Samsung Austin Semiconductor is making spirits bright through giving

Posted on 12/17/2020 by Samsung Austin Semiconductor

Samsung Austin Semiconductor adopts 38 Manor ISD families in need

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things this year. Samsung Austin Semiconductor has pivoted and adapted to the challenges presented by the pandemic, much like the rest of the world, but one thing has remained the same: our commitment to the Austin community.

This holiday season, Samsung Austin Semiconductor adopted 38 Manor ISD families in need. Based on each family’s wishlist, Samsung Austin Semiconductor employees donated toys, hygiene products, space heaters, blankets and clothes—items that will help relieve stress and bring joy to the families in need.

“We’re incredibly thankful to the people at Samsung Austin Semiconductor for their kindness towards Manor ISD and our families this holiday season,” Kristen Turpin, school social worker at Manor ISD, said. “The selfless donations and holiday gifts help bring a smile to those most in need, and provide our Manor ISD children the greatest gift of all—the hope of a good education and bright future.”

This program began in 2004, but as needs have heightened within our community, more families were adopted this year. The families were selected by Manor ISD counselors and social workers at each campus, and the wishlists were shared with Samsung Austin Semiconductor.

Samsung Austin Semiconductor is American Heart Association's top fundraiser for 4th consecutive year

For the fourth consecutive year, Samsung Austin Semiconductor was the top corporate fundraiser for Austin’s Heart and Stroke Walk. Traditionally an in-person event, Austin’s Heart and Stroke Walk aims to bring awareness to heart disease and strokes, raise lifesaving funds, and honor survivors. Although this year’s event was virtual, the mission was still the same: to end heart disease and strokes.

Heart health took on a new meaning this year. According to the American Heart Association, almost half of COVID-19 hospitalizations are stroke survivors or those with heart disease. Samsung Austin Semiconductor employees came together and raised $101,468 dollars--outpacing the original goal of $75,0000!

“Thank you, Samsung Austin Semiconductor, for your outstanding fundraising efforts,” Joel Rice, executive director of the American Heart Association – Austin Area, said. “Because of you, we’re that much closer to ending heart disease. Thank you for saving lives!”

To thank all employees for their generous fundraising, Samsung Austin Semiconductor held a pre-walk ceremony, where the president and corporate vice president gave remarks and highlighted all employee efforts.

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