Las Vegas Sands Donates $100K to Empower Unemployed Women

Las Vegas Sands donates $100,000 to Dress for Success Southern Nevada through its Sands Cares program. The funding will support job readiness, career coaching, and financial literacy programs for unemployed and underemployed women in the region.

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Las Vegas Sands Donates $100K to Empower Unemployed Women

Las Vegas Sands Donates $100K to Empower Unemployed Women

Las Vegas Sands has contributed $100,000 through its Sands Cares program to Dress for Success (DFS) Southern Nevada, a local affiliate of the global nonprofit employment resource for women. The donation aims to support the organization's free business styling and workforce development services for unemployed and underemployed women in Southern Nevada.

Why this matters: This donation has the potential to positively impact the lives of thousands of women in Southern Nevada, providing them with the resources and support they need to gain economic independence and build a better future for themselves and their families. Moreover, initiatives like these can have a ripple effect on the community, contributing to a more diverse and inclusive workforce, and ultimately, a stronger economy.

The funding will focus on key areas including job readiness, career coaching, mentorship, and financial literacy programs. It will support DFS Southern Nevada's signature Styling for Success program, which provides personalized suiting and styling services to instill self-assurance and professionalism in clients. The contribution will also enable online and in-person courses covering topics such as budgeting, saving, investing, and managing debt, specifically targeting underrepresented minority women who make up the majority of the nonprofit's clients.

The Sands Cares investment will further support capacity-building initiatives such as purchasing software tools for resume builders and career assessments, upgrading DFS Southern Nevada's Career Center hardware and software resources for virtual mentorship and training sessions, and providing new group learning, networking, and mentoring opportunities for various industries in Las Vegas.

"This latest Sands Cares investment continues to be transformational as we aim to help more women in Southern Nevada achieve financial independence and plan for sustainable futures," said Roxann McCoy, executive director at Dress for Success Southern Nevada. "Sands understands that empowering women to advance in the workforce not only provides economic independence but also helps them build resiliency and confidence in their futures," McCoy added.

Ron Reese, senior vice president of global communications and corporate affairs at Las Vegas Sands, emphasized the company's commitment to supporting critical job readiness services. "Dress for Success offers valuable resources for unemployed and underemployed women, and we want to help ensure its continued ability to meet their needs with critical job readiness services," Reese stated.

Since its founding in 2009, DFS Southern Nevada has helped over 13,000 women of diverse backgrounds and experiences. Las Vegas Sands participated in DFS Southern Nevada's Your Hour, Her Power campaign in March, held in conjunction with Women's History Month 2024. The company's EmpowHER Team Member resource group for women also held a clothing drive to support DFS Southern Nevada's clients.

The partnership with Dress for Success Southern Nevada aligns with Las Vegas Sands' People and Communities corporate responsibility pillars, specifically in the areas of empowering workforce development initiatives and helping disadvantaged and underrepresented populations overcome hardship through access to services and resources. The $100,000 donation from Las Vegas Sands will enable Dress for Success Southern Nevada to expand its reach and impact, providing vital support to unemployed and underemployed women in the region as they strive for economic independence and career success.