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World Market Center Furniture and Home Décor Donations Now Arriving Daily at the Opportunity Village Thrift Store January 29, 2018 00:00

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January 29, 2018

World Market Center Furniture and Home Décor Donations Now Arriving Daily at the Opportunity Village Thrift Store

Ongoing Partnership Gives Savvy Shoppers the Chance to Own Brand-New, High-End and On-Trend Pieces Direct From the 2018 Winter Las Vegas Market Trade Show for a Fraction of the Price


Click to Tweet (https://ctt.ec/ySUrk): Shoppers can now find brand-new, high-end furniture and home decor donations as seen during World Market Center's Winter 2018 @lasvegasmarket at @oppvillagelv's Thrift Store #LVMKT

 

LAS VEGAS, NV – As mega trade shows and conferences come and go in Las Vegas, so, too, must the makings and merchandise in preparation for the next visitor-filled convention. And with the Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market set to run January 28 through February 1, host World Market Center is now graciously donating truckloads of the latest in home décor and furniture to the Opportunity Village Thrift Store.  

From bohemian chic dresser sets to rustic farmhouse kitchen tables, glamorous light fixtures to vintage wall art and more, savvy shoppers come back year after year to discover the unique and trendy offerings that, with the help of volunteers, make their way from the massive venue to the not-for-profit’s 390 S. Decatur retail location following the annual show. As the most comprehensive furniture, home décor and gift market in the Western United States, the Opportunity Village Thrift Store’s donation yield will once again include brand-new pieces as seen in high-end furnishings publications – many with deals of up to 50-75% or more off the retail price.  

“Whether you’re an interior design pro or an amateur decorator on a budget, these are items you’ve probably been coveting online or in a magazine … and now, they’re in your price range,” says Eric Butwinick, Opportunity Village’s Director of Retail Operations. “Shop early and shop often in the weeks to come; these donations will go fast.”

Shoppers can browse and buy World Market Center merchandise – and much more – from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Saturday, with Sunday hours from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Every penny of the retail shop’s proceeds support Opportunity Village’s myriad programs and services for Southern Nevadans with intellectual disabilities, including training and providing a paycheck to the Thrift Store’s many client employees.   

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.

 

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Marty Wood
Opportunity Village
702-880-4041
woodm@opportunityvillage.org


Opportunity Village’s Job Discovery Program Named a Merit Finalist Award Recipient in Mutual of America’s 2015 Community Partnership Award Competition March 25, 2016 10:15

Click to tweet: (http://ctt.ec/83afa) .@OppVillageLV’s Job Discovery Program was named a Merit Finalist in Mutual of America’s 2015 Community Partnership Award Competition

LAS VEGAS  - On Thursday, March 10, Opportunity Village’s Job Discovery Program was recognized as a Merit Finalist Award Recipient as one of 10 finalists out of organizations nationwide in Mutual of America’s 2015 Community Partnership Award Competition at a luncheon and award presentation at Cili Restaurant in Las Vegas. Also in attendance as supporters of the Job Discovery Program: The Animal Foundation, YMCA, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, Goodwill, Clean the World, Heritage Senior Facility, Three Square Food Bank, Sunrise Children’s Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, and the Clark County School District.

 

Opportunity Village’s JDP (Job Discovery Program) is a partnership between the organization and the Clark County School District that provides students with intellectual disabilities in high school the opportunity to receive vocational training in six different skill sets including commercial and industrial kitchen work, indoor and outdoor maintenance, retail, grounds keeping, and child care. These students between the ages 18-22 years spend six hours a day learning these skills at 14 various sites and rotating every 9 weeks.

Photo 1:

On March 10, Opportunity Village’s CEO Emeritus, Ed Guthrie, accepted Mutual of America’s 2015 Community Partnership Award in honor of Opportunity Village’s Job Discovery Program presented by Ted Herman, Vice Chairman of Mutual of America and Thomas Gilliam, President of the Mutual of America Foundation at Cili Restaurant in Las Vegas.

Photo 2: On March 10, Opportunity Village’s President and CEO Bob Brown spoke on behalf of Opportunity Village at Mutual of America’s 2015 Community Partnership Award luncheon at Cili Restaurant in Las Vegas.

 

 

Photo 3:

On March 10, Opportunity Village received an award for the Job Discovery Program being chosen as a Merit Finalist in Mutual of America’s 2015 Community Partnership Award Competition at Cili Restaurant in Las Vegas.

About the Mutual of America Community Partnership Award

The Mutual of America Community Partnership Award annually honors the outstanding contributions that 10 nonprofit organizations, in partnership with public, private and other social sector organizations, make to society. Last year, Mutual of America celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Community Partnership Award. Since 1996, 200 partnerships from cities and towns across America have been recognized. To learn more, visit mutualofamerica.com/cpa. To watch videos of all 20 national award-winning programs, visit the official YouTube channel for the Mutual of America Foundation Community Partnership Award.


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