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.
LOCAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
CULTURAL & NATURAL HERITAGE
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
Be a catalyst for combatting the high rate of youth homelessness in the United States
Divert excess food supply and provide resources to alleviate hunger among disadvantaged people
DISASTER RELIEF AND PREPAREDNESS
Provide critical relief in disaster situations to minimize community impact
Contribute resources and volunteer time to ready our local communities for times of crisis
Provide a platform for local business growth
Help local nonprofits achieve greater service to the community
EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT
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
Preserve the local ecology through environmental education and advocacy, investment in conservation initiatives and support for nature cleanups and community gardens
Make regions strong
Our Program: Sands Cares
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.
We work closely with our communities to create a thriving local environment by helping solve social problems and address crisis situations.
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.
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.
We have identified a set of priority issues that are most important to our communities.