Sands Bethlehem Builds 10,000 Hygiene Kits with Clean the World
Bethlehem, PA – September 19, 2016 – 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.
The volunteer event in the Lehigh Valley is one of a series of hygiene kit builds at Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s 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 years to come.”
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 Corp and Clean the World have recycled more than 190 tons of waste from Las Vegas Sands Corp 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.
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 302-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 opening April 18, 2016 at Sands Bethlehem, 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, Joli Bakery and Café, and the varied offerings and cuisines of The Market Gourmet Express. It is also home to Coil bar, Infusion lounge and Molten lounge, which features live entertainment 7 nights a week. The Outlets at Sands Bethlehem launched at the property in November 2011. 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.