News | October 15, 2014

Las Vegas Team Members Create "Healing Garden" at The Shade Tree

This past weekend, team members from The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo volunteered their time by joining the IMEX Challenge prior to the start of the IMEX America Trade show taking place at the Sands Expo from October 14-16. The IMEX Challenge is a humanitarian initiative for the meetings industry with the goal of making a positive impact on the lives of others, particularly children. With this year’s challenge taking place in Las Vegas, our team members set out to create and renovate the Healing Garden and children’s play area at The Shade Tree shelter for homeless and abused women, their children and pets. Our team members, including President and COO of The Venetian & The Palazzo John Caparella, spent Saturday afternoon creating a beautiful landscape that will be used as a safe haven for the women and children in the Las Vegas area that need it most. We are proud to support The Shade Tree through our charitable arm, Sands Cares. To learn more about The Shade Tree shelter and to find out ways you can help, please visit