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The Sweetest New Taste In Town
Enjoy the taste of home with our premium handcrafted cookies from our heart to your table
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LAS VEGAS – Everything good starts at a table: ideas, meetings, memories, and lots and lots of delicious food. Opportunity Village’s newest — and sweetest — addition, Dessie’s Table, is a premium handcrafted cookie line. Dessie’s Table is twofold, not only will you experience decadent cookies, you will also make a difference in someone’s life. All proceeds, above and beyond costs, go to support the programs and services offered at Opportunity Village.
We’ve made getting your hands on these delicious cookies more convenient than ever! Dessie’s Table cookies are now available at convenient stores throughout the Las Vegas Valley: Terrible Herbst Convenience Stores, Speedee Mart, and Green Valley Grocery.
These tasty cookies are available in six delicious flavors: Sugar, Chocolate Chunk, Oatmeal Raisin, Double Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Lindy’s Pioneer Cookie. All made with clean ingredients – ingredients you don’t have to search on the Internet for!
The namesake begins with the history of Opportunity Village. Dating back to the 1950’s, a group of families joined together after their children were diagnosed with disabilities. Among the band of parents was Dessie Bailey. She was one of the first founders, volunteers, and board members. She grew up working on a farm and baking goods. Her passion and determination to never accept “no” as an answer made her an inspiration to many. Today, Opportunity Village has taken the Bailey family’s vision and grown into a leading non-profit organization in the country.
For more information, visit: DessiesTable.com.
About Opportunity Village
Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people throughout our community with intellectual disabilities, to enhance their lives and the lives of the families who love them.
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 over 3,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that improve their lives.
People supported in Opportunity Village’s Prevocational Training Programs and in jobs provided by the organization throughout the community, have collectively earned wages amounting to more than $3.7 million in 2020. They are hardworking and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading fulfilling lives.
Primarily a self-funded organization, Opportunity Village generates the majority of its operational funding through its employment contracts, multiple business lines, fundraising efforts such as the Magical Forest and Great Santa Run, and grants on the federal and state level, saving Nevada taxpayers more than $37 million annually.
Erin Mowry, R&R Partners
Marty Wood, Opportunity Village
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