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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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FedEx Freight PHX Food Drive for St. Marys Food Bank

Dec 7, 2016

The FedEx Freight PHX Service Center held a food drive to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance of Phoenix, Az. St. Mary’s Food Bank was founded in 1967 and works with many agencies throughout the country to distribute donated food. The Phoenix location supplies emergency food boxes to families all over Arizona at fixed locations and via their Mobile Food Pantry program. Through the Kids Café program, they provide an estimated 3,000 meals to children in after school and summer programs.

Lewis & Clark District Partners with the Little Bit Foundation

Dec 7, 2016

When it was time for FedEx Cares in 2016, the Lewis and Clark District didn’t have any trouble deciding who we wanted to help with the Purple Tote program. Our team had volunteered at an organization in St. Louis called The Little Bit Foundation earlier in the year and we were all very impressed with what this group was doing for children in St. Louis schools. The Little Bit Foundation partners with public and private schools from elementary to high school in St. Louis to ensure that all the children have their basic needs met so they can focus on their education.

Safety Donates to House of Hope

Dec 7, 2016

The safety department researched many organizations before deciding to choose House of Hope as our charity to support in the FedEx Cares Purple Tote Bag program. We contacted House of Hope to understand their needs of blankets, toilet paper, and coffee. We felt the needs of House of Hope often go unrecognized in our area due to the much larger charity organizations in the area. The individuals that come to a homeless day center come in because of a wide array of circumstances. Some clients come in because they recently lost their home, their job, or their vehicle.

FedEx Gives Back - FeedMore

Dec 6, 2016

Richmond VA employees from FedEx Freight teamed up for the 2nd year in a row to deliver Purple Tote Bags to a charity that helps the local community. This year, the team decided to partnering with FeedMore. FeedMore is Central Virginia's core food relief center that runs facilities like Central VA Food Bank. The charity provides to around 1/3 of the state which contains around 34 counties and cities, and around 200,000 people.

House of Grace

Dec 6, 2016

Memphis Trace Teams International, IPD, Freight/023, UPW/Prevent and the Region office worked together as the “Power of One” to collect items for House of Grace located in Southaven, Mississippi. House of Grace provides faith-based support, assistance, and counseling to abused women and their children. The assistance House of Grace provides to the people they serve include emergency shelter counseling, court advocate services, and community education. The best part is that all services that the charity provides are free and confidential.