Queens, NY – Despite challenges faced this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and severe weather, Resorts World New York City (RWNYC) is proud to announce a year of giving to our neighbors in Queens and throughout New York. RWNYC donated more than $500,000 to various non-profits and organizations to support New Yorkers.
“Here at Resorts World New York City, we are honored to give back to our community and show our appreciation to all the incredible organizations in Queens and New York City. It has been a tough year because of the ongoing pandemic and Hurricane Ida, but we are New York, and New Yorkers stick together through good and bad times. We will continue to support our neighbors and spread some cheer throughout the year,” said Michelle Stoddart, VP, Community Development, Genting New York.
Resorts World New York City’s donation of $50,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens (BGCMQ) supported its after-school and universal Pre-K programs, servicing over 5,000 children in Queens. RWNYC team members also participated in BGCMQ’s Career Day to share their career journeys and purchased pre-K students’ wish lists gifts for a Secret Santa event.
The Queens Chamber of Commerce received $30,000, with RWNYC paying the annual chamber membership fees for 40 businesses that were financially affected by Covid-19, as part of the chamber’s Adopt-a-Member program.
In August, RWNYC’s donation of $25,000 to the Universal Hip Hop Museum gifted New Yorkers with some downtime by sponsoring the Queens portion of New York City’s ‘It’s Time for Hip Hop’ concert series.
Resorts World donated $20,000 to two of the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning’s programs: its annual Jamaica Flux public art project and its Black History Month programming.
Resorts World New York City partnered with York College to start an ‘Intro to Gaming’ course, slated to launch next summer and designed to introduce students to the exciting world of the casino gaming industry.
To help patients connect with their families and friends when Jamaica Hospital Medical Center discontinued its visitation policy, Resorts World generously donated $15,000 to help purchase iPads for patients in the hospital’s Covid-19 wards.
RWNYC also donated to the following organizations:
- Chinese Freemasons Athletic Club
- Citymeals on Wheels
- Long Island Children’s Museum
- Louis Armstrong House Museum
- New York Cares
- Swim Strong Foundation
- The River Fund New York
- Toys for Tots
- 106 Precinct Community Council
These gifts were made possible through Resorts World Gives, RWNYC’s corporate philanthropic program, which invests in the economic and social progress of communities surrounding RW properties. To learn more, visit rwnewyork.com/resorts-world-gives/.
Resorts World New York City was honored at the Queens Chamber of Commerce’s Building Recognition Awards for its impressive construction of the Hyatt Regency JFK at Resorts World New York. The Queens Chamber of Commerce’s Building Recognition Awards recognize excellence in the design and construction of buildings and building projects contributing to the architectural betterment of the Queens community since 1926. Resorts World New York City took home the Best New Construction and Interior Design award in the hotel category.
2022 can’t come fast enough at Resorts World New York City, with nonstop entertainment and exciting promotions rolling out each month. Ring in the New Year at Bar360 with a live DJ and a performance by George Lamond that’ll have you dancing all night long. Tickets are still available. Guests can stay for the weekend at our new luxury hotel, the Hyatt Regency JFK at Resorts World New York, with the New Year’s Eve Hotel Package, offering a two-night stay in a luxurious King or Queen guestroom for just $575! You can always find out more about our latest promotions and events at rwnewyork.com/promotions-events/.
About Resorts World Casino New York City
Resorts World New York City (RWNYC) is the only casino in New York City, offering over 10 million guests annually an unparalleled gaming and entertainment experience while generating over $3 billion for the State’s education system since opening in 2011. RWNYC is operated by the Genting Group, a global company founded in 1965, operating destination resorts in Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, the Bahamas, the United States and all four oceans through its Star Cruises, Dream Cruises and Crystal Cruises brands. Genting has more than 50 years of experience in the travel and leisure industry and collectively employs approximately 60,000 people while offering an unparalleled resort experience to over 50 million visitors a year worldwide.
December 20, 2021
Contact: Amaris Cockfield