corporate & community partnership
Connecting with community through creative alliances with great partners. We are so grateful for the many amazing partners we have made here at Opportunity Knocks. The River Forest – Oak Park area and more have proven to be the best neighbors around. Consider being our next partner!
Building Meaningful Partnerships Since 2010
Opportunity Knocks is built on great partnerships. Connecting with our community through creative alliances is paramount to our mission impact. Please read on to see how we do it and where opportunities may exist for you and your team!
Reap the benefits of increased customer loyalty
Tap into a strong following on social media and e-networks
Build strong employee connections by embracing a shared social impact goal
Integrate your brand/business within the local communities through a partnership with our organization
According to the 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, 87% of consumers make purchase decisions based on corporate values.
Partnering with Opportunity Knocks sends a positive, progressive message to your customers and employees that you want to help make a long-term, sustainable change in our local community.
By joining our corporate or community partner team, your organization can play an important role in creating a dynamic, inclusive community for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).
Community partnerships are integral to advancing our mission and providing meaningful life experiences to our Warriors. Our partners lend support in every way possible. As our organization has grown and evolved, so too has the number of community partners that support us. We are grateful to each of them for sharing in our vision of community and believing in the voice of our Warriors.
We are always evolving in the way we build relationships with our partners. Whether you see something you love on this page and want to get involved with or you have a new idea in mind, please reach out below and we will follow up to engage.
We look to tailor our partnerships to meet your business goals and work side-by-side to create engaging opportunities that have a positive impact. Here are several ways that your company can participate:
See here the full year of events and dates chart: model the chart in Sponsor Brochure. To learn more about sponsor packages available for any of these events, please click below and submit a sponsor inquiry form.
OK offers multiple levels of annual partnership opportunities to advance our mission and complement the giving priorities of many workplaces. To learn more please click below and submit a sponsor inquiry form.
Want to create a fun event that engages your employees and benefits a great cause? We can help create a unique opportunity for your organization. Here are a few ideas: Super Bowl Squares, Final Four brackets, office jeans day and many more. Please click below to connect with our development team to explore ideas.
We are always eager to welcome new members to the OK Family through involvement in our events, programs or social enterprises. We have short-term, one-day, one shift opportunities that are perfect for teams or groups. For those looking for more regular involvement, we can also invent volunteer opportunities.
Our team is ready to help your organization create a unique and successful partnership.
The OK mission was built through connections and funds raised via our special events. Over the years, we have worked to take the financial pressure off of these events, while also aiming to maximize their potential as a forum to connect with our community. We host several marquee annual events, along with many other smaller events throughout the year.
SEMI-FORMAL EVENING OUT
With the coming of Spring also comes the OK gala. Watch for the gala each year in April. First-class food and drinks, great live music, and exciting auctions highlight this semi-formal affair.
SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT & FESTIVAL
Each September, OK plays host to a coed 14” softball tournament on the fields in Forest Park. In addition to softball, it is a day full of great food, friends and family fun.
Come join us in January for the NFL’s conference champion-ship Sunday. This annual OK event plays host to an epic chili throw-down, the NFL’s best football and great friends getting together for OK.
“OK teaches the community that young adults with developmental disabilities are not only a valuable part of community but that the community can learn a lot from the warriors.”
“Working with Opportunity Knocks has benefitted the Forest Preserves by not only helping us get more people outside, but by also helping us rethink how we do our programming.”
Each year when the weather is nice, Warriors request outdoor adventure and nature-based activities. This year we took nature programming to a new level as Warriors grew their dynamic program partnership with the Forest Preserves of Cook County.
Warriors visited 11 forest preserve sites to participate in a variety of nature-based activities and events such as Nature is Accessible, Citizen Scientist, It’s Cooler in the Forest, Archery, guided nature walks, and more!
Please contact our Development Director, Renee Rotatori for more info.
8020 Madison St.,
River Forest, IL 60305
708.771.6159 ext. 220