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Niagara Casinos tops off a year of giving with annual donation to project share

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Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 03:00 pm
A selection of food and goods collected by Niagara Casinos associates for Project SHARE, December 2014.
A selection of food and goods collected by Niagara Casinos associates for Project SHARE, December 2014.

Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara crowned its 2014 corporate giving program with a $5,000 contribution to Project SHARE's annual holiday fundraising drive. The gift was presented at Project SHARE's 24th annual Good News Breakfast and accompanies hundreds of pounds of food items and toys collected by casino employees from Nov. 13 to Dec. 11.

"It's a tremendous feeling to support an organization like Project SHARE that provides essential aid to a growing number of people in our community," said Art Frank, president of Niagara Casinos. "We're very proud of the number and diversity of organizations that we support each year through our corporate giving program."

This announcement comes on the heels of a $215,000 donation to the United Way of Niagara Falls and Greater Fort Erie thanks to an ambitious Niagara Casinos' workplace campaign that raised $115,000 in addition to a corporate contribution of $100,000.

In addition to monetary support, Niagara Casinos strongly encourages its employees to participate in community initiatives. As a result, the region's charitable sector benefits from thousands of volunteer hours and professional services helping to raise funds and awareness for local charities and community organizations.

"I am always amazed by the dedication and generosity we see from the casino associates," said Elaine Pihach, executive director at Project SHARE. "And I am so thankful we can continue to count on their support year after year."

About Niagara Casinos' Corporate Giving Program: The mandate of Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara's corporate giving program is to enhance the quality of life for residents of the Niagara Region through charitable donations and community sponsorships, which support a diverse number of nonprofit and charitable organizations. Significant support is extended to the region as a tourist destination with contributions toward local festivals and events, and destination marketing organizations and initiatives.

Supporting communities through giving has always been a cornerstone of Niagara Casinos' business. In collaboration with various community stakeholders, Niagara Casinos has contributed more than $15 million in sponsorships through its corporate giving program since 1997.

About Project SHARE: Created in 1991, Project SHARE was developed as a nonprofit charitable organization in response to an increased demand for emergency services. Project SHARE provides emergency food and support services to residents of Niagara Falls, Ontario, who are living on or below the poverty line as stipulated by Statistics Canada. The programs are designed to create positive, proactive alternatives in order that people can help themselves and their families in times of crisis.

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