More than 200 volunteers joined in worldwide to support those in need for community preparedness
Bethlehem – September 29, 2018 – Through Las Vegas Sands’ efforts to take an active approach towards community preparedness, the fifth annual Las Vegas Sands global hygiene kit build in Bethlehem with partner Clean the World brought the community together to build hygiene kits to support populations in need.
More than 200 team members and volunteers came together at Sands Bethlehem on Saturday, September 29th to assemble 10,000 hygiene kits for Clean the World. The kits are filled with basic bathroom amenities including soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion/bath gel, a toothbrush, toothpaste, and an inspirational notecard. The hygiene kit’s soaps are collected from Clean the World’s hospitality partners, including Sands properties around the world, and then recycled through Clean the World’s soap sanitation and processing equipment.
The hygiene kits will benefit over 20 agencies in the Lehigh Valley: New Bethany Ministries, the Allentown YWCA, St. Luke's University Health Network mobile van, Victory House, ProJeCt of Easton, Meals on Wheels and Second Harvest Food Bank. The global kit build events also provide financial support to Clean the World – for each kit assembled, Sands contributes $1 to the Clean the World Foundation to accelerate its mission in two critical areas, ongoing hygiene education and disaster response.
Through Sands Cares, the company’s global corporate giving and community engagement program, Sands is committed to making the communities where they operate a better place to live. Sands properties around the world take part in an annual hygiene kit build to serve the populations in need in their local communities. Clean the World has recycled over 605,000 pounds of untouched or gently used hygiene products from LVS properties into more than 2.6 million bars of soap from material that otherwise would have gone to landfill. LVS properties will have created a total of more than 600,000 hygiene kits since its partnership with Clean the World by the end of 2018.