News | December 16, 2016
Las Vegas Sands completed its worldwide volunteer effort to build 100,000 hygiene kits this year for Clean the World to help improve the health and well-being of populations in need. 35,000 kits were assembled on December 13 and 14 by Sands China Ltd. and will benefit Children’s International in the Philippines.
Sands China’s volunteer event is one of a series of hygiene kit builds at LVS’ properties in Macao, Singapore, Bethlehem and Las Vegas between July and December in 2016. The effort is part of LVS’s global corporate citizenship program, Sands Cares, and its ongoing partnership with Clean the World to support its mission of promoting good health and well-being around the globe through improved access to soap and hygiene education. This is the third consecutive year Las Vegas Sands has built hygiene kits for Clean the World, and the 2016 build events will bring the total number of hygiene kits created with Las Vegas Sands to 400,000.
“Our series of hygiene kit builds over the past three years have helped protect thousands of vulnerable people around the world from hygiene-related illnesses and death, while promoting a sense of well-being and dignity,” Ron Reese, Senior Vice President of Global Communications and Corporate Affairs, said. “It’s united our Team Members with volunteers in our local communities to support a truly remarkable mission.”
Each hygiene kit includes soap collected from Clean the World’s hospitality partners, including LVS properties around the world, and then recycled through Clean the World’s soap sterilization and re-manufacturing process. Other amenities in the kit include shampoo, conditioner, a toothbrush and toothpaste.
“Sands China is pleased to be working together with volunteers from the Macao community again this year on this worldwide initiative,” Winnie Wong, Vice President of Corporate Communications and Community Affairs for Venetian Macau Limited, said. “Our hotels have had great success working with Clean the World to recycle soaps for its important hygiene effort, and Sands China is glad to again be a part of this year’s global build with Las Vegas Sands.”
Eight local Macao community associations joined Sands China’s hygiene kit build at The Venetian Macao. Volunteers included the Association of Rehabilitation of Drug Abusers of Macao (ARTM), the Women’s General Association of Macau, Macau Special Olympics, Fuhong Society of Macau, Centro Pastoral da Areia Preta – Community Service, Centro de Dia da Ilha Verde, Richmond Fellowship of Macau, and the Salvation Army. The success of last year’s event is what brought one volunteer back to support this year’s build.
“I find that I’m happiest when I’m helping others, and I believe that building these hygiene kits for Clean the World is an important service to my fellow man,” said the volunteer. “Knowing that there are other volunteers around the world that have worked on this too – that gives it even more meaning, thinking about so many people working together on this.”