Las Vegas’ favorite charity, Opportunity Village, announced the opening of their newest division, Kitchen Creations Café, located in the Clark County Government Center (Pictured: Kitchen Creations Cafe Sandwich).
The Kitchen Creations Café is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and serves up a variety of items from sandwiches to salads, wraps to soup, as well as a Grab-N-Go selection and daily specials for both breakfast and lunch.
“I am truly proud to be part of an organization that is constantly evolving to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities,” said Ed Guthrie, Executive Director of Opportunity Village. “Opportunity Village’s newest endeavor, the Kitchen Creations Café, will be a great outlet for our OVIPs to enter the work force, as well as provide a service to those who frequent the Clark County Government Center.”
The Kitchen Creations Café is a joint venture between Opportunity Village and Business Enterprise of Nevada (BEN) that brings people with intellectual disabilities and people with visual impairments together. This is just one of the many business projects Opportunity Village has been involved with that allows for its OVIPs to have a source of income.
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.
Opportunity Village was founded in 1954 by seven families who were determined to give their disabled children the best lives possible. Now, 60 years later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected Community Rehabilitation Programs in the United States.
Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves nearly 3,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more productive and interesting.
Opportunity Village OVIPs – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work in jobs throughout the community and at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $7.6 million in 2012. They are hard-working and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more engaged, fulfilling lives.
Primarily a self-funded organization, Opportunity Village generates the majority of its operational funding through its employment contracts and fundraising efforts such as the Magical Forest and Great Santa Run, saving Nevada taxpayers $33.7 million annually.