About 200 volunteers from Macau-based resort operator Sands China and local community groups recently came together at The Venetian Macao to build 40,000 hygiene kits for Clean the World, which provides hygiene supplies essential for good health to populations in need around the globe to help prevent the spread of disease.
Each completed kit contains soap that has been collected from Sands China's resorts and recycled through Clean the World's soap sterilization and re-manufacturing process. The kits also contain face towels, dental kit sets, a toothbrush and toothpaste donated by other companies.
The hygiene kits will be distributed to assist with on-the-ground, immediate needs in times of crisis and disaster. Since 2013, Sands China and its community partners have assembled a total of 280,000 kits.
Approximately 150 of the volunteers were Sands China team members, including Sands Cares Ambassadors, and another 50 volunteers came from three local associations: the Macau Association for the Mentally Handicapped, the Macau Autism Association and Fuhong Society of Macau.
"Over the past seven years, Sands China has been a steadfast supporter of Clean the World's mission to save lives through the recycling and distribution of soap. This past year has been no exception. At a time of paramount uncertainty, Sands China's dedication to social impact and sustainability has remained constant. We are excited about the impact made by this event and look forward to seeing what the future holds for this amazing partnership," said Shawn Seipler, founder and CEO of Clean the World.