Global Supplier Directory
Supplier Solutions
Whitepaper Library
Calendar of Events
Association Locator
Contents Pages
Market Research
Subscription Center

Daily News

Samsung, Circuit City Team Up for Charitable Program
Apr 5, 2004
 Printable format
 Email this Article

Ridgefield Park, NJ, U.S.-based Samsung Electronics America's Four Seasons of Hope, a national goodwill program benefiting children and families, and consumer electronics retailer Circuit City (Richmond, VA, U.S.) are teaming with baseball great Joe Torre to aid in the fight against domestic violence.

When consumers purchase Samsung products at Circuit City Superstores between April 4 and May 1, 2004, Samsung and Circuit City will donate money to the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation, whose mission is to develop educational programs that will help end the cycle of domestic violence and save lives.

The Circuit City/Joe Torre relationship is one part of Samsung's Four Seasons of Hope, a year-round giving program that brings together four of the world's greatest sports legends and their respective charities—golf's Arnold Palmer and the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Women and Children, football's Boomer Esiason and the Boomer Esiason Foundation, basketball's Magic Johnson and the Magic Johnson Foundation, and Joe Torre—for unique, retail programs that aim to improve the quality of life for children and their families who face major challenges. Rocker Jon Bon Jovi has also joined Samsung's Four Seasons of Hope as the official musician.

"Samsung is honored to team with Circuit City to help support the important work being carried out by the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation," said Peter Weedfald, senior vice president of strategic marketing and new media, Samsung Electronics America, Inc., in a press release. "We believe that Circuit City's customers will be enthusiastic about contributing to such an important cause and will be excited about the online sweepstakes. Joe is a world-class athlete and human being, and Samsung values our relationship with Joe and his foundation. Now with Circuit City in the mix, we have a major league win-win situation."

Kim Maguire, executive vice president, chief merchandising officer for Circuit City, added, "Domestic violence affects millions of Americans and we are proud to raise awareness of this social problem as well as offer help to victims as they create new lives for themselves."

Joe Torre himself is a survivor of domestic violence. It was as a result of his own personal experience that served as the impetus for him to establish the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation in 2002.

Back to Daily News


Daily News


Dec 22, 2014: Whirlpool headquarters improvements start a new phase

Dec 22, 2014: DOE's Building Technologies Office releases Roadmap for Emerging HVAC Technologies

Dec 22, 2014: Variable-speed circulation pump enables new Miele lab washers

Dec 22, 2014: The latest retail data breach: Staples

Dec 22, 2014: Consumer Spending Index is at its highest point of the year

More Daily News>>

RSS Feeds
Appliance Industry
Market Research


November 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight Annual Subscriptions
November 2014: U.S. Appliance Industry: Market Value, Life Expectancy & Replacement Picture 2014
October 2014: Portrait of the European Appliance Industry
September 2014: Appliance Industry Focus: HVAC

Contact Us | About Us | Subscriptions | Advertising | Home
UBM Canon © 2014  

Please visit these other UBM Canon sites

UBM Canon Corporate | Design News | Test & Measurement World | Packaging Digest | EDN | Qmed | Plastics Today | Powder Bulk Solids | Canon Trade Shows