Photo, from left to right: Brenda Rositano of the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation receives $1,000 donation from Tracey Benoit of Casino Nanaimo.
The Casino Nanaimo staff has an extra special job every three months. They each have a vote on how to spend the combined proceeds of “found money” left by customers during each business quarter. Tracey Beniot, Guest Services Supervisor, explained that customers sometimes leave chips or tickets with money remaining and the staff puts it to good use by helping a not-for-profit organization in Nanaimo.
The residual cash is collected over each quarter and staff then votes on recommended charities that are in need of support. In September Ms. Beniot presented Brenda Rositano, from the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation, with $1,000 for the purchase of equipment at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH). Rositano said, “It is very gratifying to know that staff thought of their hospital when deciding where to donate this unique gift. What a fabulous way for Casino Nanaimo to support worthy causes in their community. Thank you.”