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Help Opportunity Village Clients Dress to Impress at the April 14 Starlight Ball April 03, 2017 00:00


You'd Be Foolish to Miss OV Thrift Store's April Fool's Day Sale! March 31, 2017 00:00


Spring and Special Edition Mother's Day Cookies Now Available! March 30, 2017 00:00


Family and Friends of OV to Host Pasta In the Park at Sean's Park March 28, 2017 00:00


Convenient Walk-In Shredding Now Available at Our Henderson Campus! March 24, 2017 00:00


Nevada's Big Give Is Thursday, March 23. Will You Support Opportunity Village? March 22, 2017 00:00


WINTER WEAR FAIR: Stock Up and Save This Spring at OV Thrift March 13, 2017 00:00


Get the Luck O' the Shopper On St. Patrick's Day at OV Thrift! March 03, 2017 00:00


St. Patrick's Day Sweets Now Available From the Opportunity Village Cookie Crafters! March 01, 2017 00:00


Opportunity Village Tips Off On Brackets for Good Game Day with a Channel 8 Appearance! February 24, 2017 00:00

Opportunity Village's own Dominic Barley is onscreen again with the folks at Channel 8, starting the morning of the Brackets for Good tourney tipoff with a pep talk that'll get all of Southern Nevada rallying for our home team! We go head-to-head with powerhouse nonprofit World Food Program USA in the first round of the competition, which starts at 6:00 PM TONIGHT and ends next Friday at 5:59 PM.
To view the matchup and donate to Opportunity Village, click here.
Click here or on the image above to view the clip in its entirety.

Opportunity Village Is Chatting Brackets for Good On MORE FOX5! February 23, 2017 00:00

That's our own Dominic Barley with the one and only Monica Jackson of FOX5's MORE show, and he's dishing about Opportunity Village's journey to the Brackets for Good tourney! DON'T FORGET: The competition kicks off at 6 PM TOMORROW!

Click the image or link below to view the full clip.

FOX5 Vegas - KVVU


Happy Valentine's Day! LOVE, Opportunity Village February 14, 2017 00:00

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Orthobiologic Company Bioventus Raises $10,000 for Opportunity Village February 13, 2017 00:00

LAS VEGAS – February 13, 2017 – Bioventus, a global leader in orthobiologic solutions, announced it raised $10,000 for Opportunity Village. More than 240 Bioventus employees, most of whom make up the Bioventus US sales force, took part in a team building exercise in Las Vegas on February 10 and donated the money directly to the non-profit organization. This marks the third consecutive year that the Bioventus US sales force has used its annual team-building event to generate awareness and funds for charitable causes.

Jeff Acuff, Senior Vice President US Sales, Bioventus Presents Check for $10,000 to Representatives from Opportunity Village

Jeff Acuff, Senior Vice President US Sales, Bioventus Active Healing Therapies, Presents $10,000 Check to Gregory Gudenkauf and Blankmeyer of Opportunity Village

Opportunity Village serves adults in the Southern Nevada community with intellectual and related disabilities and works to enhance their lives and the lives of their families. The organization accomplishes this through vocational training, community employment, day services, advocacy, arts and social recreation. Citizens with intellectual disabilities are able to find new friends, realize future career paths, seek independence and community integration and unleash creative passions.

The organization also operates four employment training center campuses and a Thrift Store in Southern Nevada, providing vocational training and placement for hundreds of adults in jobs throughout the community. Ultimately, Opportunity Village’s goal is to help these individuals find independent employment in jobs within the Las Vegas Valley.

“Parents always want the best for their children and the founders of Opportunity Village simply wanted a place their children could grow, make friends, and develop life skills,” said Jeff Acuff, Senior Vice President of Sales – US, Bioventus. “Today, no matter where they fall on the disability spectrum, Opportunity Village helps children and adults to go as far as possible as they try new jobs and learn new skills. Our team at Bioventus is deeply moved by the experience of supporting such a worthwhile organization.”

“For more than 60 years we’ve been enriching the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Southern Nevada through employment training and job placement, along with other programs and services for people with more severe disabilities. We assess each person to learn their specific goals, interests and passions, and strive to place them in a safe environment that will allow them to thrive and flourish,” said Bob Brown, Opportunity Village President and CEO. “This donation from Bioventus will help us continue to provide these important programs and services to the wonderful folks we serve.”
About Bioventus

Bioventus is an orthobiologics company that delivers clinically proven, cost-effective products that help people heal quickly and safely. Its mission is to make a difference by helping patients resume and enjoy active lives. Bioventus has two product portfolios for orthobiologics, Bioventus Active Healing Therapies and Bioventus Surgical that make it a global leader in active orthopaedic healing. Its EXOGEN® Ultrasound Bone Healing System is the #1 prescribed bone healing system in the US and is the only FDA-approved bone healing device that uses safe, effective ultrasound to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. Built on a commitment to high quality standards, evidence-based medicine and strong ethical behavior, Bioventus is a trusted partner for physicians worldwide.

For more information, visit www.BioventusGlobal.com and follow the company on Twitter @Bioventusglobal.

Media Contact:
Thomas Hill, +1 919-474-6715, thomas.hill@bioventusglobal.com

Bioventus, the Bioventus logo, and EXOGEN are registered trademarks of Bioventus LLC.

To view on bioventusglobal.com: http://bit.ly/2l8PBEV


GAME ON: Vegas' Home Team Is Tournament-Bound February 10, 2017 00:00

Philanthropy's taken a page from NCAA basketball's March Madness playbook, and Opportunity Village has earned a coveted Brackets for Good tournament berth! 

On Friday, February 24, we'll go head-to-head in the first round of the online, single-elimination contest, featuring 63 other fierce nonprofit players from coast-to-coast. And we're making a full-court press to recruit you, along with our entire community, to be on our roster of leading scorers for Nevada's only competing team. Let's show 'em our home court advantage, power players!

Keep your eyes open for updates from the Opportunity Village locker room in the coming weeks. We'll be passing you key sideline reports, a tournament playbook (where we'll break everything down so you know the drill before game time) and much more as the countdown continues!
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OV In the News: Thrift Store Featured on MORE FOX5! February 09, 2017 00:00

Watch MORE FOX5's Maria Silva and Opportunity Village's own Kristin Hoxie chat it up about the latest batch of BRAND NEW furniture and decor donations direct from the showroom floor of World Market Center! From shabby chic to modern elegance, the on-trend home offerings will continue to roll in throughout the month of February at the Opportunity Village Thrift Store. Click the image below or click here to view the entire clip! 
Opportunity Village Thrift Store
390 S. Decatur Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89107
Monday - Saturday:
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday:
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Opportunity Village Announces its Participation in Together for Choice Coalition and its Nationwide Initiative February 07, 2017 00:00

Opportunity Village Announces its Participation in Together for Choice Coalition and its Nationwide Initiative

 

Coalition committed to finding solutions for the shortage of housing and vocational opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities

 

Las VegasOpportunity Village announces its participation in Together for Choice, a new coalition of service providers, family members and concerned citizens that is launching a national initiative to find solutions for the growing shortage of suitable housing and vocational opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

 

As Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities and provider for vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services to nearly 2,000 individuals annually, Opportunity Village is committed to bringing awareness to the lack of adequate independent housing. Through this coalition, Opportunity Village will take part in educating the public and key influencers on the need for Medicaid funding of choice-based housing, employment and training, and developing policy reform initiatives.


 “Together for Choice plays a vital role in serving the wonderful individuals with disabilities who participate in Opportunity Village’s programs and services. Our involvement in the coalition will help set the stage for many important initiatives we have planned for the future, such as Betty’s Village residential facilities, right here in Southern Nevada,” said Bob Brown, president and CEO of Opportunity Village.

Together for Choice brings together representatives of organizations that serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, family members and loved ones from across the country to discuss the work that needs to be done to advance these individuals' rights and uncover solutions to expand their choices.

 

For more information about Together for Choice and its initiatives, visit www.togetherforchoice.org


Opportunity Village Featured In Cox's "Heart of Vegas" Series January 20, 2017 00:00

Opportunity Village was honored to be featured in Cox's 96th episode of their "Heart of Vegas" series! Filled with plenty of heartwarming moments and insightful information, this video is a must-watch for anyone getting to know the depth and breadth of our wonderful organization.


Expedia's Viewfinder Travel Blog: 20 Places That Are Better In the Off-Season January 18, 2017 00:00

Opportunity Village's Magical Forest got a shout out as one of the best reasons to visit Vegas in the off-season! We agree! Read the rest of the piece here: http://bit.ly/2kqnpdK

NOW AVAILABLE: Valentine's Day Cookies Baked With Love! January 18, 2017 00:00

Visit cookiecrafterslv.com or call (702) 880-4040 to place an order for your beloved to savor this Valentine's Day! 

Findlay Community Spotlight: Opportunity Village January 05, 2017 00:00

Thank you to our generous community partner, Findlay Automotive, for featuring Opportunity Village in this fantastic spotlight in January! President and CEO Bob Brown talks all things Opportunity Village, while Stacy Carlston covers our Pathway to Work and Job Discovery Program. The Magical Forest and Cheyenne's Magical School Bus Tours, along with a special message from Santa himself, round out this thoughtful piece!

Get to Know the Opportunity Village Crew Who Keep McCarran Airport Tidy! December 29, 2016 00:00

When you fly the friendly skies of Vegas, you may spot some of our fantastic Opportunity Village folks as you're traveling through McCarran International Airport's B and C gates or parking areas! A partnership between McCarran Airport and Opportunity Village, these hard-working individuals earn their paycheck cleaning key areas of the bustling hub. Get the rundown in this episode of Flight Path: We're so honored to have been featured in the "At Your Service" segment (it begins around the 21-minute mark)! Don't forget to like McCarran's YouTube page while you're there!

Visit to Las Vegas' Opportunity Village Provides Perspective for Aztecs Players December 15, 2016 00:00

Check out this amazing look at the San Diego State Aztec Football team's visit to Opportunity Village's Engelstad Campus before facing off with the University of Houston at this year's Las Vegas Bowl! Read the full story here: http://bit.ly/2hGgyem 

Chef Fred Patterson: Making Food Work for Nonprofit Opportunity Village December 14, 2016 00:00

Our own Chef Fred Patterson was featured in the Review-Journal! Check out the rest of his interview here: http://bit.ly/2hGrjh5

MSN's 10 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas This Christmas Season December 08, 2016 00:00

The Magical Forest was featured as one of MSN's 10 reasons to visit Las Vegas this Christmas season! Read more here: http://bit.ly/2hGU25n