Shop, Dine, Save Big and Support NYC Teens


Here’s a great promotion for a great cause: Futures and Options, New York City’s premier youth workforce development program–founded by the Downtown Alliance–is excited to launch The Opportunity Card, a sales event and fundraiser that will bring together caring New Yorkers for 10 fabulous days of shopping, food and fun.

Here’s how it works:

* Purchase The Opportunity Card for a $50 donation to Futures and Options by clicking here.

* Starting Friday, October 28 to Sunday, November 6, enjoy a 20 percent discount at more than 200 of your favorite New York shops and restaurants offering a vast selection of clothing, beauty, jewelry, housewares, dining options and more.

* Use your card as often as you like during the 10-day shopping and dining period.

* 100 percent of The Opportunity Card’s sales proceeds support Futures and Options programs for NYC Teens.

You won’t want to miss out! The Opportunity Card will be honored at such terrific Lower Manhattan stores and restaurants as:

Acappella Northern Italian Restaurant
Add Accessories
Charles Patrick Jewelers
Cohen’s Fashion Optical
Financier Patisserie
Fino Ristorante
Franklin Caffe Buon Gusto
The Dubliner
The Waterstone Grill
Vince Smith Hair Experience
William Barthman Jeweler

To see The Opportunity Card Directory with the full list of participating stores and restaurants, please click here.

Futures and Options

Futures and Options gives low-income, inner-city youth a chance at meaningful work experiences. The organization reaches teens at a formative time of their lives, guiding them to further their education and become contributing citizens. More than 65 percent of Futures and Options participants are from low-income families and qualify for free lunch assistance. Sixteen percent are immigrants, and 24 percent speak English as a second language.

The Downtown Alliance has remained closely associated with Futures and Options since its inception in 1995, providing resources and financial support.  Over 40 percent of Futures and Options internship business partners are located right here in Lower Manhattan.  The Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association is pleased to support this year’s inaugural run of The Opportunity Card at the Believer Sponsor level.

Your generous contribution to Futures and Options for The Opportunity Card will ensure that more NYC teens have access to career development and paid, mentored internships… and brighter futures.

If you have questions about The Opportunity Card or Futures and Options, please contact Isabelle Jetté at or 212-601-0002.