Click to tweet: (https://ctt.ac/YKU6b) Love @OppVillageLV? Visit any #LasVegas @BurgerKing during the month of September to help support adults with disabilities in Southern Nevada. #OpportunityVillage
LAS VEGAS — For the second consecutive year, 43 Burger King restaurants in Southern Nevada will participate in a month-long fundraising campaign to support Opportunity Village, a local non-profit serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The campaign, which collectively raised $31,563 last year, begins on September 1st and runs through the month.
One hundred percent of all proceeds raised at the 43 Burger King locations, which are owned and operated by Glencoe Management, will support Opportunity Village's Magical Forest — one of Southern Nevada's renowned holiday traditions that features hundreds of dazzling trees and a wide variety of family-fun entertainment running November 23 to December 31.
"Glencoe Management is thrilled to be holding our second annual fundraising campaign to benefit Opportunity Village," said Megan Keith, Director of Marketing of Glencoe Management. "Last year’s inaugural campaign surpassed our expectations; with our guests’ assistance we raised over $31,000 for Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest. We plan to beat that amount this year.”
During the September campaign, Burger King guests who donate $1 will receive a pair of coupons for a return visit: one for free French Fries or Onion Rings; the other, for one free, soft-serve ice cream.
Funds raised will be allocated back to Opportunity Village’s myriad programs and services that seek to enrich the lives of adults with disabilities and give each of them a sense of Pride, Purpose and a Paycheck.
"We can’t thank Burger King and Glencoe Management enough for their kind hearts and commitment to supporting adults with disabilities in Southern Nevada," said Bob Brown, President and CEO of Opportunity Village. "Their generosity will touch many lives across our organization and also help spread the critical message of inclusion all around the Las Vegas Valley.”
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.
Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than six decades 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, Opportunity Village serves nearly 2,000 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 $3.7 million in 2016. They are hardworking 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 more than $37 million annually.
Megan Keith, Glencoe Management
Kristin Hoxie, Opportunity Village
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Jenna Greene, R&R Partners
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