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Opportunity Village Receives Major Donation

(Las Vegas, Nev.) Opportunity Village received a major boost at the annual “€œMiss Kitty’s Jeans to Jewels”€ fundraiser recently. The event included a $15,000 donation from supporter and Dollar Loan Center CEO Chuck Brennan.

“€œIt is great to be able to support an organization that does so much good in our community,”€ said Brennan. The donation was made in conjunction with Dollar Loan Center’s annual “€œHeat Is On”€ partnership with Fox 5 Vegas, a local television station, to benefit Opportunity Village. For every day Southern Nevada temperatures reach 100 degrees or more, the company committed $100 to the charity. In the wake of a summer fire that burned down one of Opportunity Village’s thrift stores, Dollar Loan Center doubled its commitment to $200 per day for all previous and future days the temperature reaches 100.

“€œIt was a fun way to give and made it a little less painful to see so many hot days during the summer,”€ said Brennan.

“€œWe are grateful to Dollar Loan Center for including Opportunity Village in this great promotion. Thankfully it was a very hot summer!”€ said Ed Guthrie, executive director of the organization. “€œThe fact that Mr. Brennan doubled Dollar Loan Center’s contributions halfway through the promotion speaks volumes about his desire to give back to the community. This wonderful donation will go directly in the programs for more than 1,700 people with intellectual disabilities that are served by Opportunity Village each day.”€

Dollar Loan Center is a premier provider of short term signature loans in 48 locations throughout Nevada, South Dakota and Utah. Dollar Loan Center is the largest provider of short term credit services in South Dakota and Clark County (Las Vegas) Nevada. In 2007, Entrepreneur Magazine listed the company among its “€œHot 500″€ Fastest Growing Businesses and Entrepreneurs.”€ For more information, visit dontbebroke.com or chuckbrennan.com.

Opportunity Village is a Las Vegas-based, not-for-profit organization that has been serving people with intellectual disabilities since 1954 in an effort to enhance their lives and the lives of their families. Clients at Opportunity Village receive vocational training, social skills, community job placement, art & life skill enrichment, respite and day habilitation at three Las Vegas campuses. More than 1,700 people are served daily.