Samsung Employees Service Local Communities Through Companywide Day of Service
Last Friday, Samsung Electronics America offices nationwide closed for the day so that all employees could participate in the bi-annual Day of Service. Nearly 4,000 employees donated 16,000 hours of service to more than 50 community non-profit organizations focused on enhancing health, education and sustainability, including:
- Local Boys & Girls Club of America
- GrowNYC in New York
- After-School All-Stars in New Jersey
- Special Olympics Texas
- Techbridge Girls in California
“Day of Service is an opportunity to come together in the way we serve our community,” said Gregory Lee, President and CEO, Samsung North America. “It’s a chance for Samsung employees to experience firsthand how non-profit organizations contribute to their local community and illustrates the commitment we make long term as a company to serve others in need.”
“It gives me honor to be part of a company that gives back and to be part of this experience; it’s very rewarding,” said Oanh Nguy, Quality Assurance Engineer, Samsung Electronics America.
Many of the organizations Samsung parters with during the Day of Service share the same passion for community. Brooklyn’s GrowNYC, a sustainability resource for New Yorkers providing free tools and service to improve the city and environment, benefits exponentially from the service hours of Samsung employees.
“It gives me honor to be part of a company that gives back and to be part of this experience; it’s very rewarding.”
Oanh Nguy, Quality Assurance Engineer, Samsung Electronics America.
“It’s amazing the amount of work that 20 volunteers can do in five hours,” said Gerard Lordah, Director, Greening Program, GrowNYC. “It would take the community five months to do the same.”
The non-profits are not the only ones to benefit from a day solely based on giving back—employees find pride in the time and work they are able to provide. Whether they participated in after-school activities, provided career workshop training, planted resources for city residents or assisted the disabled, it was a rewarding experience for all.
“It’s these one-on-one moments that I find to be the most rewarding,” said Joe Stinziano, Executive Vice President, Consumer Electronics & Enterprise IT, Samsung Electronics America. “The impact Samsung has through the Day of Service is incredible.”
“I feel great being out here with my coworkers, all pitching in together trying to accomplish something for our community,” commented Scott Messina, Sr. Product Manager, Customer Care, Samsung Electronics America.
One of Samsung’s core tenets is being an active corporate citizen. As such, the organization is committed to giving back to the communities where employees work and live. Day of Service stems from the Samsung Gives initiative, which creates service opportunities for employees to connect to meaningful causes within their own communities. Since its inception in 2014, Day of Service has provided over 96,000 hours of service to more than 60 local charities nationwide. The next Day of Service is scheduled for fall 2017.