Collective social effort works to build a shared and harmonious society
Macau, December 14, 2017 – Wynn is always committed to giving back to the local community by actively facilitating and encouraging employees to participate in different charitable and volunteering activities. In celebration of the 7th anniversary of the Wynn Employees (WE) Volunteer Team, Wynn recently organized an annual dinner at the Grand Theater of Wynn Palace to express gratitude to all the WE volunteers for their unconditional contributions over the past year. Wynn also invited 12 local community associations, with a total of more than 250 volunteers and representatives in attendance. During the occasion, Mr. Thomas Lau, Director of Human Resources of Wynn Macau, the Captain of WE Volunteers delivered remarks encouraging all volunteers to continue their ongoing commitment to extending their reach in caring for the Macau community.
Typhoon Hato previously impacted the local community in various way, with a group of WE volunteers deployed to affected areas immediately after the typhoon to deliver necessities and provide assistance to those in need of help. At the same time, Wynn also worked collaboratively with different community associations by deploying a group of technical professionals to support post-disaster recovery work. In recognition of their long-term support and contribution to the local community, Wynn presented “Certificate of Appreciation” to 12 community partners who has always strive for bringing compassion and comfort to those in need.
Wynn also took the opportunity to speak highly of 31 outstanding WE volunteers, with each of them receiving the annual “Outstanding Volunteer Award” from Mr. Ian Michael Coughlan, President and Executive Director of Wynn Macau, Limited and Ms. Linda Chen, President and Executive Director of Wynn Resorts (Macau) S.A. All of the volunteers donated their personal time to contribute to society and actively participate in various charitable and volunteering activities, making a meaningful impact on the local community.
During the past year, WE volunteers actively took part in more than 40 activities, averaging over three each month, which underscores the spirit of proactively helping people in need. These activities include the annual “Be a Volunteer Day” event organized by the Youth Volunteers Association of Macao, where over 60 elderly citizens were invited to visit the newly-opened Wynn Palace, take a ride on the SkyCab and enjoy an indulgent lunch, along with a series of interactive games and exciting performances to delight and entertain them. Also, more than 100 enthusiastic WE volunteers participated in the local annual fundraising event, the “Caritas Macau Charity Bazaar”. Apart from assisting with the sale of raffle tickets, they were also involved in setting up game booths at the event to engage Macau residents to help raise funds for Caritas Macau.
Established in 2010, WE Volunteer Team has continued to grow over the years, building on the success of past activities and the opening of Wynn Palace, now reaching over 1,000 active volunteers. To date, nearly 200 volunteer activities have taken place, representing approximately 13,000 hours of service to the community. To uphold the company’s commitment to fulfilling its corporate social responsibility, Wynn will continue to care for the underprivileged and give back to society, bringing together a united spirit to build a shared and harmonious community.