Sands Cares and Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) recently wrapped up the annual Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit, taking place in 2020 for the first time as an all-virtual, panel discussion event. Though this year’s format was markedly different than that of Summits past, the aim remained the same: advancing solutions to end youth homelessness in our community.
Sands developed Project Protect to lead positive change and provide lasting solutions for the communities where we operate. Our goal is to ensure that we lead the industry in addressing critical social issues, including the prevention of financial crimes and human trafficking, and encouraging responsible gaming.
Sands Co-Workers Recognize Each Other for Unwavering Commitment to Community Service
LAS VEGAS, July 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) today announced the recipients of the Mr. Sheldon G. And Dr. Miriam Adelson Citizenship Awards, presented by Sands Cares. The award recognizes Team Members across all the company’s business regions who have demonstrated a dedication to giving back to local communities and important causes.
The Nevada Homeless Alliance (NHA) organizes Project Homeless Connect, a series of service events bringing providers together in a single place to help those in need in the local Las Vegas community. With the assistance of Sands Cares, recently honored as the NHA Sponsor of the Year, the organization is able to better deliver on its mission.
At the end of 2019, Sands will celebrate the first Sands Cares Accelerator graduate, when the Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation (ICF) closes out its three-year membership in the program.
Through the Accelerator, Sands creates a deeper and longer-term engagement with nonprofit organizations the company believes have the potential to fast-track capabilities to greater impact on our community. The company dedicates substantial resources to enable members to accelerate their ability to deliver on their mission.
Since 2015, Las Vegas Sands has invested more than $4 million in homelessness-related issues and has become a champion for tackling youth homelessness, in particular, as co-founder of the Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit with long-time partner Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY).
This fall, Sands is amplifying its advocacy for youth homelessness to help drive a national conversation around the issue with financial backing for Lost In America, a feature documentary film scheduled for release by Indican Pictures in November 2019.
Through Sands Cares, Las Vegas Sands is leading the way to bring positive change to the significant homelessness problem in Las Vegas. Working with various agencies and partners in the community, the company believes in playing an active role to bring new solutions and resources to address the issue. Las Vegas has the third largest unaccompanied homeless youth population, with more than 80% unsheltered, the highest rate in the nation and the sixth largest population of homeless individuals among major citi
The third annual INSPIRE charitable fundraiser concert, presented by Sands Cares, took place on May 24, 2019 at The Venetian Theatre and was headlined by GRAMMY Award-winning artist Kelly Clarkson. The concert raised almost $300,000 for Sands Cares Accelerator members, including the Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation and Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth.
Las Vegas Sands announced the 12 recipients of The Mr. Sheldon G. and Dr. Miriam Adelson Citizenship Award presented by Sands Cares. The award was established through Sands Cares, the company’s corporate giving program, to recognize team members across all regions who have demonstrated a dedication to giving back to their local communities and important causes. The award was created to honor the Adelson family’s long-term commitment to philanthropy and the legacy of giving that they have instilled in the company.