Sands Cares, our global corporate citizenship program, was featured on Las Vegas Business Press earlier today. The article, written by Howard Stutz, focuses on the input that our Team Members have on our philanthropy efforts in Las Vegas, Singapore, Macao and Bethlehem.
In a letter outlining the company’s efforts, Las Vegas Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson said the idea behind the program is to have a positive effect in areas the company’s employees care about the most.
“Our team members around the world were also a driving force behind Sands Cares, devoting their time, effort and enthusiasm to a variety of causes and organizations,” Adelson said. “Our team members led by example. They volunteered their time.”
The story goes on to highlight some of our corporate partnerships, including Clean the World, UNLV, STREET Teens and Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY).
Last month, we proudly announced that we would be giving a $105,000 grant to STREET Teens and NPHY to provide increased educational resources and support to homeless youth in the Las Vegas area.
Ron Reese, Las Vegas Sands’ senior vice president of global communications and corporate affairs, said the newest donations show how the company has realigned its corporate giving structure to focus on local community efforts that might get overlooked.
“Education provides a foundation for all youth to overcome challenges, realize their goals and reach their highest potential,” Reese said. “It is essential to provide support, especially during the summer months, for our community’s most vulnerable youth to have access to educational resources as a path to a more secure future.”
Be sure to read the full article on Las Vegas Business Press: http://businesspress.vegas/gaming-hospitality/sands-lets-employees-help-steer-corporate-philanthropy