Our approach to volunteerism is built on a straightforward premise. We are members of numerous communities around the world. That means we have a responsibility to help make each of them a better place.
Giving back has been an essential part of our culture since we were founded in 1973. Today, our 325,000+ team members volunteer thousands of hours each year. Many do so on their own time. Others take advantage of companywide programs that include:
- EarthSmart Outreach, a collaboration with the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation that sees FedEx team members volunteer on conservation and restoration projects.
- March for Babies, a March of Dimes walkathon that raises money each year to help prevent premature births, birth defects, and infant mortality.
- FedEx Cares Week, an annual event in which our team members renovate playgrounds, plant trees, work at food banks, build homes with Habitat for Humanity, and teach children about pedestrian safety — in hundreds of cities around the world.
At FedEx, we believe that our roles and responsibilities are much larger than the services we provide. While volunteerism is a proud tradition for us, it’s also a way to work for positive change and cultivate respect for each other and our communities. And we are always looking for new opportunities and ways to provide assistance.
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November 16, 2015
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