Since the creation of the SAM Charitable Gift Trust in 2012, SAM has donated approximately $125,000 to over 75 various charities. Charities include: All Stars Helping Kids Inc. aka Winning Play$, The Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC, Coalition for the Homeless, Inc., and Meals on Wheels to name a few.
2017 – SAM continued to support Winning Play$ – an organization that focuses on financial literacy for children, by sponsoring an event at the Paley Center for Media. The event, “Black Women, Feminism, & Empowerment,” featured a group of extraordinary panelists including Gloria Steinem, Carol Jenkins, and Angela Yee.
2016 – SAM supported the Coalition for the Homeless ArtWalk annual fundraiser by donating $8,200 to Coalition for the Homeless, the nation’s oldest advocacy and direct service organization that helps homeless women, men, and children by providing shelter, food, crisis services, job training and more.
2015 – SAM donated $10,000 to Winning Play$ to fund the building a specialized curriculum tailored to promote financial literacy with the Figure Skating of Harlem Ice-skating program.
2014 – We shifted our focus to financial literacy and began our partnership with Stacey Tisdale, founder and CEO of Winning Play$, a Life Skills and Financial Literacy program made available to high schools and other nonprofit organizations. In 2014, SAM donated $11,400 to various Winning Play$ initiatives and programs.
2013 – After such an amazing response from clients to the kickoff of our 2012 charitable campaign, we decided to take giving a step further and we launched the SAM “Support Your Cause” campaign whereby we set up “Gift 4 Giving” accounts for every client household credited with $50 to donate to a charity of their choice. We announced this campaign during our annual holiday mailing where we listed all the charities that received donations in 2012. A total of $12,200 was allocated to 72 charities during this campaign.
2012 – The banner year of the SAM Charitable Giving Campaign. In lieu of the traditional holiday gifts we decided as a firm to lend our support to the relief efforts of those devastated by Hurricane Sandy. We sent out an email to all clients announcing our desire to empower them to assist those in need by awarding them with $50 each to donate to a charity of their choice. A composite donation of $11,500 was allocated to over 75 various charities.
Today, SAM continues to partner with New York City’s Meals on Wheels programs which provides free home meal delivery to homebound elderly New York residents. Annually we donate a meal in the honor of the birthday of each of our valued clients.