Opportunity Village begins March to $100K fundraising initiative for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
LAS VEGAS – March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, and Opportunity Village has officially kicked off its March to $100K campaign, a 31-day fundraiser that seeks to raise $100,000 from Southern Nevada donors in support of the adults within the organization’s myriad programs and services.
The money raised for March to $100K will derive from a combination of public donations, matching gifts, online fundraisers, private parties, and also product, ticket and merchandise sales from restaurants and shows throughout the Las Vegas Valley and up and down the Strip.
“Here at Opportunity Village, we’re always looking to push the envelope and get creative with our fundraising efforts,” said Adam K. Joseph, Vice President of Philanthropy at Opportunity Village. “March to $100K is an ambitious campaign and we look forward to working with all of Las Vegas to turn this goal into a reality during a month (March) that will simultaneously be bringing awareness nation-wide to individuals with disabilities.”
Proceeds from Nevada’s Big Give on March 21st, Opportunity Village’s NCAA Tournament bracket competition – Picks for OV: Hoops Hoopla – and a partnership with Geeks Who Drink will all go towards March to $100K.
Picks for OV: Hoops Hoopla will run from March 21-April 8, and the Geeks Who Drink’s Geek Bowl XIII benefiting Opportunity Village takes place Saturday, March 2nd at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
For more information on Opportunity Village’s March to $100K fundraising initiative or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact Daryl at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit opportunityvillage.org.
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 clients – 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 $3.6 million in 2018. They are hardworking and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.
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Marty Wood, Opportunity Village