FedEx Teams Spread Festive Cheer Supporting Over 30 NGOs across Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa
FedEx AMEA team members spend over 2,500 volunteer hours collecting more than 8,000kgs of supplies to support local communities
Shanghai, China, January 30, 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.
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 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.
In Mainland China, 90 FedEx volunteers worked with 5 NGOs of their choice to donate needed supplies to nearly 250 children and disadvantaged families. These include:
Donated nearly 50kg of instant food and bottled water to 25 homeless people in DongGuan to help them survive the winter.
- Donated more than 200kg of daily necessities to 10 families consisting of 60 members including children to support them during medical treatment in Guangzhou.
- Provided primary school students in underprivileged areas of Yunnan Province with 103 care packages containing hats, scarves, and gloves.
- Donated quilts and warm patches to 25 underserved disabled people in Guangzhou.
- Delivered 35 reading packs to students at Long An Primary School and Bai Lin Center Primary School in Fuding city, Fujian province. Each pack contains 3 books and a greeting card written by FedEx volunteers.
“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.”
“FedEx is committed to connecting the world responsibly and resourcefully. In China, our goal is not only to provide customers with excellent delivery services, but also to support the development of the whole society,” said Eddy Chan, senior vice president of FedEx Express and president of FedEx China. “The FedEx Cares Purple Tote Campaign is a great way for our team members to give back to the communities they serve. We will continue to work with customers, governments, and charities to jointly build a more connected, hopeful, and brighter future.”
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.