July 3, 2017
Opportunity Village Redesigns Thrift Store by Restructuring Space
to Create Fresh New Look
New Departments and Added Features to Enhance Customer Experience
Las Vegas – Opportunity Village announces the redesign of its acclaimed thrift store, located at 390 S. Decatur Blvd. Now reopened, the restructured space features new departments and showcased display areas that will provide customers with a fresh, enhanced shopping experience.
Opened in 2012, the current location of the Opportunity Village Thrift Store features over 3,800-square feet of retail space offering clothing and personal care products to furniture, household items, electronics and more. Having served Las Vegas for decades, Opportunity Village’s original store was located on Main Street in the downtown Arts District, and served customers until a devastating fire destroyed the store in 2010. Sue Kurland, who was recently hired as the store’s new general manager, had the vision of recapturing the artsy, eclectic feel that customers loved about the original location.
“The Opportunity Village Thrift Store is not just a thrift store, but also serves as a retail training center for people with intellectual disabilities to learn all aspects of retail,” said Sue Kurland, General Manager. “We decided to update the store to make it more beautiful for the community that supports us by shopping here, and for our clients to feel proud when they come to work every day!”
The newly designed store now features a Kids Corner, an Online Store showcasing items currently featured on Ebay and other online shopping sites, and a Study Room where customers can relax, read a book and engage with staff. The store also features new fashion displays in the front windows, as well as furniture items styled together as a complete set so customers can envision how pieces could look in their home.
Employing nearly 30 proud, hard-working individuals with intellectual disabilities, the Opportunity Village Thrift Store accepts donations from individuals as well as local businesses and organizations, conventions and overstock from designer and name brand retail stores. Merchandise often includes donations from popular annual conventions that shoppers look forward to each year, including World Market and the National Hardware Show. The store also features special sales and promotions, and offers each day of the week throughout the month.
The Opportunity Village Thrift Store is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Donations can be dropped off at the store, located at 390 S. Decatur Blvd., or arranged for free pickup by calling (702) 383-5911. For more information visit https://www.opportunityvillage.org/pages/thrift-store or to reach the store directly, call (702) 383-1082.
The Opportunity Village Thrift Store, located at 390 S. Decatur Blvd., has been restructured with new showcase display areas to provide customers with a fresh, enhanced shopping experience.
The newly redesigned Opportunity Village Thrift Store, located at 390 S. Decatur Blvd., now features a Study Room where customers can browse, relax and read a book.
Shoppers at the redesigned Opportunity Village Thrift Store, located at 390 S. Decatur Blvd., can expect to find new displays showcasing furniture, home décor and other items styled together as a complete set so customers can envision how pieces could look in their home.
About Opportunity Village
Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to enhance 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, 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 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 $37.4 million annually.
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