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World Market Center Partners with Opportunity Village To Establish Furniture Donation Program

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World Market Center officials announced that they have partnered with Opportunity Village, a Las Vegas-based, not-for-profit agency, to create a furniture donation program to benefit people with intellectual disabilities and their families in the valley. Permanent and temporary exhibitors at the upcoming Las Vegas Market are being asked to donate their merchandise after the show to Opportunity Village’s Thrift Store where donated goods will be sold at and all proceeds will benefit the hundreds of families served by the organization. Established in 1954 by a group of Las Vegas families, Opportunity Village operates two campuses, two work centers and a Thrift Store in Las Vegas. Opportunity Village trains and places hundreds of disabled adults in jobs throughout Southern Nevada and is now the largest private provider of vocational training, employment, advocacy and recreation for people with disabilities in Nevada. Opportunity Village is world renown, completely funded by donations, and often used as the model for developing similar programs in other states and countries. “Opportunity Village approached us with the idea of creating this furniture donation program and after learning more about the wonderful services they provide, including vocational training, employment and social recreation services for the intellectually disabled citizens of our valley, we jumped at the chance to form a partnership to support this great organization,” commented Dave Palmer, General Manager at World Market Center. “We want this program to be successful and so we are encouraging all of our tenants and exhibitors to donate their furniture at the end of market to Opportunity Village.” Exhibitors at the upcoming Las Vegas Market donating goods to Opportunity Village are asked to complete a short donation form, clearly label goods as donation items and separate these items from other merchandise. Las Vegas Market’s general service contractor will be available to help assemble the items being donated at the end of market during move-out. For more information about Opportunity Village, please visit their website at www.opportunityvillage.org. If you have questions about the furniture donation program, please contact Opportunity Village at 702-259-3700. The Winter Las Vegas Market is being held January 30 February 3, 2006 at World Market Center and the Pavilions. The temporary exhibits at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center will open on Tuesday, January 31 and run through February 3, 2003. Las Vegas Market hours of operations are 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Friday, Market hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Online registration is available for buyers, designers, international registrants, exhibitors, and representatives as well as other industry members such as non-exhibiting manufacturers, media, speakers and suppliers by visiting www.lasvegasmarket.com and completing the online application process. Opportunity Village Opportunity Village is a Las Vegas-based, not-for-profit agency that serves people with intellectual disabilities to improve the quality of their lives as well as the lives of their families. Established in 1954 by a group of Las Vegas families, Opportunity Village operates two campuses, two work centers and a Thrift Store in Las Vegas. Opportunity Village is now the largest private provider of vocational training, employment, advocacy and recreation for people with disabilities in Nevada. Opportunity Village currently serves hundreds of people with severe disabilities every day, and generally has a waiting list of many more who need those services. Your donated goods will be sold at the Opportunity Village Thrift Store and all proceeds will benefit the hundreds of families served by Opportunity Village. World Market Center World Market Center is an integrated home and hospitality contract furnishings showroom and convention complex in Las Vegas. When fully built, at 12 million square feet in 8 buildings, World Market Center will be the largest trade show facility in the World. The 12 million square foot campus will showcase furniture, decorative accessories, lighting, area rugs, home textile and related segments, as well as a Design Center open year-round to the trade. The second building is under construction and will open in 2007; officials are now leasing the third building to a broad cross-section of the home furnishings industry. The second Las Vegas Market is being held January 30 – February 3, 2006, with permanent showrooms on-site at World Market Center. Temporary exhibits will be located at the Pavilions adjacent to World Market Center and at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, as well as Off-Price Home & Gift at the Las Vegas Convention Center. For more information on Las Vegas Market, and to find out about leasing or exhibiting opportunities, visit the website or call 888-WMC-SHOW (962-7469). Attendees can send inquires to the Buyer Services dept. at buyers@lasvegasmarket.com.

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