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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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Pairs of Joy

Dec 5, 2016

Our team decided to help the Volunteers of America this year for the FedEx Cares United Way Campaign. Volunteers of America is an nationwide charity organization that helps our local community by providing a homeless shelter, meals, and clothing to the Reno/Sparks area. To assist the charity, we combined both of our Reno buildings, 895 & 896, to collect 877 pairs of socks from package handlers, drivers, management and office staff. All of these were placed inside our Purple Tote Bags and were delivered to Volunteers of America.

SAC United Way Purple Tote Donation

Dec 5, 2016

200 members of the SAC team decided to help Loaves and Fishes as part of the FedEx Cares United Way Campaign. Loaves and Fishes is a charity that helps the local community by providing food and shelter to the homeless. The SAC team decided to help by encouraging team members to donate food and toiletries inside Purple Tote Bags that would later be delivered to the charity. SAC delivered on this commitment and ended up filling around 99 Purple Tote Bags with non perishable foods and hygiene products.

Support our Soldiers!

Dec 5, 2016

A collaborative effort was formed with the Fort Worth Hub and Linehaul, Fort Worth Local, SWST District office and CPC, our combined team decided to assist the Support our Soldiers charity as part of the FedEx Cares United Way Campaign. Support our Soldiers is a non-profit organization started and run by Teresa Nelson. She corresponds through email directly with deployed soldiers to find out what their needs are and sends them packages along with letters of thanks. Some soldiers do not have family and this is their only mail.

FedEx Supports Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition on Little Wishes Shopping Day

Dec 3, 2016

Little Wishes Shopping Day - FedEx Cares has partnered with the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition on Little Wishes Shopping Day every year since the very beginning - 12 years and counting! It would not be possible without the support and volunteers of FedEx Employees. What we love about this partnership is that the same FedEx employees volunteer year after year on Shopping Day. Many of them bring their families – the event is truly a “Holiday Tradition” for lots of FedEx and St. Louis families and it continues to grow. It is really special to have that connection with the community.

Team RAF Contributes to Mid-South Food Bank

Dec 2, 2016

The Strategy, Innovation, and Product Development Marketing team from Memphis and Collierville, TN chose to work with the Mid-South Food Bank for the FedEx Cares United Way Campaign. Our team chose this organization because of their mission to change lives by eliminating hunger in the Mid-South. By providing food for families, children and seniors, we impact their lives by solving one of the biggest struggles they face: getting enough nutritious food to eat to live a healthy life. and how important they are.