FedEx launches Seventh Annual FedEx Cares Week

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FedEx Corp. has launched its seventh annual FedEx Cares Week, providing volunteer and service opportunities for employees around the world. Close to 4,000 FedEx volunteers worldwide will donate a combined 20,000 hours to serving local organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities where FedEx employees live and work.

FedEx Cares Week began in the United States in 2005 and has expanded to more than 40 countries and territories around the globe. The week will be held Sept. 17-23 in the Asia Pacific region and Sept. 12-17 everywhere else around the world. This year FedEx Cares Week debuts in Canada, Spain, Italy, India, the UAE and Switzerland.

FedEx employees across the globe will serve their communities in countries and territories such as Australia, Brazil, China, Mexico and the United Kingdom, and in more than 30 U.S. cities, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, New York, Newark, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

“FedEx Cares Week creates deeper connections between our FedEx employees and the local communities we serve,” says Stephanie Butler, manager of Global Citizenship at FedEx. “Every day FedEx employees passionately help customers solve logistics challenges. Through FedEx Cares Week, our employees extend that passion to help local communities with critical social issues.”

FedEx Cares Week serves as the formal kickoff for the annual U.S. FedEx United Way campaign. In addition to volunteering hundreds of thousands of hours each year, FedEx and its employees gave more than $14 million to the United Way in 2010 and more than $175 million over the past 15 years.