• 15-APR-2020

Wynn Resorts Launches Virtual Volunteer Program For Employees

LAS VEGAS (April 15, 2020) – Wynn Resorts is expanding its approach to community service with the launch of its new Virtual Volunteer program, a digital platform for employees to give back through national and local online volunteer opportunities. From assisting the visually impaired to mentoring high school students to building websites for small businesses, employees can choose from hundreds of ways to offer their personal and professional skills to help people in need.

"Wynn employees volunteer more than 50,000 hours every year at Company-sponsored events in support of our vital nonprofit partners," said Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox. "This commitment to service doesn't stop just because it can't be done in person. The Virtual Volunteer program is an innovative new way to think about volunteering and keeps our employees close to the causes they care about most."

Virtual volunteer opportunities are available in dozens of cause areas including crisis relief, mental health, technology, business services, the arts, childhood and continuing education, assisting veterans, and many more. National and local partners in Las Vegas and Boston will continue to be added, and currently include:

  • 7Cups
  • American Corporate Partners
  • Be My Eyes
  • Bookshare
  • Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada
  • Bread of Life
  • Career Village
  • Catchafire
  • Cradles to Crayons
  • iCouldBe
  • Kline Veterans Fund
  • Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept.
  • LibriVox
  • Message of Hope
  • Missing Maps Mapathon
  • Nevada Diabetes Association
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Opportunity Village
  • Smithsonian Digital Volunteers
  • Strive For College
  • Tech Soup
  • Translators Without Borders

To meet their most immediate needs nonprofit partners can request help with specific tasks, like the current ask from Opportunity Village for employee participation in a homemade greeting card drive. "As we continue our mission of providing services to individuals with intellectual and related disabilities, we also continue to need support from our community," said Bob Brown, President and CEO of Opportunity Village. In other cases employees will provide longer commitments, like becoming a sighted volunteer who virtually connects with blind or low-vision individuals in need via the Be My Eyes app. "Be My Eyes provides free, 24/7 sight support to any person who needs it, and our platform is powered by volunteers and companies that care," said Will Butler, Vice President of Community at Be My Eyes.

Nonprofit organizations can request participation in the Virtual Volunteer program by completing the assessment survey on the Wynn Employee Foundation website at wef.wynnresorts.com.


About Wynn Resorts' Covid-19 Relief Efforts

Wynn Resorts is committed to supporting its home communities impacted by Covid-19 with relief efforts that fill financial and supply chain gaps where it matters the most. To date, The Company has procured and donated more than $2.8 million worth of financial aid, personal protective equipment, food and prepared meals, and essential cleaning and hygiene supplies to dozens of health care facilities and local nonprofit organizations throughout Las Vegas and Boston.

This includes more than 245,000 N95 respirator masks, 730,000 surgical masks, and 560,000 pairs of medical gloves to hospitals, nursing homes, and law enforcement agencies; $125,000 in funds and $915,000 worth of food including 14,000 prepared meals to local food banks; and $100,000 in funds to domestic violence shelters. Most recently, the Company launched its new Virtual Volunteer program, an innovative digital platform that connects more than 15,000 Wynn employees under stay-at-home mandates to hundreds of online volunteer opportunities. The donation and volunteer strategies follow an extensive financial protection plan implemented by Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox that ensures all Wynn employees in North America will continue to receive their full wage, including their average tip, through May 15, 2020.

For more on Wynn Resorts ongoing Covid-19 relief efforts and additional health and safety measures please visit www.WynnInfo.com.

Eric Kreller