Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Celebrates 25th Anniversary in Abbotsford
With 25 Days Of Giving
October 30, 2017 – Abbotsford, BC – Today, the Abbotsford Community Services received a cheque for $5,000 towards its Starfish Pack Backpack Program from Chances Abbotsford as part of GatewayGIVES’ 25 Days of Giving in celebration of Gateway’s 25th anniversary in the business of entertainment.
GatewayGIVES is the corporate giving and community engagement program of Gateway Casinos. The 25 Days of Giving campaign will contribute $5,000 to a worthy local charity selected by employees, in each of the communities where Gateway operates. At the end of the October campaign, GatewayGIVES will have donated a total of $125,000 to the deserving, employee-selected, charities across Canada.
Gateway has dedicated the month of October to celebrate its silver anniversary with customers, communities and employees. As part of the festivities they launched the 25 Days of Giving campaign through GatewayGIVES and are letting their employees select the charity of their choice in the communities where they live and work. The Starfish Pack Backpack program was selected in recognition of its ongoing efforts to ensure that the disadvantaged children in the Abbotsford School District are going home with backpacks packed with food over the weekend.
Monica Johnston, an employee at Chances Abbotsford, nominated the charity and said that “children should be able to make friends and be carefree…they should get to start off with good food every day and not have to worry about an adult thing; such as, where their next meal is coming from.” The GatewayGIVES 25 Days of Giving selection committee could not have agreed more.