Leadership from Caesars Entertainment’s Atlantic City resorts, including Caesars, Tropicana and Harrah’s Resort, recently presented Covenant House New Jersey’s Atlantic City shelter with a $15,000 donation on behalf of The Caesars Foundation.
“We are grateful to have an opportunity to support Covenant House in their mission to end homelessness among young people in our area,” said Noel Stevenson, regional director of marketing & communications, Caesars Entertainment. “Hundreds of youths facing homelessness walk through their doors each year. Our donation will allow the Atlantic City site to continue providing a safe place and resources for hundreds of individuals in our community and address immediate needs such as shelter, food and clothing. The work they are doing can make all the difference in a young person’s life.”
Covenant House provides housing and safety to those ages 18-21 at risk of homelessness and human trafficking nationwide in more than 31 states and internationally. Covenant House New Jersey, including their Atlantic City location, works to assist homeless youth through a variety of services to ensure security during transitional housing, explore employment opportunities, aid struggles with substance abuse, medical and mental health crises and deliver assistance during other at-risk situations. These services, as well as meals and shelter, are free to those in need of them and serve hundreds of youths across South Jersey.
“Covenant House New Jersey’s Atlantic City site is blessed to receive this generous gift from the Caesars Foundation, which will support the immediate needs, such as shelter, food and clothing, that we provide to hundreds of youths facing homelessness who walk through our doors each year,” said Jen Williams, senior development director, Covenant House New Jersey. “We are proud to serve the community together with Caesars and are thankful for their abundant support.”
Stevenson said that this donation is part of Caesars Entertainment’s mission to help the local community. “As the largest employer in the region, it’s important to Caesars Entertainment’s Atlantic City resorts that we do our part to help make Atlantic City a better place to work, live and play—for its residents, our team members and the millions of guests who visit the destination each year,” she said. Two of our core values are ‘all-in on service’ and ‘together we win,’ and we take this same approach with serving our community.”
She continued, “It is our mission to be a strong partner to the community we serve and support the many worthy organizations in our area, not only through financial support, but also boots-on-the-ground assistance. We call our team member volunteers Caesars HEROES and they live up to this title each year. Our team members are passionate about volunteerism and are always willing to lend a helping hand. The last time we tracked volunteer hours in the market, our team members had logged over 11,000 hours serving the community, which is equivalent to over 270 full-time jobs. We are very proud of Caesars HEROES in Atlantic City!”