families, and individuals who do not have easy access to food. In the last year, the food bank has committed to their mission by serving over 13 million pounds of food to 220,000 people.

FedEx Government Services Answers the Call to Serve

Dec 15, 2016

Giving the gift of family is not just a slogan for the holidays, it is the principle that the Fisher House Foundation was founded on. Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. The Foundation’s impact reaches throughout the United States and across the “pond” into the United Kingdom. Fisher House has served approximately 277,000 families since opening their first two houses in 1991.

“Be a Santa to a Senior”

Dec 14, 2016

Two Sr. Office Administrators from FedEx Ground wanted to do something for the elderly in their community. They accomplish this goal, they felt that helping the “Be a Santa to a Senior” program was the perfect fit. This program is headed of the Good Samaritan Society, which is an organization that is dedicated to providing shelter and aid to the elderly.

GTS supports FedEx Family House - The Power of One Great Group of Volunteers.

Dec 14, 2016

On December 9th, a great looking crew of twenty volunteers, dressed in purple T-shirts swarmed the FedEx Family House in Memphis to deliver and sort 787 Purple Tote Bags! We knew we had to do better than last year when we delivered over 550 Purple Tote Bags. These volunteers represented 230 employees of the Global Program Management & Engineering Team. For several hours, we unloaded and sorted food items, juice drinks, water, paper towels, toys, cleaning supplies, along with health and beauty products. Enough supplies to last the facility approximately four months.