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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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Services HR - L&D Team Visits the Carpenter Art Garden

Dec 9, 2016

The Services HR – Learning & Development team decided to give back with a day of service by supporting the Carpenter Art Garden and the FedEx Cares United Way Campaign. The Carpenter Art Garden of Memphis began with a belief in the importance of art making and one abandoned property. Through art and with the help of neighborhood children, the grittiness of a blighted lot was transformed into a vibrant garden of artwork. The Carpenter Art Garden offers children in the Binghampton community the tools to create their own "pockets of hope” through ongoing art and gardening projects.

House of Mercy

Dec 8, 2016

The House of Mercy is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2005 in Bristow, Virginia by Father Jack Fullen and Kellie Ross. What began as a prayer-centered ministry evolved into a movement of mercy where volunteers joined in prayer and service to relieve the suffering of the underprivileged, sick, and dying by performing the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. FedEx Freight Manassas selected House of Mercy, because they are a humanitarian organization dedicated to serving the hungry and anyone needing solace and care.

Providing help to Genesis Women's Shelter

Dec 8, 2016

Genesis Women’s Shelter was founded in 1984 with a goal to not just help women, but to completely eradicate domestic violence. Their mission is to provide safety, shelter and support for women who have experienced domestic violence and to raise awareness regarding its cause, prevalence and impact. Each year they see 1200 women and children at the Emergency Shelter, Long-Term Housing Facility and Non-Residential Counseling Office. The women who come to them are in a fight for their life.


67119 - Paula

Dec 8, 2016

We were having a somewhat difficult time finding a location for FedEx Cares Day when the Newark YMCA came up. For 135 years, the Newark YMCA has served the community by providing programs for health, housing, recreation, and education. Upon visiting and meeting their dedicated staff, there was no question that the FedEx team had to help! When we realized the number of homeless people they house, we knew we had to use our Purple Tote Campaign to provide assistance.

Ronald McDonald House Charaties

Dec 8, 2016

Ronald McDonald house helps hundreds of families each year by offering a place to stay when loved ones are in the hospital for extended periods of time. This Ronald McDonald house is uasually always at capacity. District 102 has a personal connection to the Ronald McDonalds house through our own family and friends who have utalized their services before.