FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2018
Opportunity Village Thrift Store Introduces New Donation Center On Las Vegas Valley’s South Side
The Not-for-Profit Expands Its Retail-Based Footprint with Blue Diamond Road Drop-Off Site, with Attendants Now Accepting New and Gently-Used Goods Daily
Click to Tweet (https://ctt.ec/LIm5F): .@oppvillagelv Thrift Store's new attended donation center in the South Vegas Valley now accepting gently-used goods daily from 7 AM to 8 PM.
LAS VEGAS, NV – The Opportunity Village Thrift Store announces its roll-out of a permanent, attended donation center in the South, giving many Las Vegas Valley residents a convenient, new location to drop off gently-used goods. Donations and their proceeds support the beloved charity’s myriad programs and services for adults with intellectual disabilities, including its Thrift Store which serves as a training facility for its numerous client employees.
Attended from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily, the 4559 Blue Diamond Road site sits in a shopping center at Cameron Street just east of Decatur Boulevard. It joins the flagship 390 S. Decatur Boulevard retail storefront and donation center as one of the many avenues the public can become a friend – and a donor – to Southern Nevada’s largest private, not-for-profit community rehabilitation program.
“It’s a powerful thing to know your donation to the Opportunity Village Thrift Store, whether large or small, will be part of a journey that gives an adult with intellectual disabilities a richer, fuller life,” said Eric Butwinick, Director of Retail Operations at Opportunity Village. “This new site is so much more than a donation center; it’s a way to directly engage with our mission and make a difference.”
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 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 more than 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 more than $37 million annually.