Oct. 12, 2022
Lance de la Rosa, Sam's Club's Chief Operating Officer
Community means something really special at Sam’s Club. It’s not an accident that service is one of our core values. It’s baked into our DNA and comes to life through our local club support and associate engagement within each community where we operate. Our goal is to make each community better because of the contributions of our business and our associates.
On October 11, we put the power our associates behind first companywide Day of Service at Sam’s Club. While our more than 100,000 associates make a difference with our members and their communities every day, this special day of service allowed our teams to come together in our shared purpose and mobilize in a powerful way.
And wow did they mobilize! From beach clean ups to street clean ups, soup kitchens to food banks, schools to senior centers, and everything in between, our associates were making a difference, no matter where they were! This special day gave associates the opportunity to volunteer together and to invite our members to join us by taking part in their own acts of service.
I’d like to share just a few of those highlights with you. And aside from words, you can see in the pictures how truly special these associates are to their community.
- Salt Lake City Clubs hosted seven events supporting groups like USANA Kids Eat, The Road Home, Tabitha’s Way Food Pantry, and Tiny Tim’s Toys Foundation.
- Houston Clubs from Market 15 joined forces to spend the day at the Houston Food Bank and finished with an associate appreciation luncheon.
- Clubs in Market 2 hosted a cleanup in Huntington Beach, California, while others spent the day revamping the Beech Avenue Elementary School library.
- In Secaucus Club 4774 was at the YMCA, and in Atlanta Club 8166 completed two back to back days of service at a senior living facility and a women and children’s shelter.
- Market 18 in Milwaukee also took part in two days of events supporting local food pantries.
- Associates from Market 36 in Orlando and Puerto Rico, despite still working to recover from recent hurricanes, came out strong and supported their local communities, too.
- And we can’t forget our local NWA Clubs and home office associates who had a strong showing at Samaritan House, as well as the NWA Food Bank, Horses for Healing, Tucker Elementary, and the East Mountain Cemetery.
And we aren’t done yet. While Oct. 11 is our official day, clubs have already been volunteering in their communities and will continue to do so in the coming weeks.
Our associates have shown us time and time again that they have a passion for doing good. This was epic, and I’m so proud we were able to do it all together as one 100,000-person team. #SamsDayofService #DoGoodBeGreat #SamsClub