FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 21, 2016
Las Vegas Area Jersey Mike’s Subs is Donating 100% of Sales on March 30 to Opportunity Village
LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas’ Favorite Charity, Opportunity Village, is joining forces with Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants throughout the Las Vegas area for their sixth annual ‘Month of Giving.’
During Jersey Mike’s annual March ‘Month of Giving’ fundraising campaign, customers can make a donation to Opportunity Village at any area Jersey Mike’s restaurant (http://bit.ly/1nRlZZD). On the final ‘Day of Giving,’ Wednesday, March 30, Jersey Mike’s restaurants in the Las Vegas area will donate 100% of sales to Opportunity Village.
“We are very excited to partner with Jersey Mike’s for their sixth annual ‘Month of Giving Campaign’ and greatly appreciate their generosity. They go above and beyond when it comes to giving back to the communities that they operate in, and we are very grateful,” said Dawn Newburg, Chief Development and Operations Officer at Opportunity Village.
Proceeds from this campaign will directly benefit the programs and services offered to thousands of individuals with intellectual disabilities at Opportunity Village. Last year, Jersey Mike’s raised more than $3 million for 150 charities nationwide during the fundraising campaign. For a list of participating locations, please visit http://www.jerseymikes.com/mog.
About Jersey Mike’s Subs
Jersey Mike’s, a fast-casual sub sandwich franchise with more than 1,500 locations open and under development nationwide, believes that making a sub sandwich and making a difference can be one and the same. Jersey Mike’s offers A Sub Above®, serving authentic fresh sliced subs on freshly baked bread – the same recipe it started with in 1956 – and is passionate about giving back to its local communities. For more information, please visit www.jerseymikes.com or follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/jerseymikes) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/jerseymikes).
About Opportunity Village
Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve their lives and the lives of their families.
Opportunity Village was founded in 1954 by seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible. Now, more than 60 years later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States.
Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities (who we call OVIPs), Opportunity Village serves nearly 3,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more purposeful and interesting.
Opportunity Village citizens – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $3.9 million in 2014. They are hard-working and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.
Primarily a self-funded organization, Opportunity Village generates the majority of its operational funding through its employment contracts and fundraising efforts such as the Magical Forest and Great Santa Run, saving Nevada taxpayers nearly $35 million annually.