Caesars charity endeavors bring results
The charitable impulse of Caesars Entertainment paid big dividends recently on multiple fronts.
Teaming with global health organization Clean the World, Caesars Entertainment distributed 2,500 pounds of soap to 14,000 children in Zambia. The soap was hand-delivered to the children and their families by Caesars team members, who were selected for the trip after being nominated by colleagues.
“Our relationship with Clean the World exemplifies how we put our ‘People Planet Play’ commitment into action,” said a statement issued by Jan Jones Blackhurst, Caesars Entertainment Executive Vice President, Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility.
“Each year, Caesars collects and donates more than 53 tons of soap and shampoo from hotel rooms, so I am proud that our team members were able to see the process through all the way to Zambia where the soap is critical to reducing illnesses and the spread of infection. It’s an important mission that is both heart-warming and vital.”
On Oct. 30, the ninth annual Battle of the Bras and Boxers fashion show at Planet Hollywood raised more than $157,000 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, with funds going toward local services offered by the American Cancer Society. Teams of Caesars employees from Las Vegas, spurred by the Halloween theme of “Fight the Fright,” decorated bras and boxer shorts and selected costumes for 42 of their senior leaders and team members to model on a catwalk.
More than 40 Caesars employee-volunteers came together recently with members of Salesforce, a leader in customer relationship management, to build eight wheelchairs for local veterans. The effort, hosted at the High Roller at the Linq Promenade, featured the volunteers assembling the wheelchairs and personalized notes for the veterans. They were scheduled to be distributed through Veterans Village.