News | February 5, 2018
Marina Bay Sands Team Members volunteered to join 12 beneficiaries from Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN) Centre for Adults to purchase much needed groceries for 60 financially vulnerable families for the holiday season. The beneficiaries paired up with Team Members who provided guidance as they shopped for the groceries at the Giant Hypermarket at Tampines.
Centre for Adults is a sheltered workshop for graduated APSN students which provides training and prepares beneficiaries for open employment. This activity was an important learning experience for the beneficiaries who rarely get the opportunity to venture out of the center. Team Members purchased groceries with cash vouchers contributed by Team Members via the Service Anniversary initiative, an initiative where MBS provides shopping vouchers to Team Members upon the completion of their one year anniversary with the company. While some volunteers headed to personally deliver the items to the homes of 20 families, the rest of the group proceeded to APSN Centre for Adults to present the groceries to the 40 clients at the center.
Through Sands for Singapore, an initiative of Sands Cares, Las Vegas Sands’ corporate giving program, Team Members are encouraged to contribute to the regions in which the company operates, transforming their communities that help raise the standard of living.