Samsung Employees Nationwide Swap the Office for Day of Service
Over 4,000 employees to serve in local communities
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., MAY 19, 2017 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today will host its bi-annual, companywide Day of Service throughout their national locations in New Jersey, New York, Texas, California and Washington, D.C. and regional offices. The event, which occurs each spring and fall, is part of the company’s overarching Samsung Gives initiative, a platform that creates service opportunities for Samsung employees to connect to meaningful causes within their own communities.
“Samsung believes in being an active corporate citizen and is committed to giving back to the communities where our employees live and work,” said Gregory Lee, President and CEO, Samsung North America. “The Samsung Day of Service allows all employees to serve their communities, work in teams and offer help to causes in need—whether it be feeding the homeless, rebuilding communities or providing workplace training. We strive to encourage employees to be more proactive in their volunteering and through Day of Service grow a better understanding of causes they are passionate about within their communities.”
Since its inception in 2014, the Day of Service has provided over 80,000 hours of service to more than 60 local charities nationwide. This year alone, nearly 4,000 Samsung employees will join together in donating 16,000 hours of service to more than 50 non-profit organizations within their communities, including:
- Local Boys & Girls Club of America
- GrowNYC in New York
- After-School All-Stars in New Jersey
- Special Olympics Texas
Samsung Gives was built on the company’s dedication to help communities and focuses on programs that enhance health, education and sustainability opportunities. Many of the organizations Samsung partners with for Day of Service share this vision and provide an outlet for Samsung employees to impact change within their communities.
For more information on Samsung’s corporate citizenship initiatives, including Day of Service, visit news.samsung.com/us/category/corporate/social-responsibility.