Sands China Supports Macau Holy House of Mercy’s Welfare Shop for Six Straight Years



(Macao, Feb. 5, 2018) – A group of around 35 Sands China Care Ambassadors spent time Saturday volunteering at Macau Holy House of Mercy’s Welfare Shop, where they distributed 350 food hampers to disadvantaged families ahead of the upcoming Year of the Dog.

It is the sixth year in a row for Sands China to support the Welfare Shop, including with a donation of MOP 300,000 to assist families with financial hardships. The food hampers distributed on Saturday contain staple items like rice, noodles, biscuits, canned food, cooking oil, toothpaste, shower gel, bar soap, and others.

Several thousand households from disadvantaged neighbourhoods have received food and essentials through the Welfare Shop’s monthly distribution since it was launched in 2013 to help provide relief against the rising cost of living. Sands China has been a major sponsor, contributing a total of MOP 1.7 million since 2013, enough to provide 1,800 food hampers.

“Sands China is pleased to offer our continued support – in the form of both financial and human resources – to Macau Holy House of Mercy’s Welfare Shop, as it provides an important service to the Macao community,” said Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd. “We’re pleased to see our Sands China Care Ambassadors supporting the Welfare Shop’s efforts to aid local households facing economic difficulties.”

Dr. Wong presented a cheque for MOP 300,000 Saturday to Macau Holy House of Mercy President António José de Freita, member of the Board of Trustees Duarte Alves, and President of the Supervisory Committee José Ricardo das Neves. Leong Heng Kao, president of the General Union of the Neighbourhood Associations of Macau; Siu Siu Man, director of Community Centre of the Federation of Macau Workers Associations, and Winnie Wong, vice president of corporate communications and community affairs for Venetian Macau Limited; were also in attendance.

Founded in August 2009, the Sands China Care Ambassador programme aims to give Sands China employees an opportunity to serve the local community by organising community activities and initiatives that work toward creating a better Macao. With a current membership of more than 1,600 volunteers from across all Sands China properties – Sands® Macao, The Venetian® Macao, The Plaza™ Macao, Sands® Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao – the Sands China Care Ambassadors have contributed close to 12,000 hours of voluntary community service in more than 50 activities in 2017. Sands China Ltd. considers initiatives like its support of Macau Holy House of Mercy’s Welfare Shop as central to its commitment toward social causes and community involvement; it is one of the many ways the company’s team of volunteers expresses its care and spreads warmth to vulnerable and less-advantaged groups in the Macao community.

Sands China’s community work is part of Sands Cares, the global corporate citizenship programme of parent company Las Vegas Sands Corp.

 

Photo caption: Sands China President Dr. Wilfred Wong presents a cheque for MOP 300,000 to Macau Holy House of Mercy’s Welfare Shop Saturday.
Since 2013, the company has donated MOP 1.7 million to help provide disadvantaged families with relief against the rising cost of living.

Photo caption: Sands China Care Ambassadors meet outside Macau Holy House of Mercy’s Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Blind at Fai Chi Kei Saturday,
before distributing food hampers to disadvantaged families through the centre’s Welfare Shop. It is Sands China’s sixth year in a row to support the initiative.

Photo caption: Sands China Care Ambassadors help distribute food hampers to disadvantaged families Saturday 
through Macau Holy House of Mercy’s Welfare Shop, spreading blessings and good cheer for the Year of the Dog.

 

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About Sands China Ltd. 
Sands China Ltd. (HKEx: 1928, Sands China or the Company) is a Cayman Islands registered company and is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Sands China is the largest operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The Company’s Cotai Strip portfolio is comprised of The Venetian® Macao, The Plaza™ Macao, Sands® Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao. The Company also owns and operates Sands® Macao on the Macao peninsula. The Company’s integrated resorts contain a diversified mix of leisure and business attractions and transportation operations, including large meeting and convention facilities; a wide range of restaurants; shopping malls; world-class entertainment at the Cotai Arena, The Venetian Theatre, The Parisian Theatre and the Sands Cotai Theatre; and a high-speed Cotai Water Jet ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. The Company’s Cotai Strip portfolio has the goal of contributing to Macao’s transformation into a world centre of tourism and leisure. Sands China is a subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS). 

For more information, please visit
https://www.sandschina.com/.

Sands Cares
A firm believer in the importance of corporate social responsibility, Sands China Ltd. engages with the local Macao community as a part of Sands Cares – the corporate giving programme of parent company Las Vegas Sands Corp. Sands Cares integrates the company’s philanthropic work worldwide, including financial giving, team member volunteerism and in-kind support. The Sands Cares programme seeks to make an impact on its team members and those working in the hospitality industry, the communities where the company operates, and the planet.

Key areas of Sands Cares in Macao include the Sands China Care Ambassador programme for volunteering in the local community; the Sands China Academy, focused on team member training and development, and the professional development of Macao locals; and Sands ECO360, the global sustainability strategy of LVS which guides the company’s environmental sustainability initiatives worldwide.

For more information, please visit www.sandscares.sands.com and https://www.sandschina.com/.