• LVS Supports Global Hygiene Program Project

     
    POSTED September 28, 2015
     

Today, the Bethlehem-based Las Vegas Sands Resort worked in tandem with the Las Vegas Sand Corp and three other properties to help spread global hygiene awareness.

Specifically, the 4,000 team members and volunteers from the organizations built 20,000 hygiene kits in a 24 hour time frame on Saturday, Sept. 26, to distribute worldwide, including the homeless population in the U.S. The effort was the company’s largest to date. The project was part of Sands Cares—the LVS’ corporate citizen program and its partnership with Clean the World, a social enterprise dedicated to helping millions around the world.

“Through this ambitious global Sands Cares event, we are helping hundreds of thousands of people without access to hygiene supplies to help them stay healthy,” says Ron Reese, senior vice president of corporate communications at LVS. “Today showed the amazing impact people can have by uniting around a single mission.”

Each kit features soap and other hygiene items collected from Clean the World’s hospitality partners. Other amenities include shampoo, conditioner, a toothbrush and toothpaste, to form individual personal care kits.

LVS underwrote the event, with support from Sysco. LVS and Clean the World have a strong partnership focused helping those in need and protecting the planet. Since 2011, LVS and Clean the World have recycled more than 50 tons of waste from LVS properties into more than 550,000 bars of soap.

“Today’s accomplishment illustrates the collective commitment of Las Vegas Sands and Clean the World to make our world healthier through sustainable solutions that address and solve social ills,” says Shawn Seipler, founder and CEO of Clean the World. “A global build of this magnitude makes far-reaching impact, providing reclaimed hygiene supplies to people and places we normally can’t reach—a win for people and a win for the planet,”

 

Beginning in August, Viking River Cruises will debut voyages on the upper and lower Mississippi River between St. Paul and News Orleans, with a stop in Red Wing on day two. The new Viking Mississippi holds up to 386 guests in 193 staterooms and docks and departs from Lower Landing in St. Paul. 

 

D’Amico Catering has returned to Walker Art Center as the exclusive culinary and planning service for all private events taking place at the museum. The Minneapolis-based catering company managed the Walker Art Center’s special events and food service from 2011-2016. 

 

In early March, Meeting Professionals International released a statement regarding the invasion of Ukraine: 

“In a show of support for the people of Ukraine, MPI will immediately suspend business with all companies in Russia. In addition, any plans to formalize a chapter in Russia will be paused….We remain concerned for the well-being of our community and our MPI members in Russia and Ukraine who were already seeking to climb out of the shadow of this pandemic and are now experiencing these unprecedented challenges.”