SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITIES
Crown believes in supporting the communities in which it operates. Recognising our role within our communities, we, together with our employees, support many community causes and organisations through our resort-specific community partnerships, employee volunteering opportunities and the Crown Resorts Foundation.
Crown’s community support comes in many different forms. At a resort level we are able to support charities through subsidising, promoting and hosting their fundraising events and providing raffle prizes. Many of our employees enthusiastically volunteer their time to support a wide range of causes.
This year, the Children’s Cancer Foundation’s Million Dollar Lunch was once again hosted by Crown Melbourne. Crown, with the support of its suppliers, committed to delivering the event cost-free, which significantly assisted the Children’s Cancer Foundation to raise over $2.5 million. These funds will be used to fund childhood cancer research programs, clinical care and family support.
Complementing our community partnerships are the fundraising events organised by teams throughout Crown. Operations teams across Crown organise their own fundraising events for charities such as SIDS and Kids, the Cancer Council, Oxfam and Jeans for Genes. More formal fundraising activities are organised in partnership with the Crown Resorts Foundation by the Employee Advisory Committee.
Crown’s Australian Resorts CEO, Barry Felstead, participated in the St Vincent de Paul CEO Sleepout in Perth for the ninth consecutive year. To date, Barry has raised over $860,000 for Perth’s St Vincent de Paul’s homeless and emergency housing services.