MACAO, Dec. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Team members from Sands China Ltd. got together with volunteers from two local community groups at The Venetian® Macao Thursday, where they built 20,000 hygiene kits for Clean the World, an international social enterprise that provides hygiene supplies essential for good health to populations in need around the globe, helping prevent the spread of disease.
The hygiene kit build is an annual worldwide volunteer effort of Sands China’s parent company, Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS); in 2014, Sands China was the first integrated operator to launch such an event in Macao. The initiative helps Clean the World distribute emergency response hygiene kits to assist with on-the-ground, immediate needs in times of crisis and disaster. To date, Sands China and its community partners have assembled a total of 300,000 kits over eight consecutive years.
“The longevity of our eight-year partnership with Clean the World speaks to both its value and its success,” said Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd. “As a socially responsible corporation, Sands China considers it our duty to continue making positive contributions to our community and beyond. We are grateful for the volunteers from among our team members and the local community for their time and energy in preparing these hygiene kits, and thank Clean the World for the work they do to safeguard health around the world.”
This year’s 20,000 hygiene kits were assembled at Cotai Expo on Dec. 16 by a group of around 150 volunteers from Sands China, the University of Saint Joseph and the Macao Gaming Industry Employees Mutual Support Group.
The assembled kits will go to global charity Children International, who will distribute them to families in need in the Philippines, providing hygiene supplies that are essential in times of crisis.
The hygiene kits contain soap that has been collected from hotels at Sands China’s integrated resorts and recycled through Clean the World’s soap sterilization and remanufacturing process. They also contain a pack of facemasks and an encouraging message from Sands China and Clean the World.
And as with last year’s hygiene kit build, Sands China took additional hygiene precautions to ensure safety in a pandemic environment, including doing temperature checks and providing hand sanitizers and disposable gloves for the volunteers.
Shawn Seipler, founder and chief executive officer of Clean the World, said: “We are honoured to partner with Sands China for the 8th consecutive year of assembling hygiene kits for individuals in need. The many ways that Sands China has invested in their community is truly commendable. This year their team will assemble 20,000 hygiene kits and provide 80,000 bars of soap to Children International. During this time when good hygiene is critical, handwashing with soap remains the most cost-effective way of preventing the spread of COVID-19 and other hygiene-related illnesses.”
Sands China’s support of Clean the World is part of Sands Cares, the global corporate citizenship programme of Las Vegas Sands Corp.
About Sands China Ltd.
Sands China Ltd. (Sands China or the Company) is incorporated in the Cayman Islands with limited liability and is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx: 1928). Sands China is the largest operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The Company’s integrated resorts on the Cotai Strip comprise The Venetian® Macao, The Plaza® Macao, The Parisian Macao and The Londoner® Macao. The Company also owns and operates Sands® Macao on the Macao peninsula. The Company’s portfolio features a diversified mix of leisure and business attractions and transportation operations, including large meeting and convention facilities; a wide range of restaurants; shopping malls; world-class entertainment at the Cotai Arena, The Venetian Theatre, The Parisian Theatre, the Londoner Theatre and the Sands Theatre; and a high-speed Cotai Water Jet ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. The Company’s Cotai Strip portfolio has the goal of contributing to Macao’s transformation into a world centre of tourism and leisure. Sands China is a subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).
For more information, please visit www.sandschina.com.
A firm believer in the importance of corporate social responsibility, Sands China Ltd. engages with the local Macao community as a part of Sands Cares – the charitable giving programme of parent company Las Vegas Sands Corp. Sands Cares integrates the company’s philanthropic work worldwide in four key areas: financial giving, community problem solving and collaboration, in-kind donations, and team member volunteerism.
Key areas of Sands Cares in Macao include the Sands Cares Ambassador programme for volunteering in the local community; charitable contributions to NGOs and community organisations; and sponsorship of community events.
For more information, please visit www.sands.com/sands-cares/
About Clean the World
Clean the World is a social enterprise dedicated to WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) and sustainability. It operates soap recycling centers and offices in Orlando, Montreal, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Washington DC, and Punta Cana and leads a “Global Hygiene Revolution” to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products from more than 8,000 hotel, resort and cruise partners. Clean the World’s foundation provides WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) programming to benefit global communities with high pre-adolescent death rates 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, the foundation has served over 15 million individuals and distributed 65 million bars of soap and 5 million hygiene kits in 127 countries.
For more information on how you can participate in Clean the World’s world-renowned recycling program, please visit https://cleantheworld.org/get-involved/hotel-recycling-program/
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