Opportunity Village, Las Vegas community raise over $100,000 throughout March in support of adults with disabilities.
$100K Magic in the air!
Opportunity Village and the Las Vegas community together raised $101,054 as part of the local not-for-profit’s March to $100K campaign, a movement carried out to celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.
All March to $100K proceeds, raised over 31 days from a combination of private donations and online fundraising initiatives, will go back into the programs and services Opportunity Village provides to nearly 2,000 adults with disabilities annually in Southern Nevada.
“Las Vegas is known for many things, and understandably so,” said Bob Brown, President & CEO of Opportunity Village. “But one of the greatest and most underrated things about this city is the love and support this community has for one another. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of the Southern Nevada and Opportunity Village communities today. Raising over $100,000 during a nationally-recognized month is one of those eye-opening moments that all – with or without disabilities – can feel in their hearts.”
Some March to $100K fundraising initiatives included Opportunity Village’s NCAA Tournament bracket competition – Picks for OV: Hoops Hoopla sponsored by Findlay Volkswagen Henderson – the United Way of Southern Nevada’s 8th Annual Nevada’s Big Give and a partnership with Geeks Who Drink. All proceeds from the Geeks Who Drink’s Geek Bowl XIII at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino benefitted Opportunity Village.
Each March, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) partners with Association of University Center on Disabilities (AUCD) and National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) to create a social media campaign that highlights the many ways in which people with and without disabilities come together to form strong, diverse communities.
The campaign (#DDAwareness19) seeks to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of community life, as well as awareness to the barriers that people with disabilities still sometimes face in connecting to the communities in which they live.
In 2019, Opportunity Village embarked on a lofty fundraising goal of $100,000 over 31 days to celebrate and bring awareness to Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.
They did it.
Jenna Greene, R&R Partners
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Marty Wood, Opportunity Village
702.880.4041 / 702.234.5322