Samuel Staten, Sr. Charitable Trust…
Giving Back to Our Community – Since 1999


The Samuel Staten, Sr. Charitable Trust raises funds to assist charitable organizations that provide services to the needy in the five county area of Philadelphia.

The Samuel Staten, Sr. Charitable Trust (formerly Laborers’ District Council Charity Fund of the Metropolitan area of Philadelphia and Vicinity) has been helping members and their families and the community enjoy a better standard of living by providing jobs and benefits since their charter in 1937.

The Samuel Staten, Sr. Charitable Trust believes in the principles that unionism was founded on: a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work, and worker’s rights. The Trust also believes that next-generation unionism must vigorously pursue workers’ rights based on management and union cooperation and the advancement of member education.

View video for 2014 Annual Golf outing

View video for 2013 Annual Golf outing

Samuel Staten, Sr., TrusteeWe chose our charities based on how they relate to our members. We have given to charities that research disease, educate youth, teach life values, provide a safe haven to disadvantaged children and much more. Our events continue to be magnificent successes. The longevity of the golf event and the funds we have raised for various charities prove that organized labor can truly make a difference in the community.

— Samuel Staten, Sr., Trustee
1935 - 2016, Vision, Leadership, Humanitarianism

The Samuel Staten, Sr. Charitable Trust has raised TWO MILLION DOLLARS
for local charities in the 17 years since its inception in 1999.