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At Harrah’s Northern California, we strive to go above and beyond to help our guests, team members and community. Harrah’s Nor Cal is proud to offer support in the form of volunteer time, as well as cash and in-kind donations to support positive change in the people and communities of Amador County and Northern California.
Some of our most recent community efforts include:
Farms of Amador
Sip with a purpose with the Drink of the Month at Louie Oliver’s Restaurant and Kitchen! Each month, Harrah’s Nor Cal bartenders create a Drink of the Month to benefit a local charity. Farms of Amador aims to create consumer appreciation of the importance of locally grown and purchased agricultural products, encourage Amador’s youth towards agricultural involvement, promote agritourism, and increase profitability and production for farmers and ranchers.
Amador Arts Council
For more than 38 years, the Amador County Arts Council has worked as a non-profit public benefit organization to nurture the cultural vitality of our area. We believe the arts of Amador are a resource that contributes to our economy, much like water, timber, wine and tourism. Our organization strives to protect and develop this resource through arts education, opportunities for creative engagement, and by advocating for all arts and cultures throughout our community.
Through an employee-hosted sale, team members at Harrah’s Northern California raised more $7,776 for Amador STARS Cancer Support Organization, an Amador County nonprofit that provides cancer support services for local cancer patients and their families, including complimentary transportation for out-of-town radiation and chemotherapy treatments. Recently named 2020 California Nonprofit of the Year by Assembly Member Frank Bigelow, Amador STARS also connects newly-diagnosed individuals with resources, organizes support groups and provides wigs to patients going through chemotherapy. Harrah’s Northern California selected Amador STARS not only to honor cancer awareness month, but also recognize the increased hardship cancer patients have endured this year.
Harrah’s Northern California donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross to support their efforts with the California wildfires in August. The Buena Vista Rancheria Fire Department also supported the efforts of local fire crews in containing the wildfires from spreading through Amador County.
Harrah's Northern California is a proud sponsor of The American Red Crosses "Bash" event. The American Red Cross established the BASH event in Sacramento, CA, to raise public awareness of the mission of Red Cross. With a “MASH” military theme, this one-of-a-kind celebration allows us to honor the heritage of this organization and particularly the work of its founder, Clara Barton. Ever since Clara tended to wounded soldiers during the Civil War, it has been the mission of the American Red Cross to care for our men and women in uniform- and for those in immediate need.
PAST DRINK OF THE MONTH BENEFICIARIES
The Amador Community Foundations mission is to enhance the lives and future of the people in our unique community by connecting people who care deeply with causes that matter. They aim to be the vehicle for philanthropic giving in Amador County
Hospice of Amador and Calaveras
The mission of Hospice of Amador & Calaveras is to provide exceptional end-of- life care to everyone in our community who needs it regardless of their ability to pay, and to educate and collaborate with health care providers and community members at large in promoting exceptional end-of- life care.
Common Grounds Senior Services
Common Ground Senior Services is a private non-profit organization formed in 2000 with the vision to help empower, enhance, and maintain the dignity of older adults living in the communities they serve. Their goal is to provide the services and support structures that enable seniors and other individuals to live independently and safely in their own homes.
PAST COIN DONATION BENEFICIARIES
Sierra Wind Wellness and Recovery Center is a local community center that offers peer perspective on mental health in Amador County. Sierra Wind is a unique place to find peer support, support groups, advocacy, and linkage to resources.
Interfaith Food Bank
In an effort to help local businesses address the national coin shortage, Harrah’s Northern California is offering guests a way to put their loose change to good use. When a player redeems their winnings at Harrah’s Northern California, the redemption kiosk will print coin change in the form of a slot ticket. Guests can redeem their change at the Cashier or choose to donate their ticket by dropping it into the newly installed donation boxes located throughout the casino to benefit Interfaith Food Bank, a nonprofit that envisions a time without hunger in Amador County; a time when parents don’t go without to feed their children and a time when the elderly do not choose between housing, lifesaving medication, and food.