FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Learn about Opportunity Village’s array of business lines and how to get involved
LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas’ Favorite Charity, Opportunity Village, is hosting a Community Showcase at the Magical Forest on Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The community is invited to preview the Magical Forest prior to its’ 25th anniversary and learn about the complete array of business lines offered at Opportunity Village, ranging from the OV Cleaning Crew™ to the OV Button Brigade™. Guests will be able to discover what Opportunity Village does for the community and how they can help the organization which serves nearly 3,000 people with intellectual disabilities annually. For entry, it is requested that individuals bring a donation for the Opportunity Village Thrift Store, paper to shred (maximum 5 boxes), or a monetary donation.
Families are welcomed to attend the event and enjoy free attractions in the Magical Forest including Rod’s Mini Golf and Cheyenne’s Enchanted Carousel. Opportunity Village’s Paper Pros™ document destruction truck will be onsite offering a drop-off for shredding services and the Opportunity Village Thrift Store truck will be collecting donations. Food and beverage offerings will include delicious goodies such as turkey legs, funnel cakes, ice cream sandwiches and more.
For additional information visit: http://www.ovevents.com. The Community Showcase will be located at Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest at 6300 W. Oakey Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89146.
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.
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