Here’s a great example of businesses in Las Vegas giving back to their community. Four casino properties in Las Vegas and Laughlin banded together to raise donated items for a local nonprofit organization.
American Casino & Entertainment Properties, LLC (ACEP) is the parent company of the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, Arizona Charlie’s Casinos and Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada. Their Community Connection program coordinates all charitable donations on behalf of ACEP to establish philanthropic giving, donations, and provide employee involvement in community-based volunteer events and fundraising.
One employee, Eric Powell, saw a donation box inside his child’s pediatrician’s office for a nonprofit organization called Baby’s Bounty, and realized he and his fellow team members could really help the organization. Baby’s Bounty is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides clothing and supplies to babies born into low-income families for their health, safety and well-being. New moms are given car seats, strollers, clothes and other essential items every baby needs.
From June 1 to June 30, 2013 ACEP team members collected donations such as gently used or new coats, baby clothes, and baby items that would be donated and delivered directly to Baby’s Bounty.
On Monday, four large trucks delivered 20 new car seats, 20 bathtubs, 40 diaper bags, 28 new diaper bags, 20 new baby slings, boxes of baby wash, blankets, clothes, baby bottles, and $300 in gift cards to Baby’s Bounty, located near Tropicana and Eastern Avenue. Baby’s Bounty Founder Kim Amato was on-hand to accept donations as several members from ACEP including Ron Lurie, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Arizona Charlie’s Decatur and several employees carried in the donations.
For additional information about Baby’s Bounty, please visit: http://babysbounty.org/