Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort develops charity campaign for the holidays

Traditionally, the holidays of Xmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza ring in a season of giving at the end of each year.

In Atlantic city, Ocean Resort the hotel casino inaugurated “Donation season” charity campaign, which started in November and continue through December.

Officials said the campaign was created because the donations were needed in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where families and the non-profit who serve them during the holidays have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Ocean program will provide $ 40,000 in gifts and monetary donations to more than one dozen non-profit organizations in southern NJ before the end of 2021. And the reason behind it all is to give back to the communityocean officials said.

“As Ocean builds on its success and continues to reinvest in our casino complex, we are also committed to investing in the local community in which we thrive,” said Kelly burke, Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing.

Ocean Resort Giving Season

Some of Ocean’s ideas for fundraising are creative, like the Festival of lights To Makai restaurant through December 6. Purchases of a special Hanukkah menu mean cash donations to Jewish family services from the ocean and Ketel A Family vodka.

While other ideas are inclusive. In support of the station LGBTQ guests, friends and allies, Ocean and Aperol associate monetary donations with The Trevor project – the biggest LGBTQ in the world suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ teens.

Actor Anthony wilkinson hosts Ocean Pride Happy Hour to Blush bar and lounge from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on December 17th.

Still other ideas are simplistic, such as a $ 1,500 gift of non-perishable food during December to Atlantic City Rescue Mission, who serves 600 meals per day.

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City will get new toys, books, and knee covers for hospital patients pediatric unit. The AVANZAR Center will receive donations from tote and toiletry bags, toiletries, socks, and Hats.

Everyone gets involved

Ocean sponsors a “Tree to offer” for the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City. The tree displays tags with the name of a club child as well as his to wishbecause Ocean employees and managers can pick up and return unwrapped gifts.

Throughout the month of December, members of the Ocean team collect winter clothes and baby formula for Adelaide Square, Atlantic City Rescue Mission, and The House of the Pact.

Same vice president ocean Chris O’Connor intensified. O’Connor attended the annual meeting of The Covenant House of New Jersey Atlantic City sleeping outside in solidarity with young people facing homelessness, rising above $ 11,000 sleep in his garden.

Ocean guests can also get involved by giving through January 1, 2022, if they visit the Salon 1927 and the Jingle Bell Bar: an ephemeral vacation experience. Bar purchases turn into donations Atlantic County Toys for Kids. Visitors get free entry December 18 to the HQ2 nightclub to Ocean if they bring a toy Don.

A few days before Christmas, Ocean staff plan to distribute wireless speakers and listeners for teens living at The Covenant House in Atlantic City. They will also have a holiday lunch 22 december.

It wasn’t just the holidays that donations mattered. In November, Ocean donated 75 $ 20 ShopRite Gift Cards for recipients at The New Jersey Community Food Bank buy vacation Turkey Where Ham.

So far in 2021, Ocean has donated $ 14,000 each one has four Atlantic City District charities through his “Change to change” initiative for a total of $ 56,000. Donations went to: The Hansen Foundation, Atlantic County RCAF, Earth angels for dementia, and Leaders in training.

The money was collected by the customers of the casino thanks to Ocean cares by depositing their coins in a casino floor box as charitable contributions to the local community.

Atlantic City casinos challenged by COVID

Undoubtedly, there is a need for donations in 2021. The Ocean donation campaign comes the year after the COVID-19 pandemic closed the casino and hotel doors in Atlantic City last year.

In 2020, nonprofits that depended on aid saw a drop in donations for the holidays. Casino properties in Atlantic City also saw 2020 earnings fall when COVID-19 forced all casinos to close their doors on March 16 up to 1st of July.

Ocean Resort also felt the pinch. In October 2021, Ocean Resort reported an overall game win of $ 30,133,1191, compared to a total game gain of $ 25,184,161 reported in Oct 2020.

But many South Jersey employees remain unemployed for the holiday season 2021. Some children cannot attend school in person. Some hospitals are at full capacity with COVID-19 patients.

Ocean said he realized there was a need to help community nonprofit organizations that support families. bigger than ever This year.

“By contributing to a variety of organizations, we are extending Ocean’s reach to impact multiple causes of community concern – including food security, homelessness, youth support, education, family services , health and wellness, among others, ”said Burke.

(AP Photo / Wayne Parry)