LAS VEGAS, Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) completed part of its worldwide volunteer effort last Saturday, October 1 to build 100,000 hygiene kits this year for social enterprise Clean the World to help improve the health and well-being of populations in need. Kits assembled last Saturday by volunteers at The Venetian Las Vegas will benefit a number of non-profit organizations in Las Vegas serving homeless populations in the area as well as military families.
The volunteer event in Las Vegas at The Venetian is one of a series of hygiene kit builds at LVS' properties in Macao, Singapore, Bethlehem and Las Vegas between July and December in 2016. The effort is part of LVS's global corporate citizenship program, Sands Cares, and its ongoing partnership with Clean the World to support its mission of promoting good health and well-being around the globe through improved access to soap and hygiene education. This is the third consecutive year Las Vegas Sands has built hygiene kits for Clean the World, and the 2016 build events will bring the total number of hygiene kits created with Las Vegas Sands to nearly 500,000.
"Our series of hygiene kit builds over the past three years have helped protect thousands of vulnerable people around the world from hygiene-related illnesses and death, while promoting a sense of well-being and dignity," said Ron Reese, senior vice president of global communications and corporate affairs at Las Vegas Sands. "It's united our team members with volunteers in our local communities to support a truly remarkable mission."
The annual Las Vegas Sands Global Hygiene Kit Build is one component of the company's long-term support of Clean the World. Since 2011, LVS and Clean the World have recycled more than 190 tons of waste from LVS properties into more than 1.8 million bars of soap. In 2014, LVS announced an unprecedented $1 million donation to Clean the World, helping the organization to double its production of recycled soap and expand service into new areas.
"Las Vegas Sands has been an incredible partner for Clean the World, and the annual hygiene kit build shows the deep commitment the company and its team members make to our mission," said Shawn Seipler, founder and CEO of Clean the World. "We're so grateful to the company and community volunteers for the generous gifts of their time, enthusiasm and hard work to help those in need."
Each hygiene kit includes soap collected from Clean the World's hospitality partners, including LVS properties around the world, and then recycled through Clean the World's soap sterilization and re-manufacturing process. Other amenities in the kit include shampoo, conditioner, a toothbrush and toothpaste.
LVS' partnership with Clean the World is part of the company's global corporate citizenship program, Sands Cares. Announced in April 2014, Sands Cares manifests the company's core corporate social responsibility focus: supporting people in the company and the hospitality industry, making local communities where LVS operates a better place to live and reducing environmental impact on the planet. Sands Cares provides a cohesive approach to corporate and property-level giving and support in local communities where LVS operates to address the most pressing issues. For more information about Sands Cares and key initiatives, please visit www.sandscares.sands.com.
About Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) is the world's leading developer and operator of Integrated Resorts. Our collection of Integrated Resorts in Asia and the United States feature state-of-the-art convention and exhibition facilities, premium accommodations, world-class gaming and entertainment, destination retail and dining including celebrity chef restaurants and many other amenities.
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 more than 50,000 employees worldwide, driving impact through its Sands Cares corporate citizenship 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 4,000 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 30 million bars of Clean the World soap have been distributed in 100 countries. Through its "ONE Project," Clean the World provides hygiene kits to relief organizations throughout North America. More information: CleanTheWorld.org.
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