BETHLEHEM, Pa., Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- This weekend, more than 200 volunteers gathered at Sands Bethlehem, a Bethlehem, Pa., casino and entertainment destination owned by Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS), to help assemble 10,000 hygiene kits for social enterprise Clean the World for the third year in a row. The kits, which are designed to address the significant global and domestic need for personal hygiene products to help people who lack access to basic amenities, will benefit 23 charitable organizations in the greater Lehigh Valley.
The volunteer event, which took place at the property, is one of a series of hygiene kit builds at LVS' properties in Macao, Singapore, Bethlehem and Las Vegas in 2017 as a part of Sands Bethlehem's global corporate citizenship program, Sands Cares. The program's goal is to support Clean the World's mission to promote good health and well-being around the globe through improved access to soap and hygiene education. This year's event brings the total number of hygiene kits created by Sands Bethlehem for Clean the World to 45,000.
"It is our pleasure to continue our partnership with Clean the World for the third consecutive year to help improve the health and well-being of our local community," said Brian Carr, president and chief operating officer of Sands Bethlehem. "This ongoing partnership has provided our community with valuable resources and has served as a unifying day of service for our team members that we look forward to each year."
In addition to the kit builds, LVS' funding also provides critical support for the Clean the World Foundation. For each kit produced, $1 goes to the Clean the World Foundation, with $100,000 in total funding generated from the global kit builds, helping to drive the Foundation's efforts in ongoing hygiene education and disaster response. Both efforts serve vulnerable populations around the world.
Each hygiene kit includes soap collected from Clean the World's hospitality partners, including Sands Bethlehem, which is recycled through Clean the World's soap sterilization and re-manufacturing process. Other amenities in the kit include shampoo, conditioner, a toothbrush and toothpaste. For more information about Sands Cares and key initiatives, please visit www.sandscares.sands.com.
About Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem opened May of 2009 in Eastern Pennsylvania. It is situated on the site of the historic Bethlehem Steel plant and located approximately 60 minutes from Philadelphia and the northern New Jersey suburbs and 90 minutes from New York City. Sands Bethlehem offers over 3,000 state-of the-art slot machines and over 200 table games including a 30-table poker room, as well as a 282-room hotel and over 12,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. Culinary offerings include three signature restaurants from celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse – Emeril's Chop House, Burgers And More by Emeril and his newest restaurant, Emeril's Fish House. The casino also features the brand new Italian-American Buddy V's Ristorante, Carnegie Deli, Chopstick Asian Cuisine, Steelworks Buffet and Grill, Croissanterie, Carlo's Bakery, and the varied offerings and cuisines of The Market Gourmet Express. It is also home to Coil bar and Molten lounge, which features live entertainment 7 nights a week. The Outlets at Sands Bethlehem launched at the property in November 2011. The Sands Bethlehem Event Center, which opened at the property in May 2012 and includes over 14,000 sq. ft. of flexible multipurpose space, accommodates meetings, conventions and a variety of entertainment events.
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