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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., Dec 17, 2018
E.g., Dec 17, 2018

Blankets for Local Community

Mar 15, 2018

At Shakopee, Minnesota's ZMIN terminal, forty blankets were collected over the month of February and delivered to the Shakopee Community Action Project for distribution to local families in need of warmth this winter. Station packge handlers, staff, ISP's and drivers all contributed to this Blanket Drive

‎Wolf River Conservancy - 13th Annual Wolf River Conservancy Tree Planting

Mar 11, 2018

FedEx and International Paper were the lead sponsors for the ‎Wolf River Conservancy - 13th Annual Wolf River Conservancy Tree Planting. Despite the multiple changes to the date, time and the misty weather, over 30 team members came out to join the community in this planting. Over 150 volunteers helped to pot-up and plant over 4,500 native tree seedlings, including 12 species of flowering and bottomland hardwood trees. These trees will be used to restore habitats along the Wolf River and within Shelby Farms Park.

Plant the Parkways

Mar 1, 2018

The FedEx Operations Management Training worked with Memphis City Beautiful to plant trees along South Parkways in Memphis. The goal of the Plant the Parkways project is to plant 1000 trees along North, South and East Parkway, focusing on 8.5 miles of parkway medians. This will help beautify the neighborhood and bring pride to those in the area. FedEx Cares and Operations Management Training was excited to participate in the planting!

Building Community By Teaching and Inspiring Others

Feb 24, 2018

I spend many days and hours at home crafting, crocheting, painting, and creating music. I have a true love for the arts! I found out that there are many people interested in crocheting, but they didn't know how to, or where to start. While riding the bus or train to different places, as well as into work each day, I enjoy the long ride by working on my crochet projects. There was always someone complimenting me on my work and saying how they wished they knew how to crochet because it looks so relaxing. I would always offer to teach them because it's something that I enjoy doing.

Community Service

Jan 31, 2018

On Wed January 31,2018. ZKNO379 FedEx Ground Facility had five staff members to volunteer at a local school.
They raked and bagged leaves, trimmed bushes and cleaned around the main entrance to the school.
They also had with them Chance a Therapy Dog trained and active in visiting schools .