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.
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:
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.