Community Engagement at Atlantis

Community Engagement Programs

Through Atlantis’ Community Engagement Programs, we donate to a number of organizations whose missions are to build stronger communities. Our giving is centered on these focus areas: veterans, public education, health and wellness, hunger relief and shelter, the cultural arts and children’s health.

Everi Cares™ Giving Kiosks

The Atlantis was excited to be the first northern Nevada resort to offer guests redeeming a gaming ticket the opportunity to make charitable donations. This technology is offered by slot manufacturing company, Everi.

Guests can donate their slot machine change to select charities, including Food Bank of Northern Nevada, The American Cancer Society - Great West Division and The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern and Central California & Northern Nevada.

Amount raised since the program's inception (March 13, 2018 - February 1, 2024)

OrganizationAmount Raised
American Cancer Society, Great West Division$90,063.24
Food Bank of Northern Nevada$85,805.95
Honor Flight Nevada$71,297.59
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada$79,325.15
Total Amount Raised$326,491.93

Investing in the Community
John Farahi Aquatic Center Donation

In October, the Atlantis pledged $250,000 to the City of Reno’s new Moana Springs Community Aquatics and Fitness Center. Our CEO John Farahi attended the city council meeting to present the donation, which will be used to purchase equipment and furniture for the facility’s fitness center and multi-use rooms. Set to open in the summer of 2024, the Moana Springs Community Aquatics and Fitness Center is a 52,000-square-foot facility that will include an Olympic-size indoor competition pool, a multi-use indoor recreation pool, an outdoor soaking pool, a 5,000-square-foot fitness center, locker rooms and multi-use rooms.

The Spirit of Volunteerism
Atlantis Volunteers

As part of our mission to make a positive impact in the community where we live, work, and raise our families, the Atlantis Volunteer Committee is dedicated to making a difference. Throughout the year, Team Members serve a number of organizations, working together for the greater good.

2023 Volunteering Work Included:

  • Washoe County Bartley Ranch Park Clean Up
  • Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful Virginia Lake Clean Up
  • United Way Community Pantry Food Distribution
A Coin for a Wish
make a wish logo

Every coin that’s thrown into any Atlantis fountain is collected and donated to Make-A-Wish of Northeastern and Central California & Northern Nevada. Since the inception of this program in 1992 and in addition to various hosted events on property, Atlantis guests have donated over $100,000 to Make-A-Wish.

Our Salute to Service
Salute To Service

The Atlantis is committed to supporting veterans in a number of ways. Every November, the Atlantis provides all who bravely served a complimentary lunch buffet in honor of Veterans Day. In 2023, the Atlantis proudly served 1,500 veterans at Toucan Charlie’s. Furthermore, the Atlantis was able to raise over $300 for Honor Flight Nevada by selling American flag pins at the Main Cage and The Shoppes at Atlantis.

The Atlantis supported several organizations in 2023, including:
  • Boys & Girls Club of the Truckee Meadows
  • Honor Flight Nevada
  • Nevada Cancer Coalition
  • Eddy House
  • Nevada Diabetes Association
  • Nevada Museum of Art
  • Vitalant
  • Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada
  • Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation
  • City of Reno
  • Washoe County School District
  • Culinary Institute of America
  • Better Business Bureau of Northern Nevada
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Pinocchio’s Moms on the Run
  • Food Bank of Northern Nevada
Other 2023 Highlights:
  • The Atlantis hosted six blood drives, helping Vitalant collect 801 units of life-saving blood. This will help as many as 2,403 people.
  • Winter Wonderland raised over $30,000 for Nevada Diabetes Association.
  • In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Atlantis offered guests a variety of special offers, raising $1,300 for Nevada Cancer Coalition.
  • The Atlantis collected 3,386 lbs. of food during the Holly Jolly Days Food Drive. This will provide 2,822 meals for the northern Nevada community.
  • The Turkey Drop event at the Atlantis helped The Salvation Army Reno collect 175 turkeys and $335 for local families.
  • Ahead of winter, team members from the Atlantis visited Anderson Elementary and Smithridge Elementary in Reno to provide students in need with new coats.
  • Over the course of a three-day Stuff A Bus event, the Atlantis partnered with the Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada and Lotus Radio to collect 1,200 lbs. of non-perishable food, 800 lbs. of warm clothes and 300 lbs. of toys.

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