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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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Palmetto Sales Team & Pinellas County Animal Services

Oct 18, 2019

The Palmetto Field Sales Team volunteered at the Pinellas County Animal Services (PCAS) on October 18, 2019.

After a wonderful tour and orientation by Jennifer Renner, PCAS Volunteer Coordinator, the Palmetto Team got to work.

After scrubbing down building 2, they took the dogs in the shelter for a walk on the trail and around the facility.

3 Purple Totes filled with dog toys were donated along with a lot of belly rubs and kisses.

People to People Food Bank 2019

Oct 8, 2019

FedEx team members from the Metro North and Palisades Districts made a tremendous contribution on our United Way FedEx Cares Day to the People to People Food Bank in Nanuet, NY. As one united team we were able to donate 25 purple tote bags that totaled 170 pounds of food valued at $476. The day was spent helping to sort, stock and manage the items onto the pantry shelves, sorting and organizing clothing donations as well as help organize their mailroom.

Restoring the Duwamish

May 14, 2019

Restoring the Duwamish: FedEx Cares Seattle Volunteers Give Back and See Great Results

In the Spring of 2013, Seattle FedEx Cares volunteers installed plants along the Duwamish River and created “rings of life” around newly planted trees clearing away invasive weeds. The Duwamish River is the only river running through the city of Seattle and is a vital part of the local habitat. Six years later another group of FedEx Cares volunteers, including many from the original group, returned to the river and an adjacent site to help again.

Adopt a Highway

May 5, 2019

This past weekend MSP Freight went out and cleaned up our portion of Highway 36, just right outside the MSP Service Center. Overall we had 21 volunteers, ranging from our Service Center Manager, Leadership, City Drivers and Dock Employees. We gathered at the MSP Service Center for breakfast and to watch a Safety Video before we headed out for the day. We cleaned up a total of 3 miles of highway and filled up 84 bags. This was a great day to do good in our Community.

Nimitz Beach Cleanup

May 4, 2019

FedEx Ground & FedEx Express Honolulu, in partnership with 808Cleanups, hosted a beach cleanup in Kapolei, Hawai’i. The cleanup focused on open fire remnants that litter our environment & hurt others. HONO 0968 discovered 3 whole pallets hidden behind bushes & unearthed 4 bon fires full of rusted nails and recyclable cans. Together 541 lbs of rubbish was taken off of Nimitz Beach.
(left pic): FedEx HONO team: Admin Idalia and Ops Mgr Mike.
(right pic): Naidus & Nevaeh.
(bottom pic): FedEx Ground and FedEx Express Honolulu partnered with 808 Cleanups.