Corporation and the Caesars Foundation presented a $750,000, three-year grant
to The Public Education Foundation (the Foundation) to support the non-profit’s
Teacher EXCHANGE™ initiative.
The Teacher EXCHANGE™ is a
re-use resource center for all Southern
Nevada public school
teachers offering learning tools to educators to enhance projects and curriculum.
This multi-year grant will help to expand the program’s reach through website
enhancements, creation of a eco-friendly bus delivering supplies directly to
schools and will overall streamline and increase efficiency of operations.
Since 2008, educators have made more than 26,000 visits to the Teacher
EXCHANGE™, picking up more than 1.1 million items for their classrooms.
“Caesars is proud to be a
community partner in furthering education and supporting our educators in Southern Nevada through initiatives such as Teacher EXCHANGE™,” said
Rick Mazer, Regional President of Caesars Entertainment Corporation, Western
Division. “Our commitment to helping our employees and the communities we
operate in is integral to the future success of our company and our children.”
Since 2008, Caesars
Entertainment and the Caesars Foundation have given nearly $1.5 million to
support the Teacher EXCHANGE™ initiative.
“The value of support the
Caesars Foundation and Caesars Entertainment provides the Teacher EXCHANGE™ and
our educators is immeasurable,” said Judi Steele, President of The Public
Education Foundation. “By supporting education and environmental
sustainability, they are impacting millions of lives now and in the future.”
efforts go beyond monetary giving. Annually, its Las Vegas resorts collect and donate the equivalent of $43,000
in supplies for the Teacher EXCHANGE™ where the materials are reused for
educational classroom projects by valley teachers. Donated meetings and
conventions materials have included t-shirts, water bottles, office supplies
and equipment, surplus materials, computers, televisions and furniture.
This effort is supported by
the company’s sustainability initiative, CodeGreen, and is one of hundreds
employee grass roots programs implemented to minimize the impact of business on
the environment. In the last three years, the Teacher EXCHANGE™ has diverted
nearly one million tons of materials from ending up in landfills.
The Teacher EXCHANGE™
provides public school teachers with reusable, recycled and gently used
materials and equipment to use in their classrooms. Donations of new and
reusable materials, office supplies, surplus materials, computers, equipment
and furniture are collected from businesses and individuals and provided to
teachers to support classroom instruction. Many of the materials collected may
have been otherwise disposed of in local landfills. Established in 2002, the
Teacher EXCHANGE™ is located at 3165 W. Sunset Road. The Teacher EXCHANGE™ is open to licensed
Clark County School District (CCSD) educators.
To learn more about the
Foundation’s Teacher EXCHANGE™ visit www.thepef.org/programs_exchange.html
About The Caesars Foundation
The Caesars Foundation is a
private foundation funded by a percentage of operating income from Caesars
Entertainment's resorts. The Foundation is the entity through which Caesars
Entertainment funds programs and projects of $10,000 or more, as well as
not-for-profit giving requirements imposed by certain operating jurisdictions.
The Foundation's objective is to strengthen organizations and programs in the
communities where our employees and their families live and work. For more
information, please visit www.caesarsfoundation.com.
About Caesars Entertainment
Corporation is the world's most geographically diversified casino-entertainment
company. Since its beginning in Reno,
Nevada, more than 73 years ago, Caesars has grown through
development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions, and now operates
casinos on four continents. The company's resorts operate primarily under the
Harrah's®, Caesars® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars also owns the World
Series of Poker® and the London Clubs International family of casinos. Caesars
Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through
a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed
distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. Caesars is
committed to environmental sustainability and energy conservation and
recognizes the importance of being a responsible steward of the
environment. For more information,
please visit www.caesars.com.