Opportunity Village's oldest business, the Thrift Store, to show renovated interior, introduce new deals, and offer prizes and giveaways!
WHO: Opportunity Village Clients, Executives and Board Members, Special Guests, and more.
WHAT: The Opportunity Village Thrift Store — the organization’s oldest business — will host a grand re-opening party to kick off summer shopping and introduce its new and improved retail and donation center.
There will be a one-hour breakfast program prior to the store’s opening featuring speakers and a guided tour for invited guests and media. Beginning at 9 a.m., when the doors open to the public, the Thrift Store will also be giving away discounts, gift cards and prizes every half hour. These include HallOVeen and Magical Forest tickets and one grand raffle prize.
Leading up to the grand re-opening, the Opportunity Village Thrift Store will have a one-day blowout sale on Monday, July 1st, where all donated goods will be 60% off. And, as always, no sales tax! The store will also be closed Tuesday, July 2nd-Thursday, July 4 th for interior renovations.
WHEN: Friday, July 5th, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
(Private Reception open to Media and invited guests)
Friday, July 5th, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Open to public)
WHERE: Opportunity Village Thrift Store – 390 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107
WHY: To bring much-needed awareness to Opportunity Village and the nearly 2,000 clients they serve annually in the Las Vegas Valley.
In 1962, eight years after Opportunity Village opened their doors, they acquired a business license to open a Thrift Store and help pay the teachers they employed and continue their mission of bettering the lives of individuals with disabilities. Now, over 60 years later, the funds raised at the Opportunity Village Thrift Store goes directly to programs and services for adults with intellectual disabilities.
The Thrift Store also serves as a training center for current Opportunity Village clients that are interested in pursuing a career in retail.
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.
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