MGM Donates MOP300,000 to Holy House of Mercy Welfare Shop
Apr 3, 2017
MGM donates MOP300,000 to the Macau Holy House of Mercy Welfare Shop project for the fifth consecutive year. Golden Lion team members pose for a group photo at the food hamper distribution activity.
[April 3, 2017, Macau] For the fifth year in a row, MGM donated MOP300,000 to the Macau Holy House of Mercy Welfare Shop project, funding the distribution of food hampers to more than 350 local low-income households. MGM’s senior executives led a team of over 40 volunteers to help distribute food hampers and MGM’s custom-made eco-friendly handcarts to the families. More than 1,600 low-income families have received MGM’s food hampers and handcarts under the Welfare Shop project since its launch in 2013.
On April 1, MGM’s senior executives and a team of more than 40 volunteers visited the Holy House of Mercy Welfare Shop, where they were warmly received by Mr. António José de Freitas, President of the Board of Trustees; Mr. Bruno Nunes, Member of the Board of Trustees and Mr. José Ricardo das Neves, President of the Supervisory Committee of Macau Holy House of Mercy. Meanwhile, Mr. Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited, presented a donation check of MOP300,000 to Mr. António José de Freitas, on behalf of Holy House of Mercy in support of its local charitable causes and daily operation.
During the distribution of food hampers, the volunteers divided into six groups, and each of them took up specific parts in helping to pack basic food and daily necessities, including rice, noodles, canned food, and cooking oil into MGM’s tailor-made handcarts and distributed to the families. These families were referred by Macao Federation of Trade Unions, General Union of Neighborhood Associations of Macau, Associação dos Familiares Encarregados dos Deficientes Mentais de Macau and Macau Holy House of Mercy.
Mr. António José de Freitas, said of the activity, “I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to MGM for its continuous support to the Welfare Shop. We appreciate and admire the togetherness among MGM’s management team and the Volunteer Team members, putting their energy in making this a truly meaningful initiative which benefits those in need.”
“We make it our mission to not only extend service to our guests, but also to serve those in need in our local community,” Mr. Grant Bowie said. “Our volunteers and their enthusiasm in giving back is what makes today’s event a success. While we grow our footprint in Macau, we must not forget to make good use of our resources to help the people around us, to show compassion and foster a harmonious environment which all contribute to creating a better tomorrow for Macau, today.”
As part of our dedication and commitment to the local community, MGM has been supporting the Welfare Shop project since its launch in 2013. We will remain a consistent supporter of initiatives that have a positive impact in the well-being of the local community, in line with our vision to Create a Better Tomorrow Today.
MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282) and is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions/subconcessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and is developing a second resort, MGM COTAI which is expected to more than double our presence in Macau.
MGM MACAU is a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling. MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on prime waterfront on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.
Expected to open during the second half of 2017, MGM COTAI is the latest addition to the MGM portfolio in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it plans to offer approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. MGM COTAI will offer Asia’s first dynamic theater and a spectacle to wow every guest who steps foot in the resort. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. MGM COTAI is the largest property and the first private sector project ever to achieve the China Green Building (Macau) Design Label Certification.
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