05.12.16 / Communities

[Media Alert] Samsung Employees Invite Family Members to Help Make a Difference on Day of Service

WHAT: For the first time ever, Samsung employees have invited their family members to participate in the company’s fourth semiannual Day of Service. We believe having our families with us will make the day an even brighter experience for everyone.

With fabric, glue and a whole lot of imagination, Samsung employees and their kids will create one-of-a-kind costumes for Only Make Believe, a nonprofit organization of volunteer actors who put on interactive theater programs for special needs children. Our President and CEO Gregory Lee plans to attend this session.

Also at the company’s headquarters, employees and their family members will make emergency supply kits in support of the Pillow Case Project, created by American Red Cross to increase awareness about natural disaster preparedness and safety for kids. Our Senior Vice President of Customer Service Michael Lawder plans to attend this session.

Across the country, more than 4,000 Samsung employees are donating approximately 16,000 hours of service to more than 50 organizations. Since Samsung’s first Day of Service in October 2014, our employees have donated a total of more than 45,000 hours of service to 65 organizations nationwide.

At Samsung, we believe in being an active corporate citizen, investing in the communities where we work and live. Our employees power our drive to make the world a better place. During our semiannual Day of Service, our offices across the country – from New Jersey to California – close and our employees spend time supporting local and national charities and organizations.

WHEN: Friday, May 13, 2016 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Samsung Electronics America headquarters (85 Challenger Road, Ridgefield Park, NJ)

WHO:  Available for Interviews:

  • Michael Lawder, Senior Vice President of Customer Care (Red Cross)
  • Ann Woo, Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship at Samsung Electronics America (both events)
  • Maricha Miles, Executive Director of Only Make Believe
  • Jessica Abend, New Jersey Region Volunteer Manager at American Red Cross

ASSETS: Photos and video available at http://news.samsung.com/us/2016/05/14/media-assets-2016-day-service-new-jersey/ .

RSVP: If you are interested in covering our Day of Service, please contact:

Amanda Staab
Samsung Electronics America
201.310.6698
amanda.staab@sea.samsung.com

Alexa Hershy
Allison+Partners
646-428-0667
SamsungDoS@allisonpr.com

Media Assets – 2016 Day of Service (New Jersey)

Samsung employees brought their kids along with them to make costumes for future productions by Only Make Believe, a nonprofit organization of volunteer actors dedicated to providing interactive theater programs for special needs children, after watching the actors perform on Samsung Day of Service Friday, May 13.
Samsung employees brought their kids along with them to make costumes for future productions by Only Make Believe, a nonprofit organization of volunteer actors dedicated to providing interactive theater programs for special needs children, after watching the actors perform on Samsung Day of Service Friday, May 13.
Samsung employees brought their kids along with them to make costumes for future productions by Only Make Believe, a nonprofit organization of volunteer actors dedicated to providing interactive theater programs for special needs children, after watching the actors perform on Samsung Day of Service Friday, May 13.
Samsung employees brought their kids along with them to make costumes for future productions by Only Make Believe, a nonprofit organization of volunteer actors dedicated to providing interactive theater programs for special needs children, after watching the actors perform on Samsung Day of Service Friday, May 13.
Samsung employees brought their kids along with them to make costumes and props for future productions by Only Make Believe, a nonprofit organization of volunteer actors dedicated to providing interactive theater programs for special needs children, on Samsung Day of Service Friday, May 13.
Samsung employees brought their kids along with them to make costumes and props for future productions by Only Make Believe, a nonprofit organization of volunteer actors dedicated to providing interactive theater programs for special needs children, on Samsung Day of Service Friday, May 13.
Samsung employees brought their kids along with them to make costumes and props for future productions by Only Make Believe, a nonprofit organization of volunteer actors dedicated to providing interactive theater programs for special needs children, on Samsung Day of Service Friday, May 13.
Samsung employees brought their kids along with them to make costumes and props for future productions by Only Make Believe, a nonprofit organization of volunteer actors dedicated to providing interactive theater programs for special needs children, on Samsung Day of Service Friday, May 13.
Samsung employees brought their kids along with them to make costumes and props for future productions by Only Make Believe, a nonprofit organization of volunteer actors dedicated to providing interactive theater programs for special needs children, on Samsung Day of Service Friday, May 13.
Samsung employees brought their kids along with them to make costumes and props for future productions by Only Make Believe, a nonprofit organization of volunteer actors dedicated to providing interactive theater programs for special needs children, on Samsung Day of Service Friday, May 13.
Samsung employees brought their kids along with them to make costumes and props for future productions by Only Make Believe, a nonprofit organization of volunteer actors dedicated to providing interactive theater programs for special needs children, on Samsung Day of Service Friday, May 13.
Samsung employees brought their kids along with them to make costumes and props for future productions by Only Make Believe, a nonprofit organization of volunteer actors dedicated to providing interactive theater programs for special needs children, on Samsung Day of Service Friday, May 13.
Samsung employees brought their kids along with them to make costumes and props for future productions by Only Make Believe, a nonprofit organization of volunteer actors dedicated to providing interactive theater programs for special needs children, on Samsung Day of Service Friday, May 13.
Samsung employees brought their kids along with them to make costumes and props for future productions by Only Make Believe, a nonprofit organization of volunteer actors dedicated to providing interactive theater programs for special needs children, on Samsung Day of Service Friday, May 13.
Samsung employees and their family members make emergency supply kits in support of the Pillow Case Project, created by American Red Cross to increase awareness about natural disaster preparedness and safety for kids, during the fourth semiannual Samsung Day of Service on Friday, May 13.
Samsung employees and their family members make emergency supply kits in support of the Pillow Case Project, created by American Red Cross to increase awareness about natural disaster preparedness and safety for kids, during the fourth semiannual Samsung Day of Service on Friday, May 13.

 

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