LAS VEGAS, March 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sands Cares, the global corporate citizenship program of Las Vegas Sands (LVS), donated $10,000 to NevadaGIVES, the nonprofit organization behind Nevada's Big Give, an initiative that is seeking to empower every Nevadan to effect positive change throughout the state. Nevada's Big Give is an opportunity for Nevada charities to raise money for their respective causes and is a vehicle for donors of all amounts to give funds where they live, thereby creating a statewide culture of giving.
On March 10, NevadaGIVES will host Nevada's Big Give – the state's fifth annual 24-hour online day of giving event. The event looks to inspire thousands of individuals to take action on the causes and issues they are most passionate about and contribute to area nonprofits. Since 2011, Nevada's Big Give has raised over $2 million in funds that directly benefit nonprofit organizations that improve the community, environment and quality of life. Last year, 460 charities participated and over 5,000 donors contributed. This year, the goal is to reach 7,000 donors.
"Our support for Nevada's Big Give offers us the opportunity to take part in a comprehensive, statewide philanthropic endeavor offering Nevadans an easy way to contribute to causes they feel are important in their community," said Ron Reese, senior vice president of global communications and corporate affairs at Las Vegas Sands. "This affords us with the unique ability to support all Nevada charities that may have different causes but share a common goal of improving the quality of life for all Nevadans."
LVS works with numerous charities, including Nevada Partnership of Homeless Youth, local education organizations like Teach for America and The Clark County Public Education Foundation, and Discovery Children's Museum. Additionally, LVS also supports Three Square, HELP of Southern Nevada, US Vets, The Shade Tree and many others. LVS' long term commitment to Nevada and local communities also includes a $7 million gift to the UNLV Hotel College as a part of a multi-year pledge for the construction of a new academic building and the creation of the PLuS Center, a new executive educational program that provides working professionals with the skills needed to advance in hospitality and gaming, as well as to positively shape the industry's future.
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 five-diamond Venetian and Palazzo resorts and Sands Expo Center 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 and Sands Cotai Central, 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 nearly 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.
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