posts tagged with FedEx Cares

FedEx Cares United Way Campaign: Why I Choose to Give Back

Blog-Mindy Dunn 2.jpg When I was 15 years old, I was on my way home from school, and the car I was riding in was hit head-on by a drunk driver. I was rushed to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and was diagnosed with a broken back. My L3 and L4 were cracked in half, and my spinal cord was severely swollen, causing temporary paralysis...

It IS About Logistics: How FedEx Integrates Community Engagement into its Core Operations

CSRwire_Logo-sq.jpg The following is a guest post by Jackie Norris, Executive Director and Yvonne Siu Turner, Senior Manager, Corporate Resources and Programs, Points of Light Corporate Institute. It first appeared on the CSRwire Blog.

This is part five in a seven-part blog series exploring the community engagement practices of winning companies in The Civic 50, an initiative launched in 2012 by Points of Light, the National Conference on Citizenship and Bloomberg. The Civic 50 identifies the top 50 community-minded S&P 500 corporations that best use their time, talent and resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.

Today, we explore how FedEx has integrated volunteering and community engagement into its core business strategy and specifically how it helps communities in times of disaster...

FedEx Cares: Volunteering across EMEA

2013 Collage.jpg EMEA (Europe, Middle East, subcontinent India and Africa) is a vast and diverse region that spreads overs different continents. But despite cultural differences, the spirit of volunteerism is something that translates across regions. And it’s this universal human trait that brings us together every fall during our FedEx Cares campaign.

First Time Blogger, Long Time Giver: CSR at FedEx

directrelief-csr.jpg Note: This post first appeared on the Global Citizen blog.

All my friends and family know that I am not a big social media user; I'm one of those people who doesn't have a Facebook account, so they will be surprised to find out that I am writing a blog post. But there is nothing I would rather share with the world than what I get to do every day at FedEx.

In the seven years I have worked in the Global Citizenship Department of FedEx, I have been honored, and humbled, to see first hand all that we do to help our neighbors, both locally and globally. We support strategic community investments in education and diversity, as well as local-market community service initiatives by team members. Our total charitable contributions last year amounted to $46 million in direct cash contributions, donated shipping services to nonprofit organizations, and team member contributions to our annual United Way campaign...

FedEx and United Way prepare children for their future

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I've lived in the lovely city of Paris for more than seven years, but I recently discovered a new side of this city during a tour with United Way, which aimed to rally local community support around underprivileged youth issues. Imagine that you are walking down a street in an affluent area of Paris, with nice markets and beautiful buildings all around you. What if I told you that just two minutes away, down a small set of stairs in a narrow street, there is a totally different underworld lurking down there where children are in need of your help?