This weekend, over 200 volunteers gathered at Sands Bethlehem, a Bethlehem, Pa., casino and entertainment destination, to help build 10,000 hygiene kits for social enterprise Clean the World. The kits, which were assembled to help improve the health and well-being of communities in need, will benefit nearly 20 charitable organizations in the greater Lehigh Valley.
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The volunteer event in the Lehigh Valley is one of a series of hygiene kit builds at LVS’ properties in Macao, Singapore, Bethlehem and Las Vegas between July and December 2016. The effort is part of Sands Bethlehem’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 second consecutive year Sands Bethlehem has built hygiene kits for Clean the World, and the 2016 events will bring the total number of hygiene kits created by Sands Bethlehem to 35,000.
“We’re pleased to join forces with Clean the World again this year to provide valuable resources to those in need in our local community,” said Mark Juliano, President, Sands Bethlehem. “The effort has unified our team members with volunteers in our local communities to support a truly remarkable mission, and we’re looking forward to continuing our partnership with Clean the World in the years to come.”
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The annual Sands Bethlehem Global Hygiene Kit Build is one initiative in the company’s long-term support of Clean the World. Since 2011, Las Vegas Sands and Clean the World have recycled more than 190 tons of waste from LVS’ properties into more than 1.6 million bars of soap.
Each hygiene kit includes soap collected from Clean the World’s hospitality partners, including Sands Bethlehem, 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. For more information about Sands Cares and key initiatives, please visit www.sandscares.sands.com.