Ready, Set, Gold! combines the excitement of the Olympics, the importance of goal setting, and true American heroes—Olympians and Paralympians—to help children in mostly urban, Los Angeles-area schools combat childhood obesity and diabetes.
What began as a U.S. charity fundraising event in 2002 has evolved into a worldwide platform dedicated to helping children live smarter and healthier lives. With the support of our program partners, Samsung Hope for Children has provided more than $30 million to more than 500 U.S. schools and community organizations in the past 12 years.
On June 11, Samsung celebrated its annual Hope for Children Gala to improve the lives of children all across the U.S. The event was held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, with more than 700 guests in attendance, and raised $1.5 million for various children's health, education and sustainability programs.
Swizz Beatz teams up with the Bronx Charter School for the Arts to create unique artwork for the Samsung Hope for Children fundraiser in New York City.
In an effort to support the long rebuilding and recovery process from Superstorm Sandy, which hit landfall in late October 2012, Samsung donated over $3 million dollars to the American Red Cross.
Ready, Set, Gold! was recently recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) as a Commitment to Action, a concrete plan to address a major global challenge. Since CGI was founded in 2005, members have made more than 2,100 commitments, which have already improved the lives of nearly 400 million people in more than 180 countries.