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Casino workers stick with food drive PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Monday, 02 December 2013 10:25
TOLEDO - Hollywood Casino Toledo's "Hollywood Cares" committee has been collecting donations of peanut butter and jelly from its employees to benefit the local organization, Food for Thought.
In total, Hollywood Casino donated enough peanut butter and jelly to cover Food for Thought's needs for 17 weeks and feed almost 6,000 people. Recently Sam Melden, Food for Thought's Executive Director and Chief Thought Officer accepted the donation and commented that this will make a significant impact on the individuals they serve every day.
The Hollywood Cares committee at Hollywood Casino Toledo consists of team members from many departments that are willing to dedicate their time to community outreach initiatives that are important to them.
Food for Thought is one of many local organizations that the committee has started to partner with in recent months.
In September, they fielded a team of 43 walkers for the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes and raised over $2,100 for the event. Vice President of Human Resources at Hollywood Casino, Jennifer Spencer said this committee is special because the Team Members get to choose what organizations they want to support.
"When we had the idea for this committee it was important for us to give the Team Members a choice in whom we partner because if they are passionate about a cause, the work they do will be more meaningful."
The committee has a list of other organizations that they are planning on partnering with in the upcoming months.
Some of these organizations are Adopt A Highway, Hannah's Socks and Salvation Army Bell Ringers.
Last Updated on Monday, 02 December 2013 11:03

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