Opportunity Project: Restaurant Week Collaboration with Explore Millburn-Short Hills

Join us for some amazing meals and deals in Millburn and Short Hills featuring prix fixe menus, discounts, live music and more! This event also serves to establish connections and create local employment opportunities for individuals with brain injury. Part of the proceeds from the sales at participating merchants will benefit Opportunity Project.

When: March 20 - March 26 

Where: Restaurants in Millburn Township 

As part of their Brain Injury Awareness Month initiative, Opportunity Project is joining forces with Explore Millburn-Short Hills and local merchants on a Restaurant Week Event to support individuals living with brain injuries. This fun, family friendly event will engage the community with special meals and deals and promote employment opportunities for individuals with brain injury. Participating restaurants will donate part of the proceeds from Restaurant Week sales to support Opportunity Project’s brain injury programs and services. 

Did you know?

  • 5.3 million Americans are living with a permanent brain injury-related disability.
  • A brain injury can have lasting effects, including impaired memory, coordination, vision, hearing, and emotional functioning.
  • There are two types of acquired brain injury: traumatic and non-traumatic:
    • Traumatic brain injury is caused by an external force, including motor vehicle accidents, falls, and recreational/sports activities, e.g., concussion.
    • Non-traumatic brain injury is caused by internal factors, e.g., stroke or tumor.

Your support will enable OP to continue to serve individuals with brain injury with essential programs and services, including community integration and vocational skills, nutrition education and wellness, occupational and speech therapy, and self-advocacy.

About Opportunity Project
Opportunity Project was founded in 1993 by two families whose sons had sustained brain injuries. Their goal was to fill a significant gap in community services due to the absence of transitional and reintegration services within the community for persons with brain injury. Since its inception, Opportunity Project has served over 630 Members affected by brain injury and their families, providing Members with the opportunity to build cognitive skills, vocational skills, self-esteem and confidence in their ability to accomplish productive activities. In 2005, the organization relocated to a new, universally accessible, 14,000-square-foot facility designed to ensure delivery of vocational, educational, social, and recreational life skills and long-term support services to members. Their extensive research resulted in the identification of a nationally recognized program – the Clubhouse model of community support. In 2019, Opportunity Project partnered with Children’s Specialized Hospital (CSH), an RWJBarnabas Health facility. The partnership ensures Opportunity Project’s continued expansion and provides access to the wide-ranging clinical, operational, financial, and research expertise at CSH. The partnership will also help streamline the transition of services offered at CSH for young adults with brain injuries into adulthood. For more information, visit http://www.opportunityproject.org/.

Millburn, New Jersey

Millburn, NJ

Questions? Contact Julie London, Development Coordinator

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