Our Annual Giving Fund provides critical operating funds for programs and key initiatives as well as general support to keep our mission moving forward. One of our central program goals is to help Warriors of all abilities find, share and follow their voice.

This year we need your support as we elevate our Warriors’ voices with respect to how they choose to learn, work and live within our community.

How will you use your voice this giving season?

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Campaign Goal

Total Donation Amount  |  $80,000

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Campaign Goal

Total Matching Goal  |  $12,500

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Total # of Donors  |  250

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Warrior Voice

Jarvis, long-time volunteer and disability advocate, understands the importance of using his voice to direct his life in the community.  Through his volunteer work in the After Opps programs, Jarvis hones his leadership skills and helps other Warriors to find, share and follow their voice. 

Jarvis says that OK “is a platform for disability, helping others with disability, doing disability and being successful.  OK is about community and unity and we can do anything!”

Jarvis Hart

Warrior Volunteer

Spread the Word

Facebook

Donate to to OK’s Giving Tuesday Facebook Fundraiser and/or set up your own!

To set up a fundraiser for OK:  

    1. Click Fundraisers in the left menu of your News Feed.
    2. Click “Select Nonprofit.”
    3. Search and select Opportunity Knocks.
    4. Fill in the fundraiser details and select a cover photo (save any sample images from this webpage).
    5. Click Create.
    6. Share it!
Instagram

If you are an Instagram user, add a Donate Sticker to your Instagram stories and share with your friends why you choose to support the Warriors!

    1. In Instagram, open camera and take or upload a photo that best highlights the Warrior cause (save any sample images from our website)
    2. Tap the sticker icon.
    3. Select the donation sticker from the tray. 
    4. Search for and select Opportunity Knocks (@okwarriors). 
    5. Customize your fundraiser using Stories creative tools. 
    6. Tap Send to. Then tap Share next to Your Story. 
    7. You can add multiple images or videos to build your fundraising story.
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With Humble Gratitude

THANK YOU!

We called out far and wide to the Warrior Nation and more than 250 donors answered. We are so grateful. No one can say it better than those who’s voice powers our program. Please see below as the Warriors offer their thanks.

 

Make a Big Impact

Two Great Matching Gift Opportunities

We have assembled two very generous matching gift offers to help drive our Annual Giving Fund. The Coleman Foundation and a few generous OK supporters are backing our effort to call out to the Warrior Nation and help meet the match. Read on for more details.

MATCH #1

FROM NOW UNTIL #GIVINGTUESDAY ON DECEMBER 3RD

THE COLEMAN FOUNDATION WILL PROVIDE ANY GIFT OF $1,250 OR MORE WITH A $1,250 MATCH, UP TO A TOTAL MATCH CAP OF $12,500. THIS MEANS THAT GIFT OF $1,250 BECOMES $2,500 TO FUND PROGRAMS, VOCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND MORE.

Match #2

FROM NOW UNTIL #GIVINGTUESDAY ON DECEMBER 3RD

ALL GIFTS GREATER THAN $25 WILL BE MATCHED ON A 1:1 BASIS, UP TO A MAXIMUM MATCH OF $500. THIS MEANS THAT A $25 DONATION BECOMES $50, A $100 DONATION BECOMES $200 AND A $500 DONATION BECOMES $1,00 OF FUNDS FOR THE WARRIOR MISSION!

Increase Your Impact

Did you know that many employers match their employees’ donations? A matching contribution could double or even triple the impact of your gift.

Past donations made during the year may also still be eligible.

Don’t wait-use the search box NOW to see if your employer has a matching program.

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Warrior Voice

The reason I love OK is because I get to be with my friends and do a lot of our favorite hobbies together. OK stands for friendships, relationships and the people who make it happen.

I get to use my voice for people who can’t speak up when they need some help.  I am also a global messenger for OK as well. The biggest speech that I did was at the OK Gala. After the speech, we raised a lot of money to support OK. I am proud to stand up and use my voice.

Georgia Hunger

Original Warrior

Questions?

Contact Renee Rotatori
renee@opportunityknocksnow.org

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to Adrian

as he uses his voice to participate in new outdoor experiences

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to Ryan

As she uses her voice to navigate adult life in the community

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to Rebecca

As she uses her voice to add vegan options to the menu in her job with Knockout Catering Company

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to Jessica

As she uses her voice to explore residential life options in the community

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