SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (June 14, 2018) –On Wednesday, June 13, Saratoga Casino Hotel’s community outreach team, ‘Hands For Hope,’ provided a free meal to more than 300 guests at an outdoor picnic benefiting ‘Project Lift.’ The event took place at the Columbia Pavilion inside Saratoga State Park and was the second time Saratoga Casino Hotel donated the food for the picnic.
Franklin Community Center’s ‘Project Lift’ initiative is a free after-school program aimed at providing students in grades 1-5 with positive role models and additional education. The goal of the program is to offer a positive developmental path for students in the Saratoga Springs school district.
“We’re incredibly thankful for the support Saratoga Casino Hotel’s ‘Hands For Hope’ team provided to our Project Lift picnic,” said Lindsay Duma, Project Lift Program Coordinator at Franklin Community Center. “Support from groups like them allows us to continue to do our work within the community.”
Saratoga Casino Hotel created ‘Hands For Hope’ in 2016 to encourage employees to get involved in local causes across the Capital Region. More than a dozen casino employees volunteered their time yesterday to assist with catering the event. Saratoga Casino Hotel donated all of the food and drinks that were provided at the picnic.
“We’ve been long supporters of the Franklin Community Center for all the great work they do in our community,” said Alex Tucker, General Manager at Saratoga Casino Hotel. “We’re thrilled we could assist with their Project Lift initiative once again for another fantastic event.”