SOURCE: Caesars FoundationDESCRIPTION:
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Partners in the Global Hygiene Revolution since 2010, employees from Caesars Entertainment Corporation properties across the country recently packed their bags and boarded a plane to the Philippines as part of a joint a trip with Children International and The Clean the World Foundation, Inc. to deliver thousands of hygiene products and health education tips to schools and student activity centers throughout Manila.
Late last year, Caesars Entertainment and Clean the World began collaborating to provide a hands-on opportunity for the corporation’s employees to see first hand the difference a bar of soap makes. Hundreds of employees including housekeepers, dealers, front desk attendants and more submitted applications citing reasons they wanted to participate and the pride they felt in doing their small part to further Clean the World’s mission to save lives by providing recycled hotel soap and hygiene education to those in need.
Clean the World has aggressively worked to decrease acute respiratory infection and diarrheal disease related deaths that result from lack of soap and health education in impoverished communities around the world. To date, approximately 200,000 pounds of soap have been delivered to the Philippines and nearly 10 million bars of soap have been distributed globally.
“As we continue to support Clean the World, we are excited to be able to expand our impact by sending our employees to aid an area of need,” said Thom Reilly, Executive Director of Caesars Foundation. “During the distribution trip, employees will distribute soap and other hygiene products, and offer demonstrations on proper hand washing techniques to aid in the prevention of hygiene-related illnesses.”
The Caesars Foundation and Caesars Entertainment have a long standing history of supporting Clean the World, donating more than $550,000 in grants and in kind services to launch and operate the Las Vegas Recycling Operations Center for the western United States. All of Caesars Entertainment’s United States are major contributors to Clean the World, donating more than 300 tons of soap and bottled amenities.
To learn more about Clean the World visit www.cleantheworld.org.
About The Caesars Foundation
The Caesars Foundation is a private foundation funded by a percentage of operating income from Caesars Entertainment's resorts. The Foundation is the entity through which Caesars Entertainment funds programs and projects of $10,000 or more, as well as not-for-profit giving requirements imposed by certain operating jurisdictions. The Foundation's objective is to strengthen organizations and programs in the communities where our employees and their families live and work. For more information, please visit www.caesarsfoundation.com.
About Caesars Entertainment Corporation
Caesars Entertainment Corporation is the world's most diversified casino-entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, more than 75 years ago, Caesars has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions and now operates casinos on four continents. The company's resorts operate primarily under the Caesars®, Harrah’s and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars also owns the London Clubs International family of casinos. Caesars is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. We are committed to environmental sustainability and energy conservation and recognize the importance of being a responsible steward of the environment. For more information, please visit www.caesars.com.
About Clean the World
Clean the World, with headquarters in Orlando, Fla., is committed to reducing the waste created by discarded soap and shampoo products and collects these items from hotels to be recycled and distributed to domestic homeless shelters and impoverished people worldwide, helping to prevent deaths caused by hygiene-related illnesses. Clean the World Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c) (3) tax-exempt charitable organization. For more information visit: http://www.cleantheworld.org.
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