Sands Cares Ambassadors Assist Children with Special Educational Needs at Fun Carnival at The Venetian Macao

Nearly 600 invited guests enjoy Special Cares Network Carnival at Cotai Expo

                                                                

(Macao, Jan. 29, 2019) – Around 60 Sands Cares Ambassadors assisted children with special educational needs and their families at The Venetian® Macao’s Cotai Expo Sunday for an afternoon of fun activities at the Special Cares Network Carnival.


The event is also one in a year-long series of celebratory activities leading up to the 10th anniversary of the Sands Cares Ambassador programme in August 2019, with the theme Spreading Love and Embracing Our Community.


During the event, the ambassadors helped their invited participants from the Macau Special Educational Needs Student Advancement Association – nearly 600 in all – to check-in, stay safe, and enjoy various activities at the carnival, including photo-shooting, getting souvenirs and snacks, and game booths. Game booths were hosted by Caritas Macau, Macau Special Olympics, the Macau Deaf Association, Sheng Kung Hui Macau Social Services Coordination Office, Secção de Serviço Social da Igreja Metodista de Macau
, and the Macau Special Educational Needs Student Advancement Association. A handicraft workshop was led by the Macau Association for the Mentally Handicapped.


“Our association’s children enjoyed this visit so much,” said Crystal Lei, director of the Macau Special Educational Needs Student Advancement Association. “The volunteers from Sands China were so helpful and supportive, and it made our group’s families feel really special and taken care of. Our thanks go to Sands China for supporting our event and giving our families an enjoyable afternoon.”


Sponsored by Sands China Ltd., the Special Cares Network Carnival aims to provide opportunities for children with special educational needs to enjoy a fun outing with their families, while encouraging the strengthening of society’s care for and support of children with special educational needs. The carnival also helps promote the network of nongovernmental organisations in Macao that provide services to children with special educational needs.


Winnie Wong, vice president of corporate communications and community affairs for Venetian Macau Limited, said: “Sands China is continually proud of our Sands Cares Ambassadors. They represent some of the best qualities of our team members – compassion, service-mindedness and professionalism. We are pleased to see them taking care of children and families from the Macau Special Educational Needs Student Advancement Association for this memorable outing, and are glad they continue to place importance on meeting the needs of the community.”


The Sands Cares Ambassador programme was established in August 2009 to give Sands China team members an outlet for serving the local community by organising community activities and initiatives that work toward creating a better Macao. With membership of more than 3,300 volunteers from across all Sands China properties – Sands® Macao, The Venetian Macao, The Plaza® Macao, Sands® Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao – the Sands Cares Ambassadors have contributed 100,000 hours of voluntary community service since the programme’s founding.


Sands China Ltd. considers its support of events like the Special Cares Network Carnival 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.

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Photo caption: Officiating guests launch the Special Cares Network Carnival Sunday at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Expo. Around 60 Sands Cares Ambassadors spent time with children with special educational needs and their families at the carnival Sunday for an afternoon of fun activities.


Left to right: Crystal Lei, Director of the Macau Special Educational Needs Student Advancement Association; Dr. Wong Soi Tou, Director of the Health Bureau’s Child Rehabilitation Centre; Hoi Va Pou, Deputy Director of the Social Welfare Bureau; Dr. Tai Wa Hou, Representative of the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture; Kong Ngai, Head of the Department of Education of the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau; Winnie Wong,
Vice President of Corporate Communications and Community Affairs for Venetian Macau Limited

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Photo caption: Sands Cares Ambassadors spend time with children with special educational needs and their families for an afternoon of fun activities at the Special Cares Network Carnival Sunday at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Expo.

 

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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 www.sandschinaltd.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 charitable giving programme of parent company Las Vegas Sands Corp. Sands Cares integrates the company’s philanthropic work worldwide in four key areas: financial giving, community problem solving and collaboration, in-kind donations, and team member volunteerism.

Key areas of Sands Cares in Macao include the Sands Cares Ambassador programme for volunteering in the local community; charitable contributions to NGOs and community organisations; and sponsorship of community events.

For more information, please visit www.sands.com/sands-cares/our-commitment.html.