LAS VEGAS, Oct. 24, 2017
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, October 7, Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) completed the final leg of a series of volunteer events to create a total of 100,000 hygiene kits for social enterprise Clean the World in 2017. LVS' properties in Las Vegas hosted the final event in the series, after similar efforts were held at the company's properties in Macao, Singapore and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania between August and October 2017.
More than 1900 Las Vegas Sands team members and community volunteers participated in the Las Vegas Sands 2017 Global Hygiene Kit Build with Clean the World. Clean the World will distribute the assembled kits to service organizations working to aid vulnerable populations around the world. In the United States, the kits will go to organizations that work to provide relief, resources and support for the homeless, including through Fresh Start Mobile Showers, a traveling hygiene unit that provides showers, hygiene supplies and other support to the homeless in Southern Nevada, introduced by Las Vegas Sands and Clean the World on July 27.
"Building hygiene kits for Clean the World has united our team members around the world toward a common goal – to bring essential hygiene supplies to those in need. It's an incredible effort by our team members and communities, and one that we look forward to each year," said Ron Reese, senior vice president of global communications and corporate affairs at Las Vegas Sands. "It's gratifying to know that the discarded soap and other amenities from our properties are being recycled to support such an important cause."
After the completion of the 2017 build series, LVS properties will have created a total of 500,000 hygiene kits over the past four years to support Clean the World's mission to promote good health and well-being around the globe through improved access to soap and other hygiene products. LVS' build events also provide financial support to Clean the World – for each kit assembled, LVS contributes $1 to the Clean the World Foundation to accelerate its mission in two critical areas, ongoing hygiene education and disaster response.
"On behalf of Clean the World, we want to thank Las Vegas Sands and its team members, for once again showing their incredible spirit and commitment to both our mission and hygiene-vulnerable populations," said Shawn Seipler, founder and chief executive officer of Clean the World. "Because of their time and effort in the Las Vegas Sands 2017 Hygiene Kit Build series, Clean the World will be able to provide hygiene supplies to thousands of individuals and families to help to protect them from hygiene-related illnesses and offer then the dignity and well-being that comes from being clean."
LVS has partnered with Clean the World in its hygiene mission since 2011. In six years, Clean the World has recycled 240 tons of waste from LVS properties into more than 2.1 million bars of soap – material that otherwise would have gone to landfill. LVS' support of Clean the World is part of the company's global corporate giving program, Sands Cares. For more information about Sands Cares and key initiatives, please visit https://www.sands.com/sands-cares/our-commitment.html.
About Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) is the world's pre-eminent developer and operator of world-class Integrated Resorts that feature luxury hotels; best-in-class gaming; retail; dining and entertainment; Meetings, Incentives, Convention and Exhibition (MICE) facilities; and many other business and leisure amenities. We pioneered the MICE-driven Integrated Resort, a unique, industry-leading and extremely successful model that serves both the business and leisure tourism markets.
Our properties include The Venetian and The Palazzo resorts and Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Sands Bethlehem in Eastern Pennsylvania, and the iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Through majority ownership in Sands China Ltd., LVS owns a portfolio of properties on the Cotai Strip in Macao, including The Venetian Macao, The Plaza and Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Sands Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao, as well as the Sands Macao on the Macao Peninsula.
LVS is dedicated to being a good corporate citizen, anchored by the core tenets of delivering a great working environment for our more than 50,000 team members worldwide, driving impact through its Sands Cares corporate giving program and leading innovation with the company's award-winning Sands ECO360° global sustainability program. To learn more, please visit www.sands.com.
About Clean the World
Clean the World is a social enterprise dedicated to the mission of saving millions of lives around the world while simultaneously diverting hotel waste from landfills. Clean the World operates soap recycling centers in Orlando, Las Vegas and Hong Kong, and leads a "Global Hygiene Revolution" to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products from more than 5,000 hotel and resort partners to children and families in countries with a high pre-adolescent death rate due to acute respiratory infection (pneumonia) and diarrheal diseases (cholera) – which are two of the top killers of children under the age of five. Since 2009, more than 40 million bars of Clean the World soap have been distributed in 115 countries. In addition, the Clean the World Foundation provides hygiene kits to relief organizations throughout North America and over 5 million individuals have received soap and hygiene education through its programs. More information: CleanTheWorld.org.
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