Caesars Entertainment and Caesars Foundation Assist Teacher Exchange™ in Expanding Reach in Clark County

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Caesars Entertainment and Caesars Foundation Assist Teacher Exchange™ in Expanding Reach in Clark County

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Friday, December 13, 2013 - 4:30pm

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LAS VEGAS, December 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ – As a result of a $250,000 contribution from Caesars Foundation and Caesars Entertainment, The Public Education Foundation’s Teacher EXCHANGE™ is expanding its reach throughout Clark County with the Teacher EXCHANGE Express, its new school supply delivery vehicle.

The Teacher EXCHANGE Express made its inaugural delivery on Dec. 12 to William G. Bennett Elementary School in Laughlin, Nev. Twenty-six teachers at the school received school supplies courtesy of Caesars Foundation, as HERO volunteers from Harrah’s Laughlin delivered the supplies to teachers. The teachers also learned more about how the Teacher EXCHANGE can enhance the classroom experience for their students.
 
“Caesars is proud to be a leader in helping the Teacher EXCHANGE influence educators throughout Southern Nevada,” said Thom Reilly, Executive Director of the Caesars Foundation. “Our commitment to helping the communities we operate in is integral to Caesars, and we are happy to have kicked-off this initiative with the Teacher EXCHANGE in Laughlin.”
 
The Teacher EXCHANGE, which helps thousands of teachers save hundreds of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses for school supplies, is a reuse/repurpose/surplus resource center available to all Southern Nevada public school teachers. This green initiative collects books, office supplies, manufacturing and convention overruns, and other surplus materials originally headed for landfills and instead distributes them to teachers for use in the classroom.
 
On its way back to Las Vegas, the Teacher EXCHANGE Express also stopped in Searchlight to distribute supplies to teachers. In the near future, the Teacher EXCHANGE will take its van to visit public schools in metropolitan Las Vegas and in outlying areas such as Sandy Valley, Goodsprings, Indian Springs, Bunkerville, Logandale, Moapa, Mesquite and Overton.
 
Since 2008, Caesars Entertainment and the Caesars Foundation have given nearly $1.5 million to support the Teacher EXCHANGE™ initiative.
 
“We are thankful to Caesars Entertainment and Caesars Foundation for enabling us to expand our services so we can reach greater numbers of students and teachers,” said Judi Steele, President of The Public Education Foundation.
 
To learn more about the Foundation’s Teacher EXCHANGE™ visit http://www.thepef.org/programs_exchange.html
 
About The Caesars Foundation
The Caesars Foundation is a private foundation funded by a percentage of operating income from Caesars Entertainment's resorts. The Foundation is the entity through which Caesars Entertainment funds programs and projects of $10,000 or more, as well as not-for-profit giving requirements imposed by certain operating jurisdictions. The Foundation's objective is to strengthen organizations and programs in the communities where our employees and their families live and work. For more information, please visit www.caesarsfoundation.com.  
 
About Caesars Entertainment Corporation
Caesars Entertainment Corporation is the world's most geographically diversified casino-entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, more than 73 years ago, Caesars has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions, and now operates casinos on four continents. The company's resorts operate primarily under the Harrah's®, Caesars® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars also owns the World Series of Poker® and the London Clubs International family of casinos. Caesars Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. Caesars is committed to environmental sustainability and energy conservation and recognizes the importance of being a responsible steward of the environment.  For more information, please visit www.caesars.com.
 
About The Public Education Foundation
The Public Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to mobilizing community and global resources to meet the challenges of educating a growing and diverse Southern Nevada population. The Foundation’s programs and initiatives are designed to improve student performance and advance quality educational opportunities for all children. For more information about the Foundation, go to www.thepef.org.
 
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Keywords: Education | Education | Environment | Innovation & Technology | Responsible Production & Consumption | Social Impact & Volunteering | Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment | caesars entertainment | caesars foundation | laughlin | teacher exchange

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