MGM Resorts’ Empire City Casino in New York has donated over $102,000 to eight local non-profit organizations through its employee and guest-funded Community Grants Program. Greyston Foundation, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of NY, and Feeding Westchester are some of the recipients. The grants were given to organizations that provide important services in the company’s philanthropy areas.
Empire City Casino once again showed its social responsibility towards the local economy last week. The MGM Resorts donated over US$102,000 to eight local non-profit organizations through its employee and guest-funded Community Grants Program. Some of the recipients include Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of NY, Greyston Foundation, and Feeding Westchester.
The grants were given to organizations that provide crucial services in the core of the company’s philanthropy areas, according to MGM Resorts. The programs include food and security, as well as educational programs. The homelessness program will try to address the problem in the region.
Over US$100k has been provided
The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York received a donation in the amount of US$10,000. The organization plans to use the money to fund a mobile pantry. The US$10k grant will be used to expand the hot meals programmes at the YMCA.
A US$10,000 donation has been awarded to Feeding Westchester, which will be used to enhance its food recovery initiatives. Two grants were received by the United Way of Westchester & PutnamOne of the grants, worth $10,000, was given to the organization’s Education United Program and Summer Learning Program, and the other, worth $12,000, was used to start a new initiative aimed at preventing teenage violence.
The Greyston Foundation received a US$10,000 donation which will be used to support the workforce education and training program. The courses are designed to place individuals in permanent jobs in high-demand sectors. The second grant of US$10k has been sent to the Catholic Charities to support their workforce development programs.
A US$10k grant has also been allocated to VISIONS/ Services for the Blind andVisually Impaired, which provides free services for the visually impaired. The BronxWorks received US$10,000 to back its workforce development programs, and the Guidance Center of Westchester received US$10,000 to fund the furnished apartments for individuals receiving services in their programs.
The person is pursuing a full- casino upgrade
Empire City Casino would like to apply for one of the three full-scale casino licenses in downstate New York. William Hornbuckle, the CEO and President of MGM Resorts, commented a while back that the company is looking to invest serious cash injection in order to expand its amenities. Launching a parking garage is one of the ideas.
Currently, the casino is considered to be one of the favorites for one of the licenses, as many industry experts predict that it is nailed on for one. A Sure Bet for New York’s Future organized a rally at the casino to demonstrate its support for the property and speak about the potential benefit of its expansion.
MGM-Empire City Casino Presents $100K+ in Grants to Local Westchester Nonprofits.