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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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Igniting Curiosity --- Inspiring Creativity --- Empowering Our Community

Dec 15, 2016

Igniting Curiosity --- Inspiring Creativity --- Empowering Our Community. That’s the motto of NYC PS 156 – The Waverly School of the Arts!

NY East Field Sales Team decided to work with The Waverly School of the Arts for our Purple Tote Bag project. It was an easy decision once we learned of all the great things happening there.

Food and Supply Drive for Gateway Social Services Organization

Dec 15, 2016

The FXG Birmingham team from FedEx Ground decided to help provide much needed items to one of the oldest social service agencies in the Birmingham area, The Gateway Social Services Organization. This non-profit organization has been helping thousands of families for 125 years by providing assistance in the areas of family counseling, financial coaching, transitional living, crisis intervention, and therapeutic foster care. Their main mission is to help create stronger communities by empowering the people they serve.

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.

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.