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Opportunity Village Partners With MentalHappy to Include Opportunity Village Client Artwork in Cheerboxes May 25, 2016 10:35

Opportunity Village is partnering with MentalHappy to include unique bookmarks created by Opportunity Village clients (OVIPs) in personalized Cheerboxes.


MentalHappy is an online service that delivers personalized gift boxes referred to as a Cheerbox, to help individuals overcome anxiety, stress, worry, depression and sadness through practical and fun gifts.  A Cheerbox is a fun and encouraging surprise during life’s moments when he or she needs it the most. Each personalized Cheerbox is handcrafted with four amazing happiness tools inside. An uplifting hand written motivational note is always included. MentalHappy’s mission is to make people happier, one Cheerbox at a time.

 “Opportunity Village is excited to partner with an organization whose mission is to support the health and happiness of others. OVIP artists create each bookmark with love and the artists are overjoyed to share their talent and stories with Cheerbox recipients,” said Bob Brown, president and CEO of Opportunity Village. 


Cheerbox recipients across the country and throughout Canada will enjoy hand-painted bookmarks from OVIPs in Opportunity Village’s Fine Art Program. Cheerboxes cost $39.00, which includes free shipping  via UPS, and can be ordered online at 5% of all Cheerbox proceeds go to support the mission and efforts of Opportunity Village.


Opportunity Village’s Fine Art Program is a progressive visual arts program that encourages artists with intellectual and related disabilities to discover their artistic talents, refine their techniques or learn new ones through an individualized artistic process set in an open studio. In the studio, each artist maintains a professional studio practice as working artists, building a body of work for exhibition and sale.


About Mental Happy

MentalHappy is an online service that delivers personalized gift boxes referred to as Cheerboxes, to help individuals overcome anxiety, stress, worry, depression and sadness through practical and fun gifts. A Cheerbox contains four items or ‘happiness tools’: a gratitude jar, notebook of positive aspects and two additional items personalized to the recipient’s likes and needs. Cheerboxes are intended to motivate and inspire individuals while increasing their mental and emotional wellbeing.

Art About People Exhibit Benefits Opportunity Village May 12, 2016 09:27

LAS VEGAS (May 6, 2106) Shapiro & Sher Group, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties and Emerald Homes have teamed up to present ‘Art About People,’ an exhibit of original artwork from Opportunity Village artists. More than 100 exhibits are on display and available for public preview and purchase now through May 31. Proceeds will benefit Opportunity Village, Las Vegas’ Favorite Charity, a local non-profit that serves nearly 3,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities annually.

Pieces on display in the ‘Art About People’ exhibit average $100 in price and can be viewed daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sandstone Edge, a semi-custom luxury home collection by DR Horton’s Emerald Homes. Sandstone Edge is located at 1644 Quartz Ledge Court in Southwest Las Vegas near the intersection of Charleston Boulevard and Buffalo Drive.

“We really enjoy working with Opportunity Village and have auctioned their artwork at events in the past to raise money for their programs and services,” said Ivan Sher, principal of Shapiro & Sher Group. “Our parent company, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties, is also a corporate supporter and holds regular fundraising and volunteer events to help this incredible organization.” Sher’s business partner, Florence Shapiro, and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties’ CEO Mark Stark both serve on the Opportunity Village Foundation Board of Directors.

‘Art About People’ kicked off April 30 with an opening reception at the Sandstone Edge model homes that raised $5,000 and Sher said he expects at least $5,000 more to be raised during the exhibit. “These are truly gifted artists who have created pieces anyone would be proud to display in their home or business,” said Sher. “It’s an easy way to support the organization and bring a little more style and color in your life!” The purchase price of the artwork is also tax-deductible.

For more information, call Sandstone Edge at 702-501-6301 or its sales team Shapiro & Sher Group at 702-315-0223.