Opportunity Village, Valley Health System partner on donation sites February 06, 2019 16:00
LAS VEGAS – Opportunity Village and The Valley Health System have partnered up to make giving back and donating to the Opportunity Village Thrift Store more convenient than ever with two new attended donation sites.
Two Valley Health System campuses – Centennial Hills Hospital and Spring Valley Hospital – are now accepting new and gently used items outside their properties. Opportunity Village has placed 26-foot trucks on each campus for donations. Suggested items include clothing, shoes, electronics, housewares and furniture.
“We’re thrilled to partner with one of the leading health networks in Nevada,” said Steve Chartrand, Chief Operating Officer at Opportunity Village. “Centennial Hills Hospital and Spring Valley Hospital have graciously donated their space to help Opportunity Village continue its tradition of receiving quality items for its Thrift Store. We can’t thank them enough.”
Centennial Hills Hospital, located at 6900 N. Durango Drive, and Spring Valley Hospital, located at 5400 S. Rainbow Blvd., join Opportunity Village’s third attended donation site at The Crossing Church at 7950 W. Windmill Ln.
All donation sites are open seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
“We’re very pleased to partner with Opportunity Village on donation centers at Centennial Hills Hospital in the northwest and Spring Valley Hospital in the southwest,” said Scott Romney, Senior System Director of Business Development and Marketing for The Valley Health System. “It provides convenient locations and an environmentally friendly alternative for employees, visitors and community members to donate gently used items.”
Donations made to the Opportunity Village Thrift Store are tax deductible and benefit individuals with disabilities right here in the Las Vegas community and put many of them to work in jobs they love.
The Thrift Store, which opened in 1962, is Opportunity Village’s oldest business. It is currently located at 390 S. Decatur Blvd.
For those interested in shopping, store hours are Monday-Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. At the Opportunity Village Thrift Store there is no sales tax on donated goods.
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.
ABOUT THE VALLEY HEALTH SYSTEM
The Valley Health System (VHS) cares for patients throughout Southern Nevada and surrounding communities. Accredited by The Joint Commission, VHS hospitals provide a comprehensive array of medical services including cardiovascular, neurosciences, maternity and women’s health, emergency and surgical care, along with specialty programs in stroke, chest pain, pediatrics, orthopedics, diabetes, wound care, surgical weight loss/bariatrics, geropsychiatric services and acute inpatient rehabilitation units. The Valley Health System is proud to be the Official Health System of the Vegas Golden Knights For more information on programs and services, visit www.valleyhealthsystemlv.com
Updated information about The Valley Health System can be found on:
Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center
Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center
Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center
Summerlin Hospital Medical Center
Valley Hospital Las Vegas
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Marty Wood, Opportunity Village