October 20, 2017 – Burnaby, BC – A Better Life Foundation received a cheque for $5,000 from Grand Villa Casino 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. A Better Life Foundation was selected in recognition of its ongoing efforts to raise funds towards providing food security to women, children, and those in assisted living. They also work to provide job training and employment opportunities for the community at large.

“A Better Life Foundation is thrilled to accept this donation from Grand Villa Casino. We are thankful and truly appreciative that Gateway has stepped forward and is showing us that they are committed to not just feeding their community but also driving upward mobility towards creating sustainable, healthy communities.  These funds are critical to our ability to help. It will provide over 1,400 meals and ancillary support for those that need it for months to come.” Mark Brand, Entrepreneur and Board Chair at A Better Life Foundation.

Rowland England, General Manager of Grand Villa Casino said “I am thrilled that Grand Villa Casino has the opportunity to donate to such a wonderful organization.  The work that A Better Life Foundation undertakes and the many people in need they support is truly an inspiration for us all.  Through their work, we are able to contribute and at a minimum provide meals to people in need.”

What other Gateway employees had say about A better Life Foundation

“I picked A Better Life Foundation because they are not focus in providing food security for women, children, and those in assisted living but they also providing them job training and employment opportunities to help them survive and get out from the cycle of poverty.” Cecile Viloria – Guest Services Supervisor – Grand Villa Casino

“We are honored to take part in this amazing organization and being able to contribute to A Better Life Foundation. They have continuously volunteered around the clock for a meaningful change to assist those in need. We are so grateful knowing what their team does and how many lives they have changed on a day-to-day basis in our community.” Saad Fadl-Alla – Food & Beverage & Guest Service Manager – Grand Villa Casino