11.20.20 / Communities (COVID-19)

Team Samsung Sleeps Out to Help Address Youth Homelessness

Talking Points

  • Samsung continues to raise funds and awareness for youth homeless by participating in Covenant House New Jersey’s Executive Sleep Out for the fifth time.
  • This year, 24 leaders from across the company and the country participated in the virtual Sleep Out Event, raising over $197,000.
  • Before spending the night in their backyard, balcony or porch, leaders heard from Covenant House youth and staff through an inspiring virtual event.

For the fifth time, members of the Samsung Electronics America leadership team have participated in Covenant House New Jersey’s Executive Sleep Out Event. Raising money and awareness to end youth homelessness, this event has become an infamous experience for participating members of the executive team—with interest in the event growing year after year.

With the event shifting virtually in response to COVID-19, this year Team Samsung expanded to 24 leaders from across the company – and the country – who volunteered to support the cause. All participated in the event from their homes, joining a live kick-off with Covenant House youth and staff before spending the night outside in their backyard, balcony or porch.

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Collectively, Team Samsung, who was the number one team in raising funds, generated $197,255 to help Covenant House New Jersey continue caring for the more than 3,000 homeless kids that come to their facility each year seeking shelter, safety and support.

“Samsung has been such a part of the fabric of our growth and your commitment keeps on coming,” said Jim White, Executive Director of Covenant House New Jersey. “You don’t even know the impact you have had in our community. Samsung is a huge company and you are going to inspire so many other companies to support us. On behalf of the thousands of kids we are going to serve, thanks to your contributions, thank you.”

Members of Team Samsung shared their Sleep Out experience. Check out their photos:

  • James Fishler-2020 CH sleepout (2)
    James Fishler-2020 CH sleepout (2)
  • Jason Chung-2020 CH Sleepout
    Jason Chung-2020 CH Sleepout
  • Jeffrey Stowell-2020 CH Sleepout
    Jeffrey Stowell-2020 CH Sleepout
  • John Curtis-2020 CH Sleepout
    John Curtis-2020 CH Sleepout
  • Joseph Stinziano-2020 CH Sleepout
    Joseph Stinziano-2020 CH Sleepout
  • Mike Giordano-2020 CH sleepout
    Mike Giordano-2020 CH sleepout
  • Nick Di Ponzio-2020 CH Sleepout
    Nick Di Ponzio-2020 CH Sleepout
  • Ramon Gregory-2020 CH Sleepout
    Ramon Gregory-2020 CH Sleepout
  • YH Eom-2020 CH Sleepout
    YH Eom-2020 CH Sleepout
  • Sung In Cho-2020 CH Sleepout
    Sung In Cho-2020 CH Sleepout
  • Phil Cohn-2020 CH Sleepout
    Phil Cohn-2020 CH Sleepout
  • Wanda Young-2020 CH Sleepout
    Wanda Young-2020 CH Sleepout
  • Jim Kiczek-2020 CH Sleepout
    Jim Kiczek-2020 CH Sleepout
  • Steve Kim-2020 CH Sleepout
    Steve Kim-2020 CH Sleepout
  • Stephen Choi-2020 CH Sleepout
    Stephen Choi-2020 CH Sleepout
  • Lyle Nyffeler-2020 CH Sleepout
    Lyle Nyffeler-2020 CH Sleepout
  • Leigh Nager-2020 CH Sleepout
    Leigh Nager-2020 CH Sleepout
  • KB Choi-2020 CH Sleepout
    KB Choi-2020 CH Sleepout
  • Jamal Haughton-2020 CH sleepout (1)
    Jamal Haughton-2020 CH sleepout (1)
  • Grace Dolan-2020 CH Sleepout
    Grace Dolan-2020 CH Sleepout
  • Bill Lee-2020 CH Sleepout
    Bill Lee-2020 CH Sleepout
  • James Fishler-2020 CH sleepout (2)
  • Jason Chung-2020 CH Sleepout
  • Jeffrey Stowell-2020 CH Sleepout
  • John Curtis-2020 CH Sleepout
  • Joseph Stinziano-2020 CH Sleepout
  • Mike Giordano-2020 CH sleepout
  • Nick Di Ponzio-2020 CH Sleepout
  • Ramon Gregory-2020 CH Sleepout
  • YH Eom-2020 CH Sleepout
  • Sung In Cho-2020 CH Sleepout
  • Phil Cohn-2020 CH Sleepout
  • Wanda Young-2020 CH Sleepout
  • Jim Kiczek-2020 CH Sleepout
  • Steve Kim-2020 CH Sleepout
  • Stephen Choi-2020 CH Sleepout
  • Lyle Nyffeler-2020 CH Sleepout
  • Leigh Nager-2020 CH Sleepout
  • KB Choi-2020 CH Sleepout
  • Jamal Haughton-2020 CH sleepout (1)
  • Grace Dolan-2020 CH Sleepout
  • Bill Lee-2020 CH Sleepout
  • James Fishler, New York
  • Jason Chung, Texas
  • Jeffrey Stowell and his family, South Carolina
  • John Curtis, New Jersey
  • Joseph Stinziano, New Jersey
  • Mike Giordano, New Jersey
  • Nick Di Ponzio and his family, New Jersey
  • Ramon Gregory, Ohio
  • YH Eom, New Jersey
  • Sung In Cho, New Jersey
  • Phil Cohn, New Jersey
  • Wanda Young, New York
  • Jim Kiczek, New Jersey
  • Steve Kim and his family, New Jersey
  • Stephen Choi, California
  • Lyle Nyffeler, Kansas
  • Leigh Nager, Texas
  • KB Choi and his family, New Jersey
  • Jamal Haughton and his family, New Jersey
  • Grace Dolan and her family
  • Bill Lee (not shown) and his Samsung Laptop, New York

At Samsung, we are proud to support our employees as they work to make a difference through community service, with employees across the country already donating over 1,000 hours of service to a diverse group of nonprofit partners this year. The few hours these 24 executives spent in the cold has not only continued an important tradition for our company, but will go a long way to benefit those who face the harsh reality of homelessness each night.

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