News | March 24, 2017
A group of 40 Sands China Care Ambassadors volunteered their time in February at Macau Holy House of Mercy’s Welfare Shop, helping distribute over 350 food hampers to disadvantaged families, sending them New Year’s blessings for the Year of the Rooster. The event marks the fifth consecutive year of Sands China Ltd.’s support, which also included a donation of MOP 300,000 presented by Sands China President Dr. Wilfred Wong to help needy families facing financial hardships. The food hampers contained items like rice, noodles, biscuits, canned food, cooking oil, toothpaste, and shower gel.
Several thousand households from disadvantaged neighborhoods have received food and essentials through the Welfare Shop’s monthly distribution since it was launched in 2013 to help provide relief against the rising cost of living in the region. Sands China has been a major sponsor, contributing a total of MOP 1.4 million since 2013, enough to provide nearly 1,500 food hampers to local families.
Under the umbrella of Sands Cares, the Sands China Care Ambassador program aims to give Sands China employees an opportunity to serve the local community by organizing community activities and initiatives that work toward creating a better Macao. With a current membership of more than 1,500 volunteers from across all Sands China properties, the Ambassadors have contributed more than 10,000 hours of voluntary community service in over 100 activities since the program was founded in 2009. Sands China considers initiatives like its support of Macau Holy House of Mercy’s Welfare Shop as central to its commitment toward social causes and community involvement.
In each of our communities, we focus on partnerships that promote the community’s livability by strengthening opportunities and improving the region’s overall foundation by solving chronic issues such as homelessness and hunger. Las Vegas Sands remains dedicated to contributing to the regions we serve, transforming local communities and building a higher standard of living.