Easter Seals Nevada Awarded $20,760 from MGM Resorts Foundation to Help Build Employment Programs

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Easter Seals Nevada Awarded $20,760 from MGM Resorts Foundation to Help Build Employment Programs

Funds will help Nevadans with disabilities receive vocational training
to seek and prepare for jobs in Las Vegas community

Easter Seals Nevada, the nonprofit that serves more than 8,000 Nevadans with disabilities every year, was recently awarded a generous $20,760 grant from The MGM Resorts Foundation to strengthen its employment programs and provide the necessary training to help place individuals with disabilities and other employment barriers.

“Every dollar makes a difference at Easter Seals and the funds from MGM Resorts Foundation will provide valuable pre-vocational and vocational training to adults with disabilities,” said Brian Patchett, President and CEO of Easter Seals Nevada. “Our clients feel a sense of pride when they support themselves, contribute to their family households and interact with peers in a work setting. A strong employment program is crucial to helping them receive the necessary training to become more independent and self-sufficient.”

Easter Seals Nevada will use the grant to create workshops focusing on building skills for the workplace such as how to interact with peers and superiors in the work field, how to take directions and the importance of being punctual. Supplemental training videos will also be incorporated in the programming.

“The services Easter Seals provides are critical to the wellbeing of many in our community who are sometimes overlooked,” said Shelley Gitomer, Vice President of Philanthropy and Community Engagement for MGM Resorts International. “It’s our pleasure to present Easter Seals with yet another MGM Resorts Foundation grant and further support their efforts to help southern Nevadans with disabilities.”

Easter Seals Nevada strives to create solutions that help people with disabilities become self-sufficient through education, community partnerships and direct services. Businesses interested in partnering with Easter Seals Nevada’s employment program may call Joleen Arnold, 702-677-3585 or visit

About Easter Seals Nevada
Since 1950, Easter Seals Nevada has been advocating for, and working with, infants, children, youth and adults who have disabilities and other challenges. We work to address our community’s social service gaps, and to leverage partnerships and other strategic opportunities to increase participation in economic and civic life for all people. Easter Seals Nevada is one of Nevada’s largest community disability agencies serving more than 8,000 people with disabilities and their families each year. To keep up with Easter Seals Nevada’s news and events, follow us on Twitter @EasterSealsNV and like us on Facebook or visit our website at

About The MGM Resorts Foundation
The purpose of The MGM Resorts Foundation is to collect and distribute monies and assets donated by employees of MGM Resorts (NYSE: MGM) for the aid and support of qualified community nonprofit programs, agencies or organizations designated exclusively by MGM Resorts employees. In addition, the Foundation collects and distributes donations to the Foundation by third-party non-employees to support charitable, scientific, literary, and educational activities approved by the Foundation’s Board of Directors and organized by MGM Resorts employees to benefit qualified non-profit charitable organizations designated by the Foundation’s Board.

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