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Environmental Recycling Program Donates 500 Personal Care Kits to Local Charities

Windsor, ON – Caesars Windsor, through its continuous community giving and CodeGreen/Earth Month initiatives, will be donating 500 personal care kits to local non-profit and charitable organizations including the Welcome Centre Shelter for Women, Downtown Mission and the Windsor Youth Centre. These kits, consisting of shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste and more, will be assembled by our employees on Tuesday, April 28. The contents were purchased through our partnership with the international not-for-profit organization, Clean the World (CTW).

For several years, our Housekeeping Department has been collecting used soap, shampoo and conditioner from our hotel and sending it to CTW as part of our environmental efforts to divert waste from landfills. These products go through a rigorous sanitizing procedure, and are remade into new soap which is then distributed to relief organizations worldwide. Some of these items are in the donated care kits. Caesars Windsor is the only hospitality recycling partner in Windsor that participates in the CTW recycling program. For more information about Clean the World go to www.cleantheworld.org.

Remy Boulbol is the Director of Community Engagement for the Welcome Centre Shelter for Women. Located on Bridge Street, Windsor, the shelter provides programming and emergency shelter to women 18 years of age or older experiencing homelessness. She said, "This donation is one that the Welcome Centre Shelter is exceptionally grateful for. The kits will be given to the women who are coming into the centre seeking immediate shelter, and whom often come in without these most basic items."

Thom Rolfe, Executive Director of Hiatus House, agreed with Boulbol. Hiatus is a social service agency offering confidential intervention for families experiencing violence. As one of their many programs, they provide round-the-clock Crisis Intervention services, providing 26 rooms for women and their children escaping abusive situations. He said, “These items are things we often need as many women fleeing violence often come to us having left everything they own at home. We appreciate Caesars Windsor’s ongoing support.”

Kelly Laforest, Health, Safety and Environmental Specialist at Caesars Windsor said, “To date, our recycling contributions to Clean the World has helped produce 22,000 new bars of soap. These kits allow our green efforts to come full circle. We are not only diverting waste and encouraging recycling, we are now able to turn it into something that will help our local community in other ways.”

 

Caesars Windsor CodeGreen Month                   

This past April, Caesars Windsor employees have rolled up their sleeves and volunteered their time to make Windsor a little greener:

  • April 14-15 Public E-Waste Collection: E-Waste was collected at Caesars Windsor that included old unused and broken electronics.
  • April 22 Little River Clean-up: Employees gathered debris along Little River filling a large garbage container that included over 14 shopping carts.
  • April 26 ERCA Tree Planting: The conservation authority and employees planted dozens of saplings in the Florence and McHugh area.
  • May 2 Glengarry and Marentette Renewal Initiative Neighbourhood Spring Cleaning: Employees will be removing debris and waste from the local area and invite the public to participate.

For more information about CodeGreen and Caesars Windsor’s Environmental efforts, contact:

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