At Samsung’s Digital Playground In NYC, Employees Team Up to Support Local Arts Charity for Kids on Day of Service

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At Samsung’s Digital Playground In NYC, Employees Team Up to Support Local Arts Charity for Kids on Day of Service

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 11:30am

CONTENT: Press Release

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May 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- AT SAMSUNG’S DIGITAL PLAYGROUND IN NYC, EMPLOYEES TEAM UP TO SUPPORT LOCAL ARTS CHARITY FOR KIDS ON DAY OF SERVICE

WHAT: At Samsung 837, the company’s brand new experiential center in the heart of the Meatpacking District, employees will take part in an Art Prep Party supporting Free Arts NYC. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to providing underserved children and families with educational arts and mentoring programs to help them build self-confidence and resiliency. Employees will be making cut-outs and other art supplies for kids to use.

Supporting local charities is also part of the mission at Samsung 837. The digital playground connecting technology and culture opened earlier this year. Vice President and General Manager Zach Overton plans to participate in this Day of Service activity and be on-hand to answer questions about his experience being part of Day of Service as well as Samsung 837.

The occasion marks the company’s fourth semiannual Day of Service. 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; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE: Samsung 837, Second Floor, 837 Washington Street, New York, NY

WHO: Available for Interviews:
Zach Overton, Vice President and General Manager of Samsung 837
Michelle Froah, Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Samsung 837
Kim Picarillo, Free Arts Day Program Manager at Free Arts NYC
Chelsea Donahue, Free Arts Day Program Manager at Free Arts NYC

ASSETS: Photos and video available at http://www.samsung.com/us/news/

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

About Samsung Electronics North America
Samsung Electronics North America (NAHQ), based in Ridgefield Park, NJ, is an arm of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The company markets a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics, information systems, and home appliance products, as well as oversees all of Samsung’s North American brand management including Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. As a result of its commitment to innovation and unique design, Samsung is one of the most decorated brands in the electronics industry. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com and for the latest Samsung news, please visit news.samsung.com/us and follow on Twitter @SamsungNewsUS

Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | Samsung

CONTENT: Press Release

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