FedEx Teams Spread Festive Cheer Supporting Over 30 NGOs across Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa
FedEx team members in Taiwan join the FedEx Cares Purple Tote Campaign to donate supplies to support local communities
Taipei, January 24, 2024 — FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, have collected over 8,000kgs 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 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. Nearly 120 FedEx team members in Taiwan donated tote bags containing packaged food items, stationaries, small furniture, and household items to NGOs in Taiwan that look after families going through hardships, children in rural areas, the elderly and those living with disabilities.
FedEx Cares is a global community engagement program. This year team members came together in teams of all sizes across AMEA. 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. Each team worked with their charities of choice and spent over 2,500 volunteer hours collecting goods they needed most and distributed them 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.”
According to Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare’s most updated data in 2023, there are at least 510,000 underserved people including, elders living alone, disadvantaged children and youths who can be easily overlooked or have trouble speaking up for their needs
“Donation is not just about providing resources, it is also a manifestation of love and care for our communities,” said Michael Chu, managing director of FedEx Taiwan. “We are delighted to seize this opportunity to contribute to non-governmental organizations through this program and will continue to find opportunities to expand our impact to every corner of Taiwan.”
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.