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Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Foxwoods raise over $140K during MPTN Giving Campaign16 January 2017
(PRESS RELEASE) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Foxwoods Resort Casino raised over $140,000 during the 2016 MPTN Giving Campaign, an annual fundraising effort to support community members in need. Local beneficiaries included United Way of Southeastern Connecticut and its partner agencies, and Foxwoods’ Employee Emergency Assistance Fund, which received $108,251 and $33,433, respectively. Additionally, Foxwoods’ fourth annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign collected over 15,000 new, unwrapped children’s toys, blankets, winter coats and other essentials for United Way of Southeastern Connecticut’s “Tommy Toy” Fund program.
“We are humbled to aid local organizations with missions to help those who need it most, and are grateful for the generosity of our team members, guests and community members who have made this year’s collective contribution possible,” said Chairman Rodney Butler of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. “The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Foxwoods embrace an ongoing commitment to give back to the community through our longstanding partnerships and programs, including United Way of Southeastern Connecticut and our Employee Emergency Assistance Fund.”
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is a local, nonprofit organization located in New London, Connecticut. Through research, the organization has found that certain areas within the community require careful attention in order to thrive. In support of New London County, the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut accordingly addresses at least one of these priority areas, including community wellness, thriving children, basic needs, and promoting independence, when allocating donation funds.
The Employee Emergency Assistance Fund was created by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Foxwoods to help aide eligible team members in times of personal financial crisis due to unexpected and emergency events. It is designed to address sudden, unexpected and critical catastrophes such as a family crisis, acute illness, natural disaster or fire. Team members are able to rely on funds that have been generously donated to the program through employee and non-employee contributions in their greatest time of need.