Borgata Giving Back To Atlantic City This Holiday Season

Written By David Danzis on December 24, 2020 - Last Updated on December 27, 2020

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City’s brightest star, is not content with just a single act of kindness or only spreading a little holiday cheer this year.

Rather, Borgata thought 2020 deserved something a little more.

On Dec. 20, Borgata kicked off its 12 Days of Giving. In total, the MGM-owned casino will contribute $45,000 in gifts and donations to Atlantic County and New Jersey charitable organizations.

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The casino’s award-winning culinary team will also prepare a meal for front line workers in the region.

“This year has presented unprecedented hardships for people throughout the region. We felt it was important to contribute to a variety of causes so we could extend our reach to impact more of the community,” said Liza Costandino, director of communications for Borgata.

Here are some images Borgata shared from the team effort:

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The season + reason for Borgata giving

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the greater Atlantic City region’s economy, many local service organizations are finding themselves strapped for resources.

“We are delighted to give back this holiday season as we raise awareness for these wonderful non-profit organizations, whose missions are vitally important to our local community,” Costandino said.

So the Borgata team is giving back in a number of ways. Here are the recipients and amounts of Borgata’s individual donations:

  • Garden State Equality: $5,000

  • Community FoodBank of New Jersey: 120 frozen turkeys and a pallet jack for the organization’s warehouse
  • Covenant House New Jersey – Atlantic City Residential Crisis Center & Rights of Passage: 60 individual, pre-packaged meals on Christmas Eve
  • AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center100 individual, pre-packaged meals for the overnight shift of first-responders
  • Humane Society of Atlantic County250 pounds of dog and cat food, as well as toys and cleaning supplies
  • ARC of Atlantic County: $1,000 and 10 $100 grocery gift cards for ARC clients
  • Adelaide’s Place, A Center for WomenBorgata volunteers crocheted 60 scarves for women in need, as well as donated 60 toiletry kits with essential self-care items.
  • Center for Family Services220 duffle bags for the Center’s “Duffle Bag Project” 
  • AMVETS Post 911: 60 kits for military veterans, including winter hats, socks, and toiletry items.
  • Team Member Food DriveBorgata employees are collecting dry and canned food items for out-of-work Atlantic City employees. 

 

Photo by Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
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David Danzis is an award-winning journalist who has covered business, politics, government, education, and sports in New Jersey. Most recently, he wrote about Atlantic City casinos, online gaming, and sports betting for The Press of Atlantic City. David is a graduate of Rutgers University.

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