Day of Service Initiative: Samsung US Employees Volunteer for a Day
Article by George Norman
On 07 Oct 2014
For more than a decade, Samsung has been involved in charity work across the US. For over a decade, the company has been giving back to local communities via social contribution programs such as Smart School, Tech Institute, or Nanum Village.

This October, Samsung showed once again that it cares. On October 2, the company held the “Day of Service” initiative – it closed its US offices for the day and allowed its employees to volunteer and help the community.

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Samsung US believes it is quite important to give back to the community. As part of its commitment to give back, it has been involved in various social contribution programs for the past decade. And as part of its annual global volunteer month, Samsung held the “Day of Service” initiative earlier this month.

Day of Service was held on Thursday, October 2, 2014. On this day Samsung Electronics North America officially closed its offices – it gave its employees the day off so that they could focus on giving back to the community. They volunteered at more than 25 health, education, and environmental non-profit organizations across the US. They took part in all sorts of helpful activities, from assisting in classrooms to cleaning up local waterways and serving food in soup kitchens

Tim Baxter, Samsung Electronics America President, helped teach a first grade class.



Reid Sullivan, Samsung Electronics America Senior Vice President of e-Commerce, helped clean up the Hackensack River in New Jersey.



Sonjirey Murriell, Samsung Sales Operations Analyst, served lunch to guests at Eva’s Village shelter for the homeless.



“While Samsung may be in the business of technology, the company’s employees are driven by their passion to make the world a better place, and Samsung is thrilled to help provide its North American workforce that opportunity. Samsung will continue to give back to local communities, and we will continue to share such heartwarming stories,” said Samsung Tomorrow, Samsung’s official global blog.

Since it is a member of the Annual Disaster Giving Program, Samsung Samsung donated 2,000 disaster comfort kits. The Red Cross will use them to help those impacted by disasters.

“We are impressed by Samsung’s commitment to volunteerism, encouraging their employees to take time during their normal workday to assemble these disaster kits. We are proud to work together with a company that is dedicated to helping create safer and more resilient communities,” said Mathieu Nelessen, regional CEO of the American Red Cross North Jersey Region.




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