FedEx Launches Second Annual FedEx Cares Week in Dubai
Dubai, U.A.E., Sept. 10, 2012—FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company launches its second annual FedEx Cares Week in Dubai, and its eighth globally this September. Team members will be provided with volunteer opportunities in the United Arab Emirates and the rest of the world. More than 4,000 FedEx volunteers worldwide will donate their time and talents to serving local organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities where FedEx team members live and work.
This year’s FedEx Cares Week local projects include:
- Blood donation drives, in association with the Dubai Health Authority and the Dubai Blood Donation Centre
- Supporting Dubai Autism Center’s facility maintenance
- Raising funds for the Dubai Autism Center, by placing donation boxes at all FedEx offices and retail locations in Dubai
“FedEx Cares Week gives our team members across the globe the opportunity to make a difference in their own communities,” said David Ross, senior vice president, FedEx Express, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa operations. “A passion for volunteerism is ingrained in the FedEx corporate culture, and FedEx Cares Week is just one of the many ways we join together to give back.”
In addition to volunteering thousands of hours each year worldwide, FedEx is also supporting a Dubai-based educational initiative known as ‘Educate a Child, Build the Nation’, which helps bring computer literacy skills to underprivileged children between the age of 7 and 12 years, paving their way to a brighter future. The recently- launched program is strongly supported by the private and public sectors, which include organizations such as the U.A.E. Ministry of Education, The National Human Resource Development & Employment Authority, General Authority of Youth & Sports Welfare, Bait Al Khair Society, Dubai Charity Association, and others.
For more information about FedEx Cares Week and the FedEx commitment to volunteerism and the communities it serves, please visit fedexcares.com