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Our Communities

We are dedicating to delivering positive impact in our regions by helping to maintain a high quality of life and improving the community's ability to respond to challenges.

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Priorities

As an extension of our company’s purpose to create positive impact through valuable business and leisure tourism generation, we work to ensure our regions are ideal places to live, work and visit. Our initiatives focus on the areas where we can have the greatest impact and help maximize the strengths of our local communities.

REGIONAL RESILIENCE
LOCAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
CULTURAL & NATURAL HERITAGE

Strategy

Beyond being a major economic contributor that spurs tourism, jobs and tax revenue to fund social programs, we invest in addressing key issues and initiatives that promote a thriving local community through Sands Cares, our community engagement program.
  • SHELTER , FOOD AND SERVICES
    UNDERSERVED POPULAT IONS
    Address region-specific social issues that promote quality of life and access to basic human needs
    HOMELESSNESS
    Be a catalyst for combatting the high rate of youth homelessness in the United States
    FOOD SECURITY
    Divert excess food supply and provide resources to alleviate hunger among disadvantaged people
  • DISASTER RELIEF AND PREPAREDNESS
    DISASTER RESPONSE
    Provide critical relief in disaster situations to minimize community impact
    CRISIS PREPAREDNESS
    Contribute resources and volunteer time to ready our local communities for times of crisis
  • CAPACITY BUILDING
    SME ADVANCEMENT
    Provide a platform for local business growth
    NONPROFIT IMPACT
    Help local nonprofits achieve greater service to the community
  • EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT
    HOSPITALITY ADVANCEMENT
    Support higher education and professional development initiatives for current and future hospitality professionals
    EDUCATIONAL AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
    Assist in creating a strong employee base by advancing learning and mentoring opportunities for students and rising leaders
  • LOCAL CULTURE AND ECOLOGY
    LOCAL ASSET PRESERVATION
    Invest in attractions, events and traditions that perpetuate the region’s unique culture, identity and heritage
    SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
    Preserve the local ecology through environmental education and advocacy, investment in conservation initiatives and support for nature cleanups and community gardens

Our Program: Sands Cares

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More than just philanthropy, Sands Cares manifests our dedication to working hand-in-hand with our communities to inspire positive impact. Through Sands Cares, we integrate financial giving, Team Member volunteerism and mentorship, in-kind support and community problem-solving to address the priorities we’ve identified in our communities.

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Building Resiliency

We work closely with our communities to create a thriving local environment by helping solve social problems and address crisis situations.

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Supporting Local Business Development

We assist our communities in creating a flourishing regional hospitality industry by supporting education, professional development and local business initiatives that can empower a strong and diverse workforce and build employment opportunities.

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Preserving Cultural and Natural Heritage

We invest in preserving, enhancing and promoting our local regions’ landmarks, attractions, and cultural and ecological assets to perpetuate their unique foundation and bring valuable tourism to the area.

Work

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We have identified a set of priority issues that are most important to our communities.

Learn more about work in these areas:

  • Shelter, Food and Services
  • Disaster Relief and Community Preparedness
  • Capacity Building
  • Education and Employment
  • Local Culture and Heritage
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Resources

Read more about our impact and access important tools and disclosures.

ESG Reports

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Corporate Giving Guidelines

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Request Support — Visit the Sands Cares corporate giving portal to submit a proposal

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Sands ECO360 Newsletters

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Environmental Responsibility Policy

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Assurance Statements

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GRI Indices

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CDP Responses

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