News | March 9, 2018

International Women’s Day: Bethlehem

Las Vegas Sands remains committed to its 50,000 Team Members worldwide, from Las Vegas to Macao and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to Singapore.  The company provides Team Members with an outstanding work environment, strong benefits, a dedication to diversity, and extensive training and other opportunities to advance and thrive in the hospitality industry.  The company, its subsidiaries and affiliates adhere to an equal employment opportunity policy for all current and future Team Members, without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex, handicap, veteran’s status or status within any other protected group.

In honor of International Women’s Day, Las Vegas Sands has chosen to highlight female Team Members in all of the regions in which we operate that have initiated change in their communities and the workplace.  The company supports all its Team Members in their efforts to make their departments better and their efforts in volunteering in the community.

Myrna Fields, Executive Housekeeper

Myra implemented the first bi-annual Prom Dress Collection at Sands Bethlehem benefiting the YWCA of Bethlehem.  The property promoted the event to Team Members to donate old prom dresses, cocktail dresses, and bridesmaid’s dresses to the organization.  Racks were placed at all Team Member Entrances to hang up their donations, as well as laundry bins to collect shoes, handbags and various accessories.  Through this event, over 500 dresses were donated.  Sands Bethlehem then delivered the donations to the YWCA a month before their annual event, which is held in March to help girls in the Lehigh Valley make their Prom night memorable.  Each girl pays $10 to enter the venue, try on up to 10 dresses and at the end of the day, each girl goes home with 2 dresses, a handbag and shoes to compliment the dresses.

Penny Ditri, Manager Wardrobe

Penny developed the Tote Bag Program, taking old vinyl banners used throughout Sands Bethlehem and repurposed them into re-usable tote bags which are used by our Public Area Department (PAD).  These bags allowed for PAD to save over 20,000 single use plastic bags this year alone.  The tote bags are washable, sturdy and the Wardrobe Team can turn one banner into 4 to 5 tote bags in just about one hour.  Not only are the bags eco-friendly, but there is no cost and they are visually appealing on the PAD carts.