FedEx Spreads Festive Cheer by Supporting Filipino Youth from Disadvantaged Communities
FedEx team members donated school supplies to support children’s education
Manila, Philippines, January 24, 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 the Philippines, FedEx collaborated with local NGO, Action for the Care and Development of the Poor (ACAP) in Parañaque City, to donate school supplies to 100 beneficiaries under ACAP’s programs.
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, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, South Korea, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines 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.”
“One of our core values at FedEx is connecting people and possibilities. Not only are we committed to supporting our customers, we are also striving to bring hope and opportunities to local communities,” said Maribeth Espinosa, managing director of FedEx Express Philippines. “As we embark on our 40th year of operations in the country this year, we look forward to continue serving communities and creating a better future for our next generation.”
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.
About FedEx Philippines
Established in 1984, FedEx Philippines plays a pivotal role in providing comprehensive transportation, e-commerce, and cross-border delivery solutions to customers across the country. Consistently ranked among Philippines’ most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its employees to create what’s next for our customers and our business, and to deliver the Purple Promise by demonstrating unrelenting commitment to own outstanding and make every FedEx experience outstanding. As the company proudly celebrates its 40 years of operations in the country, FedEx Philippines remains steadfast to innovation and shaping the future of logistics by making supply chains smarter for everyone, while connecting people and possibilities around the world.