WORLEY, Idaho (March 1, 2022) – It was a small addition but it’s led to some big payouts for area charities. In May 2021 Coeur d’Alene Casino added donation boxes to their ticket redemption machines. These boxes which collect small change have accrued more than $23,000 in just eight months thanks to generous guests.
The recipient of the money raised from the boxes changes every few months with Spokane Humane Society being the most recent. Today the organization received a check for $10,262. Money raised will go to support the adoption center, pet food bank, veterinary services and education initiatives.
In addition, Coeur d’Alene Casino is donating $3,000 to Benewah Humane Society. Also known as Hope’s Haven Animal Shelter, the no-kill shelter is located in St. Maries.
Newby-ginnings of North Idaho, Inc. was the first recipient of the new donations receiving a check for $12,897 in September. The non-profit “thrift store” in Post Falls, Idaho provides necessities and essential household items to veterans, active military and their families at no cost.
This is just the latest set of Coeur Connections donations. In November Coeur d’Alene Casino hosted their annual Winter Blessing giving $20,000 to deserving individuals and non-profits in the Inland Northwest.
This past fall was the sixth year Coeur d’Alene Casino supported breast cancer patients through the Kootenai Health Foundation. To date the casino has donated nearly $24,000 to the foundation.
Coeur Connections is not all about donations, Coeur d’Alene Casino employees regularly volunteer their time at Blessings Under the Bridge where they served food to the less fortunate. Each year the casino donates $10-15,000 in funds and event support bringing 30-40 employees to help serve nearly 500 people.
The property has been partnering with many of the same non-profits and fundraising initiatives for many years. As a long-time partner, the property participated in the annual Tools 2 Schools backpack drive in August, donating $10,000 to provide backpacks filled with supplies to financially challenged students.
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About Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel
Since 1993, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has operated the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel, located where sky greets Mt. Tch’mutpkwe, source of the St. Joe River, 25 miles from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The casino resort is among the largest employers in North Idaho employing between 850-1,100 depending on the season and contributing more than $33.3 million to education in the region since it opened. Additionally, millions more have gone in support of a wide range of public projects, emergency relief, charities and programs in the Pacific Northwest. Named Tribal Destination of the Year in 2019 by AIANTA and winning the silver Distinguished Dozen award from Courier in 2019 and 2020, the property features 300 rooms and suites, six distinct food and beverage venues and entertainment including live music and comedy as well as hands-on tours and experiences through the casino’s Cultural Tourism Program. Three million-dollar winners have found their luck on 100,000 square feet of gaming space offering nearly 1,200 video gaming machines and high stakes bingo. Additional amenities include a 15,000 square foot spa voted 1st for “Resort Spas that deliver the Ahh Factor” by Spatrips.com (2012), 40,000 square feet of meeting space, indoor and outdoor wedding locations and Circling Raven Golf Club, an 18-hole, par 72 course acclaimed as a “Top 100” course by every major golf publication in the U.S. The Gene Bates designed course is home to the Circling Raven Championship, an Epson Tour “Road to the LPGA” event, held annually in August. LIKE Coeur d’Alene Casino on Facebook and Instagram or follow us on Twitter. For more information about Coeur d’Alene Casino, visit www.cdacasino.com.