News | October 10, 2018
Las Vegas Sands and long-time partner, Clean the World, have hosted hygiene kit builds every year since 2014. The first year, the large volunteer effort brought in a total of 100,000 hygiene kits for populations in need. The kit builds have expanded into a global event in the US, Macao, and Singapore and support the company’s active approach on community relief and disaster preparedness efforts through Sands Cares, the company’s global corporate giving and community engagement program.
“Each year, we look forward to coming together not only as a company, but as a larger community to bring awareness and help, whether it’s through access to a simple necessity such as soap or in-kind support,” said Ron Reese, senior vice president of global communications and corporate affairs at Las Vegas Sands. “We have a responsibility to all of the communities where our Integrated Resorts are located worldwide to ensure we are doing our part to help improve the way of life for all members of the community. Our continued partnership with Clean the World has allowed us to become ambassadors in hygiene education and most importantly, has shown us just how much of an impact our efforts make when we work together to find how our own resources and abilities can be of service to the issues that our community members are most vulnerable to.”
Hundreds of volunteers in Las Vegas, Bethlehem, PA, Singapore, and Macao gather together and form an assembly-line style to fill bags with recycled soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion or bath gel, a toothbrush, toothpaste, and an inspirational notecard. The community-wide event welcomes Team Members, families, and the beneficiaries to join in with live entertainment and raffle prizes. Las Vegas Sands properties host the event one day of the year and accomplish their build goals within just a few hours.
The American Red Cross of Southern Nevada partnered with Las Vegas Sands’ Las Vegas properties for their 2018 event to build 20,000 comfort kits and organized a company-wide blood drive. The comfort kits will be provided to victims of home fires or other disasters that might be left without basic hygiene needs. Beneficiaries for the hygiene kits include the homeless, military families, local charities, and families in need across the globe. The annual kit build events also provide financial support to Clean the World. For each kit assembled, Las Vegas Sands contributes $1 to the Clean the World Foundation to accelerate its mission in two critical areas: ongoing hygiene education and disaster response.