FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. and the world’s largest express transportation company, recently concluded the 2014 FedEx Cares Campaign, its annual service month to benefit local communities. 124 FedEx team members across the UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait were involved in community outreach activities, clocking more than 680 hours of volunteer work.
FedEx Cares is an annual volunteering initiative, where FedEx team members and their families donate their personal time and effort by giving back to their local communities. In its fourth consecutive year in the Middle East, FedEx team members participated in various activities focused on the environment and society.
“The FedEx Cares Campaign highlights our commitment to being a great place to work, a thoughtful steward of the environment and a caring citizen in our local communities,” said David Ross, senior vice-president of FedEx Express Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa operations. “Our team members are passionate about sustainably connecting people and places while improving quality of life. This program is just one of many ways in which FedEx actively supports the UAE and its people.”
In the UAE, FedEx volunteers dedicated themselves to monitoring their environmental impact as well as contributing to societal development by:
Carpooling to reduce carbon footprint for a greener community.
Spending time with senior citizens at the Family Gathering Centre in Al Mamzar.
Engaging in creativity inspiring games with special needs children at the Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs.
Holding a crafts and baked good sale to raise funds for the Apnalaya organization which supports urban community development projects in the underprivileged neighborhoods of Mumbai.
The FedEx Cares Campaign in the Middle East complements the volunteer activities taking place globally. Over the past 10 years the program has expanded to nearly 400 cities around the world. In addition to thousands of volunteer hours each year, FedEx donated over $46 million in total contributions in 2013. FedEx also utilizes its global logistics network to support people in need by providing critical relief supplies and services to communities impacted by natural disasters.
For more information about FedEx Cares Campaign and the FedEx commitment to volunteerism and the communities it serves, please visit about.van.fedex.com/citizenship_report.