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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., Jun 22, 2018
E.g., Jun 22, 2018

Youth Villages Undergarment Drive

Dec 18, 2017

On October 27th, 2017, Stephanie Miller and her team volunteered at Youth Villages Field Day event here in Memphis, TN. During this event, we had the opportunity to participate and interact in various outdoor and indoor activities with the kids ages 10 and up to 18 years old. We were all touched by our experience that day and the kids had a great time with us. We learned so much about Youth Villages and the kids that we wanted to do more to help. We asked one of the staff members there what the kids are in need of the most and can we donate clothes, etc.

FedEx Ground-BIRM/352-End Hunger & Giving Thanks - Food Drive: Salvation Army - Birmingham, Al

Dec 15, 2017

FedEx Ground / BIRM/352 - During November - December 14th, we collected non-perishable food items to donate to the Salvation Army Food Bank in Birmingham, Alabama.
This food will be donated to needy families during the holidays and beyond.

D51 Does Arts and Scraps

Dec 7, 2017

District 51- FedEx Office volunteered another year with an organization called Arts & Scraps located in Detroit, MI. We spent the day filling craft kits to be sent to local school children to get creative along with cleaning and organizing the warehouse that holds all the donated items. Arts & Scraps are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Detroit and founded in 1989.

D51 - Detroit Rescue Mission Assistance

Dec 6, 2017

DM51 Paul Decker, CM - 0485 Sue Burton and AM-0459 Bonnie Robinson selected the Detroit Rescue Mission for the Districts Purple Tote project this year. The task was to collect enough items to build 100 individual hygiene bags to be given to the homeless for personal care. With all the donations that the team collected we were able to exceed our goal and build 120 bags with boxes of extra times to also give. Each bag consisted of shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, body wash, wash cloth, comb, brush, toothbrush, toothpaste and dental floss, deodorant and a personal razor.

Hope for the Holidays Fundraiser at Shakopee, MN

Dec 6, 2017

The ZMIN 554/3554 Station, in Shakopee, Minnesota sponsored four families this year in the local Community Action Program’s Adopt a family event for Christmas.
The station raised a total of 1200.00 in total gifts - 947.00 raised as cash, the rest as directly purchased gifts.

Each family was to receive $50/person, or $200 per family.

The parents of each family all received $50 visa gift cards, and the children received gifts from their wish list.

Children’s gifts included: