Positively impacting 50 million people around the world by the company’s 50th anniversary
MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 24, 2019 — FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) is proud to announce the next stage of its global community engagement program – FedEx Cares 50 by 50, a new journey to deliver hope, change and new possibilities for 50 million people by the company’s 50th anniversary in 2023. FedEx launched the new strategy after exceeding its goal to invest $200 million in 200 global communities by 2020 six months early.
Imagine starting your first day of second grade surrounded by Star Wars Storm Troopers, Disney princesses, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Hello Kitty—familiar, favorite playmates. You smile. You feel reassured. You get excited to meet your classmates, to open your books, to read new stories.
FedEx is investing $1 million in the National Urban League (NUL) as part of its FedEx Cares initiative to build a stronger workforce by creating pathways to meaningful employment for underserved communities. The investment will support workforce development programs for entry level and seasoned job seekers, including job training, GED services, internships, professional certifications and services to prepare individuals for long-term employment.
By Lori Walton, FedEx Senior Communications Specialist
Each new school year brings excitement for students to begin their classes and for teachers eager to inspire them. To make the school year successful, school supplies are needed … a pencil, pen, backpack, folder or paper, among many other items. It sounds simple by definition, but it makes a world of difference for students and teachers to have these basic resources in the classroom.
By D.J. Miller, vice president of marketing, customer service and retail, FedEx Express
It is no secret that FedEx team members participate in community service projects year-round. But every year, during FedEx Cares Week, it is truly inspiring to see so many team members from the global FedEx family come together to support their communities in meaningful projects around the world. The photos tell the story: a lot of purple tee shirts dotting the planet and proclaiming that FedEx cares….but it is the people in those tee shirts that prove it.
“One-hundred and twenty people? Sure, we can use your help!”
That was the reaction from Ashley Dandridge, Director of Volunteer and Participant Services at Gwen’s Girls in Pittsburgh, when asked if she could put an entire FedEx Business Sales Region to work for a very special day during our annual FedEx Cares Week.
By Jenny Roberston, Communications Director FedEx Services
Four hours was all it took. In that time, my client Robert* obtained a vision screening, filed a social security form, applied for food stamps, picked up some new clothes, sat down for a photo shoot and had a good meal.
And in that same amount of time, I gained a new perspective on some of the most forgotten members of our community: the homeless.
As a member of communications management at FedEx, Robert is not my typical ‘client.’ But on Thursday, Sept. 18, he became my top priority as I helped him navigate Project Homeless Connect at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.
By Paula Bosler, FedEx Cares Indianapolis Market Coordinator
The numbers are staggering. Over one million people in Indiana go hungry every day and go to bed hungry every night. A simple meal, a necessity and indulgence for the rest of us, remains out of reach for many. Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana gives hope and removes the barriers for children, the elderly and their families to access the adequate nutrition they need.