Sands Cares is our global community engagement program that addresses our regions’ most pressing issues and needs. Through Sands Cares, we commit valuable funding, volunteerism and in-kind support to help our local communities thrive.
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Ensuring Regional Resilience
We work closely with our communities to create a thriving local environment by helping solve social problems and address disaster situations.
Developing the Local Hospitality Industry
We assist our communities in creating a flourishing regional hospitality industry through support for education at all levels, as well as programs that empower a strong and diverse workforce.
Preserving Local Culture and Identity
We invest in preserving, enhancing and promoting our local regions’ landmarks, assets and attractions to perpetuate its unique heritage and attract tourism to the area.
We strive to make our communities better places to live, work and visit by addressing our regions’ most pressing issues. More than just philanthropy, Sands Cares serves as a committed catalyst for engaging with the community to build programs that solve problems. One example is our Sands Cares Accelerator program.
We provide vital support to underserved populations in our local communities. Priorities include addressing youth homelessness in Las Vegas, while our Asian regions have been significant supporters of elderly and financially vulnerable populations. In addition, all properties place emphasis on supporting food relief organizations.
Disaster Preparedness and Relief
Sands Cares helps ensure our communities can adequately manage disasters before, during and after they occur. We have established several regional partnerships to address disaster situations, and annually host a global Team Member kit build with Clean the World, which provides thousands of hygiene kits for people impacted by disasters and other hardships.
Propelling Regional Tourism
We help promote regional tourism by creating a thriving local workforce that can support the region’s hospitality industry. Our priorities are to advance education at all levels, from K-12 through higher education, along with other efforts that empower a strong, diverse local workforce.
Each of our local regions supports educational initiatives that are priorities in their local communities, and all regions have partnerships at the university level to support higher education programs in hospitality and gaming to prepare tomorrow’s industry leaders.
We work to empower a strong and diverse workforce capable of fully capitalizing on the opportunities we are creating in our local regions. Primary goals are to ensure opportunities for all people, including investments in programs that develop job skills for people with disabilities and provide resources to diverse populations.
Local Culture and Identity
Preserving Cultural and Natural Heritage
We support our regions’ distinctive culture, traditions and celebrations with engagement in a variety of events and attractions. As one of Macao’s most dedicated companies, we have invested significantly in celebrating regional milestones, most recently the 20th anniversary of the Macao Special Administrative Region’s founding.
Sands for Singapore
Marina Bay Sands annually hosts the massive Sands for Singapore Charity Festival, a weeklong community initiative featuring 15 distinct outreach efforts as a community cultural celebration that raises millions for local charities.
Team Members in Action
A spirit of volunteerism is woven through the fabric of our company, with Team Members contributing thousands of volunteer hours each year. From food drives to painting houses, our Team Members tackle every project or program with dedication and pride.
The Adelson Awards
Sands Cares annually recognizes Team Members who demonstrate dedication to their local communities through the Sheldon G. and Dr. Miriam Adelson Citizenship Awards. Our Sands Cares Heroes of the Year are recognized for their outstanding volunteer work through Sands Cares, as well as their personal charities and causes.
Awards and Recognition
2019 Nevada Homeless Alliance Project Homeless Connect Corporate Sponsor of the Year
Association of Volunteers Social Service Macao 2019 Outstanding Corporate Volunteer Award
Marina Bay Sands
2019 Certificate of Recognition from AmCham CARES
2019 Enabling Employers Awards (EEA) Progressive Employer Award
Community Chest 2019 Charity Gold Award
Global CSR Summit and Awards, 2019 Best Country Award for
Overall CSR Excellence in Singapore
National Arts Council 2019 Patron of the Arts Award
Sands Cares in Action
Sands Cares Ambassadors pack storybooks and epidemic prevention material for COVID-19 relief efforts.
Among its many relief efforts for COVID-19, Sands Cares provided food and water donations to community organizations.
Sands Cares Ambassadors coordinate donations to the Macau Special Olympics for COVID-19 relief.
Formerly homeless youth perform an inspirational re-enactment at the Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit presented by Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth and Sands Cares.
Sands Cares Ambassadors cleaned homes as part of COVID-19 community relief in Macao.
Green Our Planet joined the Sands Cares Accelerator in 2020.
Marina Bay Sands participates in Singapore's Purple Parade to support people with special needs.