(Akwesasne, NY, Dec. 18, 2015) – Every year, the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort holds a Christmas Toy Drive to support local organizations that provide holiday assistance to families in need. In previous years, the Toy Drive has raised as much as $5,000 in toy donations. This year, guests who donated an unopened and unwrapped toy or gift certificate received their choice of a FREE bingo card or $5 slot play. Additionally, the AMCR security department collected $860 internally and purchased 75 toys to donate to the cause. The combined efforts brought in over 565 toys this year.
The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort has partnered with the following organizations as recipients of the Christmas Toy Drive: St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Department of Social Services (DSS), and the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Department of Child & Family Services (DCFS).“We are proud to continue our partnership with DSS and DCFS to provide Christmas gifts for families in need,” states Emily Lauzon, Assistant General Manager. “We would like to thank our guests for participating and help provide families with gifts this holiday season.”
*AMCR Staff with Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe's Department of Social Services [DSS]. *
*AMCR's Staff with Mohawk Council of Akwesasne's Department of Child & Family Services [DCFS]. *