At Samsung Semiconductor, we created a simple way for employees to give back to the local community — the Donation Kiosk. All they have to do is tap the Kiosk with their employee ID card, and 1,000 won is deducted from their salary and donated to children and teenagers in need. The kiosks are placed near building entrances, making them accessible for employees to donate with a tap as they come and go through the doors. The first kiosks were available only on Hwaseong Campus. With the amount being small and donating so easy, employees were more than happy to take part and were soon asking for the Donation Kiosks to be available on other campuses as well. Thanks to the employees, the kiosks can now be found on all Samsung Semiconductor campuses in Korea.
This shows the power of what a simple 1,000 won can do. With the Donation Kiosks, a culture of giving spread organically throughout Samsung Semiconductor and created waves of the positive impact that reached local communities.
The Donation Kiosks that had generated
a wave of giving throughout Samsung
Semiconductor campuses were also a way for employees
to learn about the children and teenagers they were supporting.
On Giheong Campus, employees learned about Min-gi who has an intellectual disability through the kiosk displays. The Donation Kiosk screens on Hwaseong Campus told the stories of Shijin, a single mother raising four children alone, and young Yeseul who was the sole guardian of her two little brothers. Every month, new stories of the donation beneficiaries are being shared with employees through the kiosk displays, letting employees know how their donations are being used and what kind of impact their generosity has on the community.
Eo Jun, Samsung Semiconductor employee
Samsung Semiconductor employee
By seeing the stories on the kiosk displays, employees were
able to see the kind of impact their small
donations had on the children and were able to feel a connection with them. The stories also motivated more employees to donate and helped create an emotional bond among those who had participated in the campaign.
The Donation Kiosks at Samsung Semiconductor show how small
acts of kindness can bring big change.
It was the kiosks at Hwaseong Campus that sparked a culture of giving that spread organically through Samsung Semiconductor. We hope this culture continues to spread and goes beyond our campuses to reach as many people as possible.
I don’t know how to express my gratitude
for the kindness that you have all shown us. My son and I
are deeply touched by your incredible generosity and can only say that we are truly grateful. We will cherish the support you gave us.
One day, we received a touching hand-written letter from the local community. In the letter, a mother expressed her deepest gratitude for the donation made possible with the Donation Kiosks and promised to pass on the good deed by helping others around her. Her words were a reminder of what it means to give back to society. We saw that Donation Kiosks made donating easy which led to the creation of a culture of giving at Samsung Semiconductor. Starting with 4 Donation Kiosks on Hwaseong Campus in May 2020, We set up 3 on Giheung Campus, 1 on DSR Tower, 3 on Pyeongtaek Campus, 3 on Onyang Campus and 2 on Cheonan Campus.
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From January through December 2021, a total of 19,491 Samsung Semiconductor employees took part (not counting the taps made more than once by the same person), meaning 31.1% or 1 in 3 employees had contributed.
The funds raised through these kiosks are handed to local children’s centers, support the operation of social welfare institutions, or be used for treatment for children and adolescents with difficult family conditions by cooperating with the local government and NGO.
Word of the Hwaseong Campus Donation Kiosks spread quickly on the Samsung Semiconductor intranet. And with numerous requests for the kiosks on other campuses, they were soon made available on Giheung, Pyeongtaek, CheonanOnyang and DSR campuses. It all happened in less than a year of setting up the first Donation Kiosks in May 2020.
When deciding the beneficiaries, each campus turns to the local government for recommendations, and once decided they hand the funds to partner NGOs to be then given to the beneficiaries. To local communities, the Donation Kiosks are meaningful for the support they provide. To Samsung Semiconductor, the kiosks also stand for the employee-led culture of giving that grew organically across campuses.
In August and October of 2022, starting with China and the U.S. sites, respectively, we will expand the availability of our domestic donation kiosks to facilitate our employees to make donations to support their local communities. We hope this expansion will continue to spread the positive impact of donations of our employees.
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