FedEx Spreads Festive Cheer by Donating Essential Supplies to Disadvantaged Youth
FedEx team members donated books, school supplies, and other essentials to support local communities
Jakarta, Indonesia, January 23, 2024 — More than 2,200 team members from FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, have been actively collecting over 8,000 kilograms of much-needed supplies for more than 30 non-profit organizations (NGOs) of choice across the Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA) region. In Indonesia, FedEx collaborated with local NGOs, Red Nose Foundation and Yayasan Kanker Anak Indonesia (The Indonesian Paediatric Foundation) to bring joy to children from disadvantaged communities over the holiday season. Over 125 FedEx team members donated items such as books, school supplies and food to more than 100 beneficiaries.
These donations of supplies were made as part of the annual FedEx Cares Purple Tote Campaign which ran between October - December 2023 to empower FedEx team members to come together and support the NGOs they value most in their local communities. FedEx volunteers from 18 markets in the region including Australia, China, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Namibia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and the United Arab Emirates took part in the program.
This year team members came together in teams of all sizes across the region. Each team worked with their charities of choice and collected goods they needed most and distributed them to the charities in FedEx Cares purple tote bags. Over 2,400 beneficiaries including young children, the elderly and the underserved groups received goods with love from FedEx team members.
“Every action that improves our world, no matter how small, is something extraordinary. These individual donations under our FedEx Cares program has created new opportunities for our team members to multiply the positive impact FedEx makes in the local communities where we live and work,” said Kawal Preet, president of Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA) region at FedEx Express. “Committing to Do Good is one of our most important values and community action like this is one of the things that makes working at FedEx so incredibly rewarding.”
“We are proud to be able to contribute towards a brighter future for local communities. The Purple Tote Campaign is just one of many programs where our team members can see their impact through the spirit of gotong royong (mutual cooperation),” said Garrick Thompson, managing director of FedEx Express Indonesia. “This collective effort demonstrates the power of teamwork and our unwavering commitment to creating more possibilities for Indonesian youth.”
As part of FedEx Cares, team members around the globe are encouraged to come together to ‘Drive forward. Give back’ by volunteering and doing countless acts of caring throughout the year. Earlier in April 2023, FedEx teams across AMEA came together under the ’50 Days of Caring’ to support FedEx 50th anniversary. This program mobilized more than 1,000 FedEx volunteers and their families in community-based activities focused on sustainability and environmental protection, education, welfare, and support for the underserved. Learn more at fedexcares.com.