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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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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.

“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.

FedEx Cares-BBQ/United Way Event (Loaves & Fishes) 2016

Dec 13, 2016

On Oct. 18, 2016 at the FedEx Cares BBQ/United Way Event, a total of 200.00 & 15 Purple Tote Bags were filled with groceries & donated to the non-profit Loaves and Fishes. Loaves & Fishes is a private charity; it neither solicits nor accepts government money, but relies solely on private donations to support its work of feeding the hungry and sheltering the homeless. Without passing judgment, and in a spirit of love and hospitality, Loaves & Fishes feeds the hungry and shelters the homeless.

One can; two can; who can? We can!!!

Dec 13, 2016

FedEx Ground in Portland Maine has worked with Contractors, Package Handlers and Office staff to rise as many cans of food for the Saco Food Pantry, located within our own town of Saco, Maine. The charity organization has been around since 1982, and they are focused on providing both short-term and long-term assistance for people in need in Saco by providing them food they might not be able to access on their own. The staff of volunteers that help run the facility provide food for over 8,000 people a year!

Food Bank of Western NY

Dec 13, 2016

The Food Bank of WNY provides food and services to 329 member agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, senior centers, after-school programs, and group homes, throughout Cattaraugus, Chau¬tauqua, Erie, and Niagara counties. In 2015, they distributed enough food to provide more than 12 million meals. Hunger remains a serious problem in Western New York, even when the economy feels better to many of us. Many people who need food assistance are employed, but just aren’t able to make ends meet.