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OMAHA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

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POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

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ANDREA L. HOIG Publisher/Managing Editor Community Engagement

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ELISSA DEFREESE-MARKING KARA SCHWEISS Contributors

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ALH PUBLICATIONS • P. O. BOX 241611 • OMAHA, NE 68124 (402) 932-3522 • (402) 718-9412 (fax)

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Spiritofomaha.com The Giving Guide & The Event Book FALL/WINTER 2021 is a supplement to metroMAGAZINE’s bi-monthly publications. No portion of this publication may be reproduced in any form without the express written consent of the publisher. All information in The Giving Guide & The Event Book FALL/WINTER 2021 appears exactly as provided by the organizations this publication is intended to serve. ALH Publications assumes no responsibility for either the accuracy or the integrity of any portion of the final published content. ©2021 ALH Publications. All Rights Reserved.

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Welcome to the 2021-22 Fall/Winter edition of The Giving Guide & Event Book. Things are still changing in our world and in our community as we continue to navigate through times of uncertainty. As many of you know, one of our main focuses here at metroMAGAZINE/ALH Publications, Inc., is shining a light on the Omaha metro nonprofit community and the volunteers, staff and donors who help them contribute to those in need: families, children, the elderly, the homeless, animals, wildlife—you name it. These organizations do so much for so many. As we continue to celebrate our 30th anniversary we are even more committed to supporting, featuring and celebrating our local nonprofits and heroes. Over the past 30 years, metroMAGAZINE has covered literally thousands of charity events, reporting on millions of dollars raised and recognizing hundreds of individuals and businesses who make a difference in our community. It has been an honor and a privilege to be the media source uniquely serving in this role, and we will continue to be. As I have said before, our commitment is only strengthened by the ongoing dynamics associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Once again we are honored to pay tribute to the many fine philanthropic and cultural organizations included in the following pages, along with their staff, volunteers and leadership. As I continue to have the opportunity to engage with these difference-makers I am always inspired by their passion and devotion. The charity sector’s love for our community and our people casts an influence throughout the region. We wholeheartedly share this passion and devotion and are dedicated to supporting their efforts 365/24/7. There are so many of us who—like these role models—share this desire to give back to a community that means so much to us. I truly believe that most of us want to contribute, to be engaged, to help those in need and to make a difference. It is my desire and the desire of ALH Publications, Inc., to MAKE GIVING BACK EASIER. Once again, as with our previous editions, readers will find a comprehensive collection of nonprofit profiles and event registers. Our goal is to help companies and individuals align their passion with a purpose—and this publication is crafted to do so by CONNECTING giving-minded individuals with local businesses and nonprofits that share a common vision and mission. Be sure to sure visit our website at SpiritofOmaha.com for the digital edition and additional information about the organizations featured in this publication. Enjoy this edition of The Giving Guide & Event Book and watch for the next edition—which will include new, expanded content—delivering this coming spring. Be prepared to experience Something Different and Something New in 2022! What else is possible? Let’s discover the answers together! Be well, my friends, and God Bless!

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YOUR PARTNER IN COMMUNITY-BASED PHILANTHROPY by Donna Dostal, President and CEO

HE GENEROSITY AND DEDICATION OF OUR COMMUNITY makes southwest Iowa a wonderful place to live, thrive and grow. The generosity and true philanthropic spirit has created amazing ripples of impact and hope during a difficult time in our region and country.

Richard P. Wenninghoff Scholarships In its inaugural granting year through the Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation (SWIEF), the Richard P. Wenninghoff Fund awarded seven Treynor High School and seven Underwood High School seniors scholarships valued up to $14,000 each.

For the past 14 years, the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation has been your partner in community-based philanthropy throughout southwest Iowa...helping to forge a path toward positive impact. Here are a few points to know as we celebrate our 14th year!

Giving Tuesday In honor of Giving Tuesday, PCCF is offering a 20% match again this year throughout the month of November for all donations made to endowment funds. This is our fourth year of celebrating philanthropy and amplifying impact with an increase to our normal 10% match program.

Record Year for PCCF Impact Grants In our largest grant funding cycle to date, our Community Impact Grants committee elected to award 40 Community Impact Grants totaling $60,040 to area nonprofit or city organizations throughout Pottawattamie County. These grants support projects and services across Pottawattamie County and represent over $8 million of project costs reported by our nonprofit partners.

Florence M. and Charles E. Lakin Center for Community Giving We are excited to finally move into the newly renovated and expanded Florence M. and Charles E. Lakin Center for Community Giving. Visit this new space at our grand opening in 2022! To learn more about the exciting and innovative charitable giving programs that are creating impact in southwest Iowa, visit us at OurPCCF.org. Our generous community leads the work we do to create lasting, positive change, and we are excited for the future of our southwest Iowa region. .

Inaugural Impact for Women Summit The Inaugural Impact for Women submit was held in October and featured keynote speaker Elizabeth Smart. Over 250 in-person and virtual attendees participated to learn more about the important issues facing women and their families in southwest Iowa. The Women's Fund of Southwest Iowa, an initiative of Pottawattamie County Community Foundation, also awarded $57,250 in funding to six organizations during its latest, and largest, grant cycle. Donor Impact So far in 2021, our donors have generously recommended nearly $1.8 million in grants that are supporting nonprofit organizations across our region, state, nation, and the world.

Donna Dostal President and CEO

POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION • 536 E Broadway • Council Bluffs, IA 51503 Phone: (712) 256-7007 • www.ourpccf.org • President and CEO: Donna Dostal • Board President: Anthony W. “Tony” Tauke

Pottawattamie County Community Foundation works with individuals, families, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and governmental entities to establish endowment funds and other philanthropic solutions that will benefit the community for future generations. 536 E Broadway | Council Bluffs, IA 51503 712.256.7007 | www www.ourpccf urpccf.or org

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HOUSANDS OF GIVERS THROUGHOUT the Omaha metro have bookmarked SHAREomaha.org as their home for connecting with 600-plus nonprofits. These do-gooders are continually volunteering, donating, attending events and supporting local organizations that connect their passion to action. The organization’s mission is to help nonprofits fulfill their missions through raising more support and service among the giving public. SHARE Omaha champions “everyday philanthropy.” Its website makes it easy to respond to that cause or burning community need resonating with you, your family or your business. SHARE Omaha’s vision is for the metro area to feel empowered and equipped every day to make a difference.

year SHARE Omaha organized a local response to Giving Tuesday's global day of giving, our community raised $1.69 million and that figure was almost doubled on December 1, 2020 with $3.16 million raised. The first ever Do Good Week in April 2021, powered by SHARE Omaha, engaged over 25,000 people raising $2.56 million and 1,874 items valued at $48,000 as well as 912 new volunteer applicants. SHARE Omaha looks forward to bringing the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro Do Good Days 2022 from May 10-12. These three days will focus on cash donations on Tuesday, wish lists on Wednesday, and volunteerism on Thursday — meeting the varied needs of nonprofits and providing the options new and existing donors desire.

In just three years, local givers have proved what's possible when opportunities to give time, talent and treasure are centralized and engagement is easy. Since January 2019, over 240,000 unique visitors have explored nonprofit profiles and needs for over 17,400 hours. Over 12,000 individual donations have been made to local nonprofits and over 7,000 volunteer applications submitted. The first

Find your fit and connect your passions to action at SHAREomaha.org.

SHARE OMAHA • 6825 Pine St., M/S B3, Omaha, NE 68106 • 1228 S. Main St., Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503 Phone (402) 502-0360 • www.shareomaha.org • Executive Director: Marjorie Maas • Board Chair: Donna Kush

Volunteers clean Iowa Western's campus and surrounding areas for Volun-Thursday during Do Good Week 2021

Bob Kerrey Pedestrian bridge lit purple for Giving Tuesday

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TS Bank holds Giving Tuesday diaper drive for New Visions Homeless Services

Over 18,000 diapers given to The Life House during Giving Tuesday

Notre Dame Sisters receive over $9,000 worth of personal care wish list items 2022

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NONPROFITPROFILES All information in this section appears exactly as provided by the organizations this publication is intended to serve. Alh Publications, inc. assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or integrity of any portion of the final published content.

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KSARBEN FOUNDATION

A unified network of business and community leaders seeking to influence change in heartland communities to better education, workforce development and growth of the economy.

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INCE 1895, Aksarben has been synonymous with philanthropy, community and giving back. Created by a network of influential state leaders, Aksarben’s mission was to address the biggest issues facing the state of Nebraska. The Aksarben Foundation has evolved over time, as have the needs of the state. Today, Aksarben upholds many of the initiatives on which it has focused decades of leadership addressing:

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Donations Donations may be made to the Aksarben Foundation and directed toward the program of your choice, or to be used in support of any Aksarben Foundation work. Specific legacy programs include scholarships to two-year or four-year colleges and universities or Aksarben Community Grants. Donations may also be directed toward Aksarben’s Workforce Development initiatives, or to honoring and celebrating Heartland families for their volunteerism.

Helping Heartland students achieve their dreams of higher education through the funding scholarships

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Aksarben Ambassadors Aksarben is always looking to expand our network of Aksarben Ambassadors. Aksarben Ambassadors are volunteers throughout the state of Nebraska and western Iowa who help champion the mission of the Aksarben Foundation by informing their neighborhoods and communities of the initiatives of Aksarben. Aksarben Ambassadors regularly communicate with the Aksarben Foundation to report on community projects in need of assistance, community members deserving of recognition, and to help coordinate meet-and-greet events between the Foundation and their communities throughout the year.

Supporting Heartland communities through the funding of grants helping to address the specific needs of each city and town Recognizing and celebrating volunteerism, philanthropy and community at the annual Aksarben Ball Honoring the hard work and dedication of Nebraska farmers through Aksarben’s Pioneer and Heritage Farm Family Awards Honoring who we’ve been, celebrating who we are, and supporting where we’re going are all important aspects of the Aksarben mission. In 2018, Aksarben announced an important pivot in its work across the state, which really brings all of its important work together. What Nebraska needs more than anything today is a developed and strengthened workforce. Aksarben is dedicated to supporting and nurturing workforce development and talent retention across the state, and intends to continue using its scholarship programs, community grants and recognition—in combination with its focused efforts on workforce—to accomplish this monumental task.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Aksarben Ball – October 29, 2022

AKSARBEN FOUNDATION 7101 Mercy Rd., Ste 320 • Omaha, NE 68106 Phone (402) 554-9600 aksarben.org President: Sandra Reding Board Chair: Dana Bradford To volunteer contact: Julie Klug, Vice President • (402) 554-9600

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MERICAN MIDWEST BALLET

Your resident professional dance company, American Midwest Ballet provides cultural enrichment through programs of the highest quality: breathtaking performances, inspiring education, and uplifting community engagement.

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ITH AN ENTHUSIASTIC AUDIENCE and a reputation for artistic quality, American Midwest Ballet (AMB) plays a key role in the cultural vitality of our region, inspiring people through our expressive performing artists, acclaimed choreographers, skilled teachers, and stunning productions.

AMB’s talented professional dancers hail from around the nation and abroad. The company performs at the Orpheum Theater, Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center, and on tour throughout the country. AMB routinely collaborates with leading arts organizations including Joslyn Art Museum; Omaha Performing Arts; and Pottawattamie Arts, Culture and Entertainment; as well as Opera Omaha and Omaha Symphony.

At AMB, we live our commitment that dance is for everyone, partnering with more than 100 schools and 30 community partners to bring the inspiration of dance to people from diverse backgrounds.

To see what we are working on, learn more, or support the ballet, please visit amballet.org.

Our special school matinee performances reach more than 7,500 area students each year, and students from Title I schools are offered free admission and transportation to remove the barrier that even a modest fee can create. Many of the children who attend have never experienced a live theater performance before.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Donations • Sponsorships • Ballet Barre Society

AMB shares the breathtaking experience of professional dance by providing over 1,000 complimentary tickets each season to people in need in our community. These are our neighbors: foster kids, individuals with disabilities, cancer-ward patients, and families experiencing financial difficulty. We work with a fantastic roster of community engagement partners, including Boys Town, Child Connect, El Museo Latino, Heartland Family Service, Nebraska Medicine, and many others.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: AMB Guild: When you join the Guild, you gain the chance to volunteer for occasional get-togethers, where you’ll meet other Guild members and work on events such as the Nutcracker Boutique. There’s also a Junior Guild for young ballet fans.

The American Midwest Ballet School fosters a love of dance for students of all ages through exceptional training and performance opportunities, providing tuition scholarships to ensure access to dance for students in need.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Momentum – February 26 & 27, 2022 Swing, Swing, Swing! – April 2 & 9, 2022 The Nutcracker – November & December, 2022

AMERICAN MIDWEST BALLET 1001 South 6th St., Council Bluffs, IA 51501 Phone (712) 890-5590 www.amballet.org Artistic Director and CEO: Erika Overturff Chair, Board of Directors: Greta Vaught To volunteer or for more information: info@amballet.org 2022

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The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

HE AMERICAN RED CROSS is there every day for people all across the country to provide relief following a disaster, to train people in lifesaving skills so neighbors are ready to respond in emergency situations, and to ensure that our military personnel have a means of communication with loved ones should an emergency arise.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteers play a vital role in fulfilling the Red Cross mission: preparedness, prevention and response to emergencies. No matter your interests, skills or schedule, you can make a significant contribution to your community. Find out how rewarding giving your time and efforts can be. Take a look below at the number of ways you or your company can get involved with the American Red Cross.

We at the American Red Cross continue to be proactive to ensure we can positively impact how we serve our communities—today and in the future—to meet the needs of military families, disaster victims and hospital patients relying on blood donors, and those who turn to the Red Cross for lifesaving training.

• Disaster Responder • Smoke Alarm Installation Team

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Every day your donation makes a difference by providing shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those in need. Your donation to the American Red Cross will help us make a difference in the level of service we are able to provide to the community. The American Red Cross is not a government agency and depends on the generosity of the American people in order to provide vital programs and services. • Visit our website at www.redcross.org and click on “Donate” • Call (402) 343-7700 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays. You may also leave a message. • Mail a check/money order to: 2912 S 80th Ave., Omaha, NE 68124

• Support Service Members and Veterans • Public Speaking • General Office Support • College and Youth Red Cross Clubs • Donate Blood • ...Others! Visit www.redcross.org and click on “Volunteer.” We strive to match every volunteer with the position that best suits the individual’s skills and interests. If you have a particular skill to share and don’t see it listed, please contact us so that we can find an opportunity for you to serve! UPCOMING EVENTS: Heroes in the Heartland – March 15, 2022 Red Cross Giving Day – March 23, 2022 WISH LIST: • $15 provides one smoke alarm installation • $20 gives a blanket, meal, snack and comfort kit to a person in need • $50 provides a Red Cross bag filled with comfort items for a wounded service member arriving at a military hospital • $300 covers the daily cost to deploy an Emergency Response Vehicle • $1,000 provides food and shelter for a family of 4 for 5 days

NEBRASKA/IOWA REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS 2912 S 80th Ave. • Omaha, NE 68124 Phone (402) 343-7700 www.redcross.org CEO: Jill S. Orton Board Chair: Greg Key, Lueder Construction Board Vice Chair: Michelle Harris, Lincoln Financial Group

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SSISTANCE LEAGUE OF OMAHA is an all-volunteer organization serving Omaha since 1974. The organization returns 100 percent of proceeds, after expenses, to the community through its philanthropic programs. It received the 2020 Top-Rated Award by Great Nonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. Assistance League of Omaha has also achieved Platinum level in GuideStar and Best Practices status from The Nonprofit Association of the Midwest.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: THERE ARE MANY WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT THE ASSISTANCE LEAGUE’S WORK:

Provide a tax-deductible monetary donation $100 clothes one schoolchild. Attend and support our fundraising events such as the Christmas Caravan and Preview Party Gala.

Donate merchandise for fundraising events such as the Preview Party silent

Assistance League of Omaha receives no federal, state or city funding. Programs are funded by grants and donations, ALO’s Annual Christmas Caravan Tour of Homes and the Assistance League Thrift Shop located at 8502 West Center Road.

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Support the Assistance League Thrift Shop with your donations of adult clothing, small housewares and patronage. Our new ALO Thrift Shop at 8502 Center St. is now open. Stop in to check out all the bargains in men’s and women’s clothing, decorator items and much more! Donate new or gently-used books during our annual Operation Literacy program.

SIGNATURE PROGRAMS INCLUDE: Operation School Bell® Each year over 4,000 children from the greater Omaha area are given the opportunity to shop and select new school clothing at JCPenney, and also receive a book. Operation Recovery Encourages the residents of Santa Monica House to succeed during their substance abuse treatment programs and transition back into the community. Assault Survivor Kits® ALO purchases and prepares kits containing new clothing and hygiene products for victims of rape and other forms of violence. Over 350 kits are distributed to 12 Omaha hospitals and shelters. Children’s kits are provided via Project Harmony. Operation Teen Parent Teen parents in the Omaha school district are encouraged to complete their education and read to their children. Almost 900 books were distributed to students and four post-secondary scholarships were awarded (70 graduating seniors were celebrated). Operation Bear Hug Bears purchased by ALO are distributed to children in crisis situations via the Omaha Police precincts and eight other emergency agencies. Over 600 bears have comforted children in the last 12 months. Operation Literacy Reading skills are encouraged and books are distributed to children and adults in the greater Omaha area.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Become a member of Assistance League and use your time and talents to support our philanthropic programs.

Write grants UPCOMING EVENTS: Christmas Caravan Gala – November 2, 2022 Christmas Caravan Tour of Homes – November 3, 2022 Operation School Bell – October 2022

ASSISTANCE LEAGUE® OF OMAHA 8502 W Center Rd. • Omaha, NE 68124 Phone (402) 342-4288 alomaha.org President: Betsy McDaniel To volunteer or to donate contact: The Assistance League Office • (402) 342-4288 2022

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UTISM ACTION PARTNERSHIP Improving the quality of life of persons on the Autism Spectrum and their families through education, advocacy and support, thereby enabling them to be an integral part of the community.

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UTISM ACTION PARTNERSHIP (AAP) serves Nebraska’s autism community through targeted initiatives and programs that provide support to families, foster community inclusion, and create pathways to prosperity. Over the past decade, the diagnosis and prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has grown significantly, worldwide and locally. In 2020, The Center for Disease Control released a new study indicating 1 in 54 children are being diagnosed with ASD, which is nearly 2% of all children.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Individual Giving • Corporate Sponsorships • Event Sponsorships & Partnership • In-kind donations • Autism Awareness Month • Donations for Sensory Kits via Amazon Wish List

We Support Nebraska’s Autism Community through: Support: We are committed to connecting individuals and families to needed resources over their lifespan, offering services (like Project Lifesaver) to enhance the safety of those with autism, and helping to cultivate a strong social network through Making Memories events and the AAP Guild.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • AAP Guild • Common Senses Festival Docent • Making Memory Events

Inclusion: Our inclusion efforts aim to create more understanding and increased opportunities for the autism community to live enriched lived. AAP provides comprehensive trainings to businesses and partners on how to support and welcome individuals with autism and their loved ones.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Common Senses Festival – April 1-30, 2022 Swing for the Spectrum Golf Benefit – May 16, 2022

Prosperity: We help to answer the question of “what’s next” as autistic individuals enter adulthood. Through our Prosper Workforce Services program, we meet the needs of employers and participants by matching individuals to positions that meet their interests and address employers’ needs, while providing necessary support and training.

A Vintage Affaire XIV – October 8, 2022

AAP continues to be the only Certified Autism Center (designated by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards) in the Omaha Metro Area, and shares this designation with only one other organization in Nebraska.

AUTISM ACTION PARTNERSHIP 10110 Nicholas St., Ste. 202 • Omaha, NE 68114 Phone (402) 763-8830 www.AutismAction.org Executive Director: Justin Dougherty Board President: Gail Werner-Robertson Guild President: Wendy Andersen To volunteer or to donate call: (402) 763-8830 Ext. 1002

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BLUEBARN is dedicated to theatre’s most important tradition: to provoke thought, emotion, action and change.

LUEBARN THEATRE, now presenting its 33rd Season: EMBRACE, is Omaha’s premier professional contemporary theatre, located at 1106 S. 10th St. BLUEBARN was founded in the late 1980s by graduates from the Conservatory of Theatre and Film at the State University of New York Purchase.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: The BLUEBARN Theatre deeply appreciates the generosity of our donors. Gifts from individuals, foundations, corporations and other institutions can be designated by the donor in the following areas:

BLUEBARN is a cultural destination boasting a one-of-a-kind flexible 96-seat house with an indoor/outdoor plan allowing for innovative stage designs and audience perspectives. The site features integrated functional artwork created by four regional artists and a welcoming public green space for the entire community.

Annual Fund: Support the theatre’s mission and help BLUEBARN meet its operating expense with a donation to the Annual Fund. The Artists’ Fund: At BLUEBARN we believe that artists should be honored for their work not only with applause, but with a paycheck, and we are committed to providing payment to every artist working in our theatre. Become an investor and support the creative forces contributing to the incredible stories BLUEBARN puts on stage.

At the core of each season are five contemporary plays scheduled from September through June. The repertoire is diverse in theme and style, ranging from works by some of America’s most renowned modern playwrights, to regional premieres of work produced on the coasts, to new work by writers whose voices deserve to be heard amid the modern repertoire. In addition, BLUEBARN is dedicated to providing professional theatre experiences through a variety of access, outreach and engagement activities.

Show Sponsorships: Sponsor one of our award-winning productions and support a specific production at the level of your choice. Naming Opportunities: Envision your name on a wall, a theater seat or a porchyard brick. Opportunities available at all levels.

BLUEBARN is thrilled to welcome you back to a full season of transformative live theatre. After more than a year of disruption and awakenings, how do we begin again? How do we embrace the lessons from a long season of the unknown and emerge more focused and more present to one another and more committed to driving change in our community? How do we show up for one another, gather with joy and purpose,bringing our best selves and best work?

Planned Giving: Provide a lasting legacy for the future of the BLUEBARN Theatre and Omaha. Contact Director of Development Heather Hoyt at hhoyt@bluebarn.org or call (402) 345-1576.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Season 33 fully embraces our commitment to creating a thriving, equitable arts scene in Omaha. Join us in embracing extraordinary art and the artists who create it, and join us in embracing a stronger sense of community.

Volunteer opportunities are available in the front office and/or backstage as a carpenter, technician or member of our running crew. Some volunteers are needed to work outside in the summer, maintaining our beautiful green space. Volunteers are placed according to their interest, experience and availability and the BLUEBARN’s needs. All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and have reliable transportation. For more information about volunteering contact Amy Reiner, Director of Production, at areiner@bluebarn.org.

BLUEBARN THEATRE New York Born. Omaha Raised.

BLUEBARN THEATRE 1106 S 10th St. • Omaha, NE 68108 Phone (402) 345-1576 www.bluebarn.org Producing Artistic Director: Susan Clement Toberer Managing Director: Erika Sieff Board President: Dr. Devin Fox 2022

WISH LIST: • Visit our AmazonSmile Wish List at http://bit.ly/BluebarnWishList

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HEN YOUNG PEOPLE FIRST ARRIVE at Boys Town, their stories always start at rock bottom. They recall the cold steel of handcuffs. The weakness that comes with hunger. The shame that kept them from reaching out for help. Their many foster homes are a blur; they have never truly felt part of a family. They are angry and scared, guarded and lost.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • $1,000 donation can provide materials for classes at our Career Readiness Center • $600 donation can provide Christmas gifts for six Boys Town children • $150 donation can pay for a fun outing for a Boys Town family • $75 donation can help buy textbooks for a Boys Town classroom

These boys and girls find healing and redemption at Boys Town. Under the care and guidance of highly trained Family-Teachers, they feel safe. With time, they learn to trust. They come to terms with the past and begin to open up. They attend school and get help with their homework. They join band and the basketball team. They might even try something new, like track or choir. They explore potential careers in welding, health care, or culinary arts.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Participate in Community Team Projects, which include a wide variety of group service activities

Like any kid, deep down they want this: to earn the pride of their teachers, coaches and parents. They want to be loved. At Boys Town, for the first time, they hold their heads high and look toward the future—because of you.

• Welcome Visitors to Boys Town • Mentor One Student for one hour a week in reading or math, using teacher-selected materials

When you donate to Boys Town, you’re helping children thrive, no matter where they come from, what mistakes they have made, or what trauma they have suffered. For more than 100 years, Boys Town has been a community that exists to save children and heal families. With your support, we’ll be able to help for 100 more.

BOYS TOWN 14100 Crawford St. • Boys Town, NE 68010 Phone: (531) 355-1991 www.BoysTown.org/donate National Executive Director: Father Steven E. Boes National Board Chair: Kathy Nieland To volunteer, contact: Tom Lynch • (531) 355-1186

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WISH LIST: • Music supplies (instruments, sheet music) • Backpacks and sweatshirts for students • Athletic supplies (shoes, balls, nets, uniforms)

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UDDHA MAITREYA

FEEDING THE NEEDY OF OMAHA

To provide nutritious daily meals and offer immediate assistance to the homeless and needy in Omaha including providing new clothes, shoes, tents, bedding and meditation tools/music to heal and uplift the body & spirit.

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BUDDHA MAITREYA SOUL THERAPY CENTER was established in Omaha in December 2019 and is the central point of the Feeding & Helping the Homeless of Omaha program. The Center is open seven days a week and offers a range of meditation healing tools and energetic therapies—all are welcomed. The Center is part of the Church of Shambhala Vajradhara Maitreya Sangha, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1996. It is run by Sanat Buddha Maitreya Kumara and his wife Mandarava Tara Kumara. In 2020 Sanat Kumara was honored with the Marquis Who’s Who Worldwide Humanitarian Award and was recognized as one of the Top Professionals of the Year.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES:

Part of the Center's charitable activity includes the Feeding & Helping the Homeless & Needy of Omaha program, which was established in May 2020. The Omaha program provides 60 freshly-made nutritious meals daily as well as providing much-needed items such as new clothes, coats, boots, tents, sleeping bags and much more to support the most vulnerable in the local community. In addition, meditation music and tools are provided to anyone who requests, to help support and uplift body, mind and spirit. The Center serves as a mobile unit; monks and nuns of the Church of Shambhala and volunteers of the Center drive in the downtown Omaha area to distribute meals and needed items seven days a week.

● Fundraising need: help with providing sleeping bags, tents and new warm clothing including shoes, coats, hats and gloves.

● Call our toll-free number if you would like to make a donation directly: (877) 444-7685 ● Donate online with PayPal Giving Fund at this link: www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/2234853 ● Fundraising need: help with purchasing items for the daily lunch sacks, both good quality fresh food items and/or funds to purchase. ● Fundraising need: $150 provides 50 lunch sacks for one day ~ $1,000 provides 60 lunch sacks for 1 week ~ $4,000 provides 60 lunch sacks for one month

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Please call us if you would like to volunteer. Our toll-free number is (877) 444-7685

The organization is a member of Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless (MAACH) and Nonprofit Association of the Midlands (NAM) and help to provide a link between the local homeless commuity and response units that can asssist futher with medical, housing and other needs. The Church of Shambhala currently supports similar programs in Lake County, California; Glastonbury, England; and Kathmandu, Nepal in addition to many other charitable projects that support and uplift humanity. Thank you for your support and kindness as we reach out to help those in our neighborhood who are in need.

WISH LIST: THE CHURCH OF SHAMBHALA VAJRADHARA MAITREYA SANGHA: BUDDHA MAITREYA FEEDING THE NEEDY OF OMAHA 13013 West Center Rd. • Omaha, NE 68144 Phone (707) 587-4015 • Toll Free (877) 444 -7685 shambhalaomahacharity.org Director: Sanat Buddha Maitreya Kumara Co-Director: Mandarava Tara Kumara Local Administrators: Ani Patty & Lama Ian

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• High-protein foods in bulk quantities such as turkey, ham, cheese, and nuts for our daily lunch sacks

• New daily clothing such as socks, underwear, thermal shirts and pants, sweaters, sweatshirts

• Sleeping bags

• Survival items such as flashlights, heaters, shoe and hand warmers

• Tents • New winter wear such as coats, gloves, hats and boots

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To educate and empower Hispanic/Latino individuals and families toward thriving, self-sufficient, and healthy lives.

ENTRO LATINO OF IOWA stands ready to serve as the premier bilingual and bicultural agency in Council Bluffs that focus in the following areas of transformation to create collective impact:

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Annual Fund • Corporate Sponsorship • Giving Tuesday

• Community outreach & advocacy • Housing stability and economic resilience

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Latino Festival Volunteers • Community Navigators • Community Advocates • Social Media Ambassadors • Spanish Teachers • Childcare Volunteers

• Community leadership & civic engagement • Cultural integration & community celebration Centro Latino works to help clients address their family’s immediate needs by connecting them to resources that help them meet their essential needs. We serve as a bilingual and bicultural resource navigation agency that guides clients through all their options to find the right resources available, such as pantry services; housing assistance, rental and utility assistance; applications to Medicaid, SNAP, and unemployment insurance; and various other resources. Helping our clients become self-sufficient is a key goal for our agency.

CENTRO LATINO OF IOWA 300 W. Broadway, Ste. 40 • Council Bluffs, IA 51503 Phone (712) 256-6009 www.sucentrolatino.com Executive Director: Ramon Calzada Board President/Chair: Vanessa Dobles To volunteer contact: Sofia Sandoval Family Support Services Coordinator • (712) 256-6009

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HARLES DREW HEALTH CENTER Charles Drew Health Center Inc. is dedicated to providing quality comprehensive healthcare that acknowledges the dignity of the individual, the strength of the family, and the supportive network of the community.

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HARLES DREW HEALTH CENTER, INC. is a Community Health Center committed to providing affordable and accessible health care to all people. We strive to improve the health status of the communities we serve. We provide services to all people regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, culture, national origin, immigration status, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, source of payment for care, or ability to pay. We work to eliminate or minimize any barriers patients may have and assist them with any applicable resources to receive the care that they need. Our values are: improved performance to provide health care and support services for our customers with everincreasing quality; customer-driven to provide health care and support services focused on, determined by, and evaluated by our customers; accessibility to provide health care and support services that minimize barriers to our customers (cost, location, awareness, etc.); ethical practice to provide health care and support services that conform to the highest standards of ethical and medical practices.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Today, there are nearly 30 million Americans without health insurance and millions more who are struggling without access to basic health care services. Community Health Centers like Charles Drew Health Center offer real solutions. Through our 11 primary health care delivery sites, we have met the medical, dental, behavioral health and fitness and nutrition needs of thousands of men, women and children in the Omaha metropolitan area. Last year, Charles Drew Health Center served nearly 15,000 patients, accounting for just under 50,000 patient visits! Visit charlesdrew.networkforgood.com to support quality, affordable health care.

CHARLES DREW HEALTH CENTER, INC. 2915 Grant St. • Omaha, NE 68111 Phone: (402) 451-3553 charlesdrew.com CEO: Kenny D. McMorris, MPA, FACHE, CHCEF Chairperson: Christopher T. Rodgers Vice Chairperson: John W. Ewing, Jr. Secretary: Patricia Brown Treasurer: Fredrick E. Edegbele Directors: Cho Aye, Terrence S. Byrd, James Davenport, Ernestine Dorsey, Megan Hunt, Sal Issaka, Brenda Paiz, Keith Station, Raymond Stoupa, Sheila Wrobel To donate visit: charlesdrew.networkforgood.com

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Responding to the cry of a child

OR 130 YEARS, Child Saving Institute (CSI) has provided a safe haven and healing for thousands of young victims of abuse, neglect and trauma in the Omaha-metro area.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Memorials/Tributes/Honorariums Gifts in any amount may be made to CSI to honor or memorialize a loved one.

Securities We gratefully accept charitable gifts of stocks and property. Please consult a professional for details or call Cali Page, Legacy Giving Coordinator, for additional information at (402) 504-3661.

At its core, CSI exists to help children and families. CSI has developed an exemplary reputation for utilizing early intervention and prevention techniques to help parents successfully cope with stressful situations, reducing the risk of abuse and neglect or the threat of having children removed from their homes.

Legacy Gifts Legacy gifts allow you to choose the type of legacy you would like to leave at the end of your life and can help alleviate your tax burden. Please call Cali Page, Legacy Giving Coordinator, at (402) 504-3661 to discuss CSI’s legacy gift options.

CSI also provides hope. Its trained staff help create a positive family dynamic by recruiting foster and adoptive families for children and teens. As part of this work, CSI manages the Nebraska Heart Gallery, where many older children and siblings available for adoption have found loving “forever families.”

In-kind Gifts Children and youth in CSI’s care can use non-monetary gifts. View the Wish List below or visit childsaving.org for additional Wish List items to meet the needs of the children, teens and families receiving services from CSI. For health and safety, CSI requests all donations be new and unused.

CSI’s nationally accredited Early Childhood Education program provides nurturing care in two facilities that are safe, stimulating and focused on making learning fun. CSI’s childcare centers—located at CSI at 4545 Dodge St. and at the Spellman Child Development Center on the College of Saint Mary campus—offer children ages 6 weeks to 6 years the best possible environment, providing children with a true sense of community and individualized attention and care.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Early Childhood Education Share your creative talents and energy with children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old. Storytellers and creative coloring gurus welcomed!

Office Volunteers Individuals are needed to assist with mailings and general office

CSI also offers parenting classes and workshops so that parents learn new ways to care for their children through love, responsiveness and appropriate communication. Classes and workshops cover everything from basic care, playtime and bedtime, to budgeting and health concerns.

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Gardening Volunteers CSI needs help with maintenance of its nature playground, weeding and planting.

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CSI is funded through private donations, government grants and contracts, and the United Way of the Midlands.

Due to COVID-19, volunteer opportunities may adjust throughout the year. Please contact Anna Dwyer, Events and Projects Coordinator, at (402) 504-3664 or adwyer@childsaving.org for additional volunteer information.

WISH LIST: • Personal Hygiene Products: ethnic hair products, chapstick, deodorant, body wash, combs/brushes, shampoo/condition, toothbrushes/toothpaste, hand sanitizer • Baby Items: infant socks, onesies, baby wash, shampoo, diaper rash cream, bibs, bottles, pacifiers, baby bouncers, baby swings, pack-n-plays, diapers, baby wipes, car seats, bassinets • Children’s Clothing: shirts, shorts/pants, socks, jackets, sweatshirts • Teen’s Clothing: shirts, shorts,/pants,leggings, socks, sweatpants, sweatshirts, undergarments, boxers/briefs

CHILD SAVING INSTITUTE 4545 Dodge St. • Omaha, NE 68132 Phone (402) 553-6000 www.childsaving.org facebook.com/csiomaha • twitter.com/childsaving youtube.com/childsavinginstitute President and CEO: Jaymes Sime Board Chair: Mike Geppert Guild President: Ashley Dieckman To volunteer or to donate contact: Anna Dwyer, Events and Projects Coordinator • (402) 504-3664 • adwyer@childsaving.org

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To improve the life of every child.

HILDREN’S HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER is the only fullservice, pediatric health care center in Nebraska, providing expertise in more than 50 pediatric specialty services to children across a five-state region and beyond. As an advocate for children, many of the services Children’s provides are not reimbursed. No child in need of medical care is ever turned away for an inability to pay. That’s why Children’s depends on the generosity of donors for help.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Children’s Foundation donors generate philanthropic support to fund cutting-edge equipment, research, unreimbursed care and a wide range of medical programs.

Opportunities include: • Major Gifts • Annual Gifts • Event Sponsorships and Partnerships • Endowment and Planned Giving • Friends Board • Memorials and Tributes

REGIONALLY AND NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED SERVICES Children’s provides the very best care for children and families. Children’s is home to Nebraska’s only Level IV regional Newborn Intensive Care Unit and the state’s only Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. A regional heart center, it offers the very best care to patients in multiple areas, including cardiac imaging, electrophysiology, heart failure and interventional cardiology as well as expertise in pediatric heart transplantation. Children’s is recognized as a 2021-22 Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report in four pediatric specialties: Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Pulmonology & Lung Surgery and Urology.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES • Children’s Charity Golf Classic • Fore! the Kids • Friends Board • Gala • Gift Shop • Wine Women & Shoes

CHILDREN’S GROWTH FUELS NEED FOR EXPANSION Increasingly, the families of the more than two million children within a 250-mile radius of Omaha are depending on Children’s to provide life-saving and lifechanging care. Last year, Children’s touched the lives of close to 153,000 children, including children like Easton, pictured above, who are among the sickest, most critically ill children across the region. Easton, diagnosed with chronic kidney disease and multiple congenital anomalies, had surgery at Children’s on his first day of life and has endured more than 30 surgeries and procedures since then.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Fore! the Kids – May 9, 2022

For Easton and all children in the region, Children’s must grow—in scope and space—to continue to provide the very best in pediatric care. To meet the demands for high-quality pediatric care in our community, Children’s opened the Hubbard Center for Children, a nine-floor clinical facility expansion, in the fall of 2021. Home to many of Children’s critical pediatric programs and services, the Hubbard Center will further the advanced research needed to take pediatric care to the next level.

Wine Women & Shoes – April 1, 2022 Children’s Charity Golf Classic – Fall 2022

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION 8404 Indian Hills Dr., Ste. 650 • Omaha, NE 68114 Phone (402) 955-6851 ChildrensOmaha.org Executive Director: Beth Greiner Board Chair: Cindy Heider

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To teach each child, every day, the values and life skills essential to a successful life– One full of Caring, Contribution and Commitment.

HILDREN’S SQUARE U.S.A. is a private, not-for-profit organization founded on December 23, 1882, and incorporated on March 16, 1883. Founded as the Council Bluffs Home of the Friendless, the name changed to Christian Home Association in 1894. The name was changed to Christian Home AssociationChildren’s Square U.S.A. in 1986.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Annual/Event Sponsorships - Annual sponsors are recognized throughout the year for their support that benefits programs and special projects. Event sponsorships are also available for Chip in for Children and the Jason Awards. • General Contributions - Monetary and in-kind are both vital in providing the array of goods and services to meet the programming needs. • Memorial and Honor Gifts - Tribute gifts are a special means of recognition for an associate, friend or family member. • Planned Gifts - Gifts to the Christian Home Association Foundation provide for long-term support. Donors may also contribute to the Children’s Square Endowment Fund at the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation.

Children’s Square U.S.A. has a rich history of caring for children from birth to 21 and their families, meeting their individualized needs, instilling hope and helping restore lives. Our mission is: “To teach, every day, the values and life skills essential to a successful life – one full of caring, contribution and commitment - Empowering each with: The Vision to See – and the value of setting an ideal for which to reach; The Courage to Try – and the value of accepting each obstacle as a challenge to meet; and The Will to Succeed – and the value of making the commitment to persevere.”

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Involvement with children through the Spiritual Life Program, in educational

Over 1,000 children and families are served each day. Services include early childhood care and education programs, counseling services, pediatric integrated health services, emergency shelter for children, triage and temporary shelter, a grades 1-12 school for children with behavioral needs, residential treatment for children and adolescents experiencing serious emotional disorders, aftercare services for young adults who have aged out of foster care, and support of foster, adoptive and resource families in both Iowa and Nebraska that are caring for children in their homes.

activities and in the children’s shelter and residential programs Assist with activities that are associated with special events (registration) Carpentry Projects such as painting, drywall repair and building shelves Administrative: administrative functions, support services and phone calls An application process and background checks are required for some volunteer positions. For information on current volunteer opportunities, contact Laura Schultz at (712) 322-3700 or email visitorcenter@childrenssquare.org.

Children’s Square U.S.A. is fully licensed and accredited. The annual operating budget for 2019 was $9,728,048. Approximately 120 full- and part-time employees deliver programs and services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Volunteers add their hearts and hands to make a difference in a variety of ways. The main campus is located just northwest of the downtown Council Bluffs area. Additional offices are located in Omaha at 50th and Leavenworth.

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CHILDREN’S SQUARE U.S.A. 520 N 7th St. • Council Bluffs, IA 51503 Phone (712) 322-3700 • (888) 245-3593 www.childrenssquare.org President and CEO: Debbie Orduna Board Chair: Scott Hartman Friends Board President: Cindi Keithley To volunteer or to donate contact: Dr. Viv Ewing • (712) 322-3700

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• Financial contribution for children’s programming

• Gift certificates for movies, bowling, pizza and birthday cakes, gifts

• Linens/bedding (twin size and twin XL) and towels (bath and kitchen)

• Event passes/tickets for groups of 10-12 to museums, plays, sporting events and movies

• Outdoor and indoor recreational games

• Visit childrenssquare.org for an updated list

• Memberships to area attractions

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Completely KIDS educates and empowers kids and families to create a safe, healthy, successful and connected community.

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VERY DAY, WE WORK FOR a world where children are the future, family is the foundation and the community is inclusive. When you support Completely KIDS with your time, talents and dollars, you make a lasting impact on thousands of kids and families living in our community.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: There are so many ways to make a difference for those we serve. Your gift of just $12 feeds a child for a weekend – often the only food available. Here are other ways to give: • Field Trips Your $25 gift gives one child four experiences otherwise not enjoyed. • Family Night Fun $50 provides a hot meal for eight and fun activities that strengthen family relationships. • Service Learning Awareness When you give $100, two children enjoy an eightweek service learning experience that enhances their awareness of community issues. • Language Literacy 25 parents gain English language literacy with your gift of $250. • Nutrition and Cooking Classes Help us expand knowledge of nutrition and how to cook healthy meals. Your $500 gift provides a six-week cooking class for 15 children. • Academic Support and Enrichment Knowledge and the ability to learn propel children toward being responsible citizens. Your $1000 gift provides 20 KIDS with academic support by trained professionals for a week.

Completely KIDS serves 2,000 children ages 4-14, (and by extension, their families), with a depth of critical services before and after school and all summer long. We partner with nine OPS schools, two parochial schools and several community-based organizations, including homeless shelters. SERVICES: • Hands-on curriculum with a focus on reading, STEM and classroom readiness • Healthy meals at-site, hands-on skills in our teaching kitchen and bags of weekend food • Swimming lessons and water safety skills • Mental health services

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Weekend Food Prep and Packaging This great group activity with friends,

• Music lessons

• Fundraising/Supply Drives – Participate in Pinot, Pigs and Pours and Night in

coworkers, youth groups is fun, takes very little time and provides much-needed food for KIDS. the Neighborhood (see our website). Plus, we’re happy to work with you to coordinate a fundraising/supply drive. •Homework Help – Help with homework assignments and inspire KIDS to love learning. •At-Site Opportunities – Volunteer opportunities are available at 11 of our locations and at Completely KIDS. Contact us about reading with the KIDS, helping garden or sharing another talent you have. We’d love to see you!

• Leadership and teen employment program • Nature exploration classrooms and care of community garden • Classes in ESL, literacy, GED for adults and more

UPCOMING EVENTS: Author Luncheon – April 7, 2022 WISH LIST: • Weekend food program and at-site snacks • School supply drive: New backpacks, pencils, markers, scissors, spiral notebooks, paper, folders, glue • Holiday gift drive: Spread holiday cheer by making an impact with a gift donation. • Program supplies: New board games, puzzles, flash cards, beads, tissues, wipes, paper towels • Sports equipment: New soccer balls, footballs, basketballs, jump ropes • Gift cards to gas stations, grocery stores, department stores such as Target for families in need

COMPLETELY KIDS 2566 St. Mary’s Ave. • Omaha, NE 68105 Phone (402) 397-5809 completelykids.org Chief Executive Officer: Carla Rizzo Board Chairman: Patrick Groves Guild Board President: Karly Jurgensen Daniel To volunteer or to donate contact: info@completelykids.org • (402) 397-5809 2022

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Our mission is to empower and equip undereducated and unemployed men and women through character development, vocational training and work experience.

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HE CROSS TRAINING CENTER exemplifies the message, “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day but if you teach him how to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.”

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Vehicles of any kind for mechanical training. Corporate Sponsors to join us in providing solutions to poverty. Memorial, Tributes and Honorariums are welcome and acknowledged. Financial Contributions can be set as one-time or monthly online at

Our students are youth and adults who are unemployed because of challenging backgrounds and circumstances. They have experienced setbacks in life due to incarceration, homelessness, generational poverty and other challenging conditions.

www.crosstc.com.

We provide vocational training and hands-on work experience so they gain skills and knowledge to overcome the barriers of employment. They are able to acquire a job on a career path and break the cycle of poverty for generations to come.

Capital Campaign Sponsorships will support our plans to enhance our growing program through needed additions and expansions. Utilizing our Services supports our programs.

Our students receive real work experience while providing valuable services to the community in the following areas:

• Cross Electronic Recycling – www.crossrecycling.com • Cross Automotive – www.carsfortraining.com

• Electronic recycling • Computer refurbishing and repair • Computer and electronics retail Store • Automotive maintenance and repair • Banquet facility and food services • Janitorial and grounds maintenance

• Redeemed Computers & Electronics – www.redeemedcomputers.com • Cross Social Hall – www.crosstc.com/hall

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Professional Talents needed for photography and videography services Planning Committee for fundraising events, Go Green! Gala and other special

Cross Training Center’s mission is to provide solutions to poverty through work. Our vocational training program not only helps our students succeed but also keeps our environment safe and clean.

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Corporate or Community Hosts for electronics collection events at a location

Contact Brenda Banks at (402) 590-2100, via email at brenda@crosstc.com, or visit www.crosstc.com for more information.

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CROSS TRAINING CENTER 5030 N. 72nd St. • Omaha, NE 68134 Phone (402) 590-2100 www.crosstc.com Executive Director: Brenda Banks To volunteer, donate or learn more about our program: (402) 590-2100 • www.crosstc.com

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WISH LIST: • Vehicles, appliances and electronics for our vocational training program. We accept anything with a cord, battery or motor – from as small as a cell phone to as large as a car, and everything in between! • Home and hygiene products to prepare students for the successful careers ahead of them. • Speaking engagements to share our proven solutions to poverty.

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To empower the Omaha community through access to technology and innovative learning experiences.

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O SPACE IS A ONE-OF-A-KIND community technology space and digital workshop. It was designed to tackle the digital divide in Omaha, as well as to boost digital skills and drive innovation, creativity and invention in our region.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Monetary donations support local technology access and education. Program and equipment sponsorships fund targeted innovative educational opportunities and emerging technology purchases.

• Located at 72nd & Dodge • Open every day, 90 hours a week • Over 85,000 members • Membership, programs and services are free

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: From general assistance to high-level technology mentoring, Do Space offers a variety of impactful opportunities to volunteers with all levels of experience. Mentor: Share your specialized expertise as a community technology tutor, assisting members one on one with jump-starting new projects and skills. Sidekick: Assist members with basic software and hardware questions. Explorer: Act as an assistant educator or even event assistant.

What are people doing at Do Space? Launching companies, finding jobs, and volunteering with seniors, to name a few things. At Do Space, Omahans have free access to high-speed internet, high-end computer workstations and devices, 3D printers, and innovative technology-focused learning opportunities for all ages. We have a little something for everyone, but aim to make a significant impact on two key groups: (1) underconnected, low-income individuals and (2) entrepreneurs, inventors and creators. The future belongs to those who understand technology. Here at Do Space, we are dedicated to ensuring that technology is available to everyone, from those seeking basic access to technology to those pursuing cuttingedge projects. Help us make Omaha future-ready with your gift today.

DO SPACE 7205 Dodge St. • Omaha, NE 68114 Phone (402) 819-4022 www.dospace.org Chief Executive Officer: Rebecca Stavick Board Chair: Michael McCarthy To volunteer contact: Ali Higgins, Volunteer Coordinator volunteer@dospace.org

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Dreamweaver Foundation is dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of seniors who are terminally ill, making their life-long dream come true through incredible experiences they will never forget.

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REAMWEAVER FOUNDATION is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fulfilling lifelong dreams for terminally ill seniors in need. We are committed to honoring our most cherished generation in their final days. It is our belief that granting these dreams will forever enrich and change the lives of not only the Dreamer, but his or her family and our community. We serve seniors who are at or below the federal poverty guidelines in the greater Omaha area, eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Donate Financially Make a contribution to support our work. Visit www.dreamweaver.org to give online. Participate in our annual auction every September by sponsoring the event, donating an auction item, or bidding! Encourage your organization or business to become a Community Partner.

We believe dreams are more than tangible things. A “dream” is a life experience: a long-awaited fishing trip, multi-generational family portraits, seeing your granddaughter walk down the aisle, a conversation with your son who is overseas serving our great country, a trip down memory lane visiting the Baseball Hall of Fame. Dreams are more than dreams: they are a gift of hope.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Help make a dream come true for one of our Dreamers. Dream Team: You or your business can volunteer to help fulfill a lifelong dream for a senior. Go to www.dreamweaver.org to sign up today.

The granting of a lifelong dream is a very simple task, but the impact is great. Dreamers have stated that they are happier, feel healthier and have a greater sense of accomplishment after their dream is granted. We strive to help connect our Dreamers with family and friends and create excitement through their dream, helping to eliminate the feeling of isolation in their final days. Fulfillment of lifelong dreams not only enriches one’s quality of life, it can minimize pain and help to establish a proper farewell for all involved. These activities affect the entire community, changing people’s perception on aging; not only how we as a community view our most cherished generation, but how we see ourselves aging. With your support, we can build a community culture that values and respects all those who live here.

Dreamweaver Guild: We are looking for fun, creative individuals with a passion to give to join our Guild. Email us at info@dreamweaver.org for more information. UPCOMING EVENTS: Drive Fore! Dreams – April 28, 2022 Boots & Buckets – September 22, 2022 Making Spirits Bright – November 2022

To learn more about Dreamweaver Foundation, go to www.dreamweaver.org.

DREAMWEAVER FOUNDATION 14600 Branch St., Ste. 113 • Omaha, NE 68154 Phone (402) 697-5471 www. Dreamweaver.org Executive Director: Cheri Mastny Board President: Lakelyn Hogan To volunteer or to donate contact: Cheri Mastny (402) 697-5471 • info@dreamweaver.org

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Provide relevant educational and entertaining opportunities within the region that exceed customer expectations, while preserving our community’s vibrant cultural history.

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NION STATION opened its doors to the public on January 15, 1931, as one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in the United States. This magnificent facility, now a National Historic Landmark, served millions of rail travelers and was well-known for its “modern” amenities and lavish style.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Annual Fund Help further the museum’s mission with a donation to the Annual Fund. Brick by Brick Campaign Honor a friend or loved one with an engraved brick in

Today, Union Station serves as the home of The Durham Museum, and its grandeur has not diminished with time. In fact, this building shines brighter than ever and continues to welcome visitors from around the globe. The entire museum team is dedicated to enhancing our offerings and providing our guests with a unique experience each time you visit.

Education and Exhibition Sponsorship Support one-of-a-kind programs and exhibitions that inspire museum visitors. Become a Member Be part of a community that supports the museum’s mission to preserve our region’s vibrant history. Heritage Map Make a lasting impact with a contribution to The Durham Museum’s Heritage Map. Planned Giving Provide a lasting legacy to the museum and the community.

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From our permanent exhibits highlighting the history of Omaha and its surrounding regions to impressive traveling exhibitions from our national partners such as the Smithsonian Institution, the National Archives, the Library of Congress and the Field Museum, there is truly something for everyone.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Visitor Experience Volunteers Greet and assist guests at the admission desk, Hitchcock Museum Shop and membership table.

Visitor Engagement Volunteers Engage with visitors as a docent, gallery guide, train car host and more to enhance their experience at the museum.

Behind the Scenes Volunteers Keep the museum on track by assisting with exhibition installation, digitizing in the photo archive, assembling mailings and more. Special Events Volunteers: Enjoy the museum’s signature events while volunteering in the galleries, at activity stations and more.

UPCOMING EVENTS: On Track Guild Landmark Luncheon – TBA Corporate Membership Drive – Spring, Summer and Fall 2022 Sentimental Journey – November 11, 2022

THE DURHAM MUSEUM 801 S 10th St. • Omaha, NE 68108 Phone (402) 444-5071 DurhamMuseum.org Executive Director: Christi Janssen Board Chairman: John P. Nelson To volunteer contact: (402) 444-5071 or volunteer@durhammuseum.org 2022

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OUNDED IN 1984, Habitat for Humanity of Omaha is a grassroots organization that builds and renovates houses, forges community partnerships and breaks down barriers. We help to grow and maintain the quality, affordable housing stock in Burt County, Omaha, Sarpy County, Washington County and Waterloo while increasing access to homeownership opportunities throughout the area. Habitat Omaha homebuyers are required to complete up to 350 hours of sweat equity before purchasing their homes through a 20- to 30-year affordable mortgage. Since 1984, we have served 2,149 families in our community to help address their housing issues through homeownership, home improvements and communitybuilding activities.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: There are many ways to make an impact with Habitat Omaha. Whether you make a charitable gift, donate materials, join a group, or attend an event - your support will make a lasting difference for families in our community. Visit habitatomaha.org to learn more about ways to give. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Construction - Build quality, affordable houses alongside future Habitat Omaha homeowners - no experience needed! ReStore - Lend a hand at one of our two Habitat for Humanity ReStore home improvement stores, where proceeds benefit Habitat Omaha. Other opportunities to get involved include events and office support. Visit our website to learn more!

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF OMAHA 1701 N 24th St. • Omaha, NE 68110 Phone: (402) 457-5657 habitatomaha.org • OmahaHabitatReStore.org CEO: Amanda Brewer Board Chair: George Achola, Vice President and Counsel, Burlington Capital Real Estate To support contact: T.J. Isaacs Chief Development Officer • (402) 884-7785 To volunteer contact: Garrett Ross Volunteer Manager • (402) 884-7115

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MMIGRANT LEGAL CENTER Immigrant Legal Center welcomes immigrants into our communities by providing high-quality legal services, education, and advocacy.

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S NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA’S largest nonprofit immigration legal services provider, Immigrant Legal Center is focused on empowering immigrants to live with confidence and free from fear. Through legal services, education, and advocacy, ILC is unique in our ability to meet the everchanging needs of immigrant communities because of our people, our partners, and our promise to never turn any family away due to inability to pay.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Individual Gifts & Commemorations • Food Truck World Tour Event Sponsorships • Giving Tuesday • Planned Giving

Immigrants face many of the same challenges others do, including economic instability, lack of educational opportunities, housing, food insecurity, and increasing health disparities. However, a lack of immigration status creates a barrier to overcoming these challenges that is unique to the people we serve. Legal immigration issues can result in living in fear of family separation, distrusting governmental organizations, lacking affordable healthcare options or seeking help only in case of an emergency, not having access to work that pays a livable wage, and getting turned away at food banks.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Interpreters • Translators • Pro Bono Attorneys • Clerical & Event Assistants

This underscores why the work of Immigrant Legal Center is more important than ever. Together we can provide high-quality legal representation to help lowincome immigrants obtain the legal documentation they need to prevent instability and to live with confidence and free from fear. Immigrant Legal Center is a trusted regional source to handle the most complex case types—including federal litigation, removal proceedings, and complicated asylum applications. ILC’s immigration legal services are aimed directly at removing the biggest barrier to overcoming the challenges that prevent progress and allowing our clients to take their lives into their own hands.

IMMIGRANT LEGAL CENTER (ILC), An Affiliate of the Justice For Our Neighbors Network 4223 Center St. • Omaha, NE 68105 Phone (402) 898-1349 www.immigrantlc.org Executive Director: Erik Omar Board Chair: Tom Simms To volunteer or to donate contact: Cailan Franz, Director of Development and Communications (402) 884-0416 • cailan@immigrantlc.org

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At Kids Can Community Center our mission is to educate, engage, and inspire children through early childhood care and out-of-school experiences.

STABLISHED IN 1908 as Social Settlement Association of Omaha, a focus on children and families was a common thread throughout the first century of the organization. We had our first school-based program in 1916, our first summer program in 1923, and our first preschool program in 1942. In 2009, we rebranded to Kids Can Community Center to reflect our vision and commitment to children and families.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Individual Giving • Corporate Sponsorships • Can Do Awards Event • In-kind Donations • Giving through AmazonSmile, Baker’s Plus, SHARE Omaha and TAGG • Planned Giving • Capital gifts

We operate two core programs to support student academic success: Early Childhood Education and Out-Of-School programs. Our Early Childhood Education program is comprised of toddler, preschool, and pre-K classrooms open every weekday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for children ages 18 months to 5 years old. Kids Can provides a setting of the highest quality as one of only three Omaha centers with the highest Level 5 rating awarded by the Department of Education in the Nebraska Step Up to Quality Program. Kids Can currently has eight sites offering Out-Of-School programs for children ages 5 to 13 years old. Our center at 4860 Q St. offers the widest variety of programs including mentoring, before-school programs, after-school programs, full-day programs when school is closed for conferences/in-service days and uninterrupted summer program. We also operate six school-based sites at Mandela, Miller Park, Minne Lusa, Wakonda, Gilder and Conestoga Magnet Elementary Schools and summer programs in North and South Omaha.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Mentors – Our Mentoring Program is one-on-one mentoring between a caring adult and a student who attends our after-school program. Mentor and mentee matches typically meet one hour a week on-site at our center.

Can Do Event Team – We are looking for volunteers to assist in the creation and promotion of our annual Can Do Luncheon honoring individuals and organizations with the “can do attitude” that make our community great!

We continue to value the belief that all children deserve an impactful enriching educational experience despite any socio-economic barrier they may encounter. Our younger children will be better prepared to enter kindergarten and our elementary students will participate in our unique STEMsmart Academy (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Strength, Music, Art, Reading, Tutoring). Kids Can is a Nonprofit Association of the Midlands Best Practices Partner and a GuideStar Platinum Status Member.

Program Volunteers – Volunteers are paired with staff to assist in carrying out program activities in our STEMsmart Academy (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, strength, music, art, reading, tutoring). Group Volunteer Projects – Kids Can has special projects throughout the year such as painting, grounds clean-up or community events, which are great opportunities to get your group or company involved. UPCOMING EVENTS: Giving Tuesday – November 30, 2021 Can Do Awards Luncheon – May 5, 2022 Do Good Week – May 10-12, 2022

KIDS CAN COMMUNITY CENTER 4860 Q St. • Omaha, NE 68117 Phone (402)731-6988 • www.kidscan.org CEO: Robert Patterson Board Chair: Lindsay Neemann To volunteer contact: Cliff McEvoy, Philanthropy Director cmcevoy@kidscan.org • (402) 731-6988 ext 212

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• Follow us on social media and spread the word

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ONNECTING PEOPLE TO resources is central to The Kim Foundation’s mission of improving lives through mental health and suicide prevention. Through its work, The Kim Foundation serves to bridge the gaps in mental health services and further encourages innovation that will enhance programs, expand services, strengthen organizational systems, and—most importantly— transform lives. We focus on increasing awareness and promoting continued education related to mental illness and suicide. The Kim Foundation strives to break down the stigma often associated with seeking mental health care. We work to assure individuals and families touched by mental illness and/or suicide that they are not alone in their journey to recovery.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Sponsor or purchase a ticket to our 2022 A Time for Hope & Healing event. Donate in honor or memory of someone lost to suicide. Make individual contributions to support a number of our programs. Become a corporate sponsor for our programs. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Become a member of the Metro Area LOSS Team We have an ongoing recruitment process for volunteers to serve on our LOSS Team as a clinician, or someone who has lost a loved one to suicide. Our goal is to recruit 50 members for this team. If you are passionate about suicide prevention and postvention, call us today!

THE KIM FOUNDATION 11949 Q St. • Omaha, NE 68137 Phone (402) 891-6911 www.thekimfoundation.org Executive Director: Julia Hebenstreit Board President/Chairs: Larry and Kathy Courtnage Board of Directors: Vicki Courtnage, Craig Wolf, Mark Wolf To volunteer or donate, contact The Kim Foundation: (402) 891-6911 • info@thekimfoundation.org

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UTHERAN FAMILY SERVICES OF NEBRASKA LFS expresses love for all people by providing quality human care services that build and strengthen individual, family and community life.

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NE OF THE LARGEST human care organizations in the state, LFS leads as an organization that places the people we serve at the center of all of the programs and services we provide. With locations across Nebraska and in Council Bluffs, Iowa, LFS effectively delivers health and human care that meets individuals’, families’, and communities’ social, cultural and linguistic needs. LFS programs and services are available to anyone regardless of age, race, religion or income.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Cost of one session of a parenting class that will reduce the risk of child abuse and increase the parenting skills of a struggling teen parent – $35

• Provide one hour of intensive therapy for a child suffering from the trauma of sexual abuse – $150

• Provide one hour of therapy that could save a clinically depressed person’s life – $110 • Provide one hour of case management/advocacy services assist

Community Based Services: Providing opportunities for children and families to thrive.

refugees/immigrants with school registration, filing taxes, job training, navigating healthcare, and learning about public transportation – $30 • Car seats for teen and/or low-income mothers – $60 each • New crib and mattress – $210 each

• Family Preservation Services: Pre- and post-adoption services, foster care and in-home services, kinship care, home study, and pregnancy and maternal health counseling • Individual and Family Support Services: Case management, crisis intervention, basic needs support, disaster care management, health navigation, access to resources, referrals to community resources, legal immigration services, and interpretation and translation language support • Economic Empowerment: Supporting families as they pursue selfsufficiency through workforce development, asset-building programs, and career planning • Education Services: ESL and educational assistance, cultural orientation for newcomers, financial literacy and budgeting, Nurturing Parenting programs, and prevention and early intervention services for expectant mothers and at-risk families

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Babysit children during parenting classes at the Centers for Healthy Families in North Omaha, Council Bluffs and Fremont

• Assist in collecting, organizing, and managing donations to families in need. • Assist with events like Rally for Kids, Fremont Family Friends, golf tournaments, and more

• Mentor and support refugees to succeed in their new lives in the U.S. • Tutor ESL students during private and classroom instruction • Set up apartments for refugee families

Health & Wellness Services: Equipping people to live their best lives • Children’s Behavioral Health: Family support groups, individual and family mental health services • Adult Behavioral Health: Person-centered, evidence-based therapies to treat mental health and substance use conditions; includes specialized services for military veterans and their families • Integrated Support Services: Healthcare services including medication management and peer support to help stabilize people in crisis

WISH LIST: • New car seats for children of teen and low-income parents

The work of LFS is supported by caring members of our community whose contributions help make services available to those unable to pay fees.

• 10-ride MAT bus passes for clients without transportation • Household cleaning items for families in need and new arrivals • Diapers and pull-ups (newborn to 5T) and baby wipes

LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICES OF NEBRASKA 124 S 24th St., Ste. 230 • Omaha, NE 68102 Phone (402) 342-7038 www.LFSneb.org To volunteer, contact: Holly Kaffenberger, Director of Volunteer Services (402) 657-7258 • hkaffenberger@lfsneb.org

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Madonna offers world-class rehabilitation for adults and children. We specialize in brain trauma, spinal cord injuries, stroke, severe pulmonary conditions, cancer and neurological diseases.

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n October of 2016, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals opened a 110-bed comprehensive post-acute care hospital in Omaha. Madonna’s Omaha Campus serves the nation’s most complex patients discharging from trauma care hospitals and other tertiary care hospitals from across the metro and the nation. Since opening its doors, the Omaha Campus has served patients from every hospital system in the metro area and patients from 35 states.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Pediatric Rehabilitation – from robotic walking equipment like the Lokomat, to indoor and outdoor playgrounds that promote therapeutic fun, generosity continues to make a difference in elevating the level of pediatric rehabilitation. Your gifts help children return to home, school and family.

Therapeutic Learning Center (TLC) – helps prepare pediatric patients academically to overcome any limitation which prevents them from returning to school. TLC is offered to Madonna’s pediatric patients free of charge and relies completely on donations to operate.

Simply put: Madonna is world-class rehabilitation specializing in serving patients with brain trauma, spinal cord injuries, stroke, cancer, neurological diseases and severe pulmonary conditions. Madonna offers a combination of expert health care providers and clinicians, cutting-edge rehabilitation technology and state-of-the-art research to help children and adults with disabilities reach their highest level of independence.

Research and Technology – Madonna’s Research Institute is a living laboratory that develops technological solutions to aid in therapy and to return patients to their life roles. Donor support of the Research Institute helps fund equipment and pilot studies that lay the groundwork for world-class rehabilitation.

Additionally, Madonna’s vision to establish a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) department and residency program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) became a reality in 2018. This is the only PM&R residency program in Nebraska and in a five-state upper Midwest region.

Annual Hope Appeal – helps Madonna sustain the mission of the hospitals by bridging the gap between what insurance reimbursements provide and the real cost of life-changing rehabilitation.

In March of 2021, Madonna also opened a Physicians Clinic at the Omaha Campus.

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The Madonna family consists of highly trained experts in physical medicine and rehabilitation, lead by our team of physiatrists. Hospitalists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, recreation therapists, respiratory therapists, rehabilitation nurses and other clinical staff provide industry-leading medical treatment and therapies. Our teams focus on holistic rehabilitative care and may include neuropsychology, pastoral care, rehabilitation engineers and others who are relentlessly motivated to help patients rebuild their lives. Established relationships with acute care hospitals across the nation allow Madonna to provide patients a seamless transition into rehabilitation.

Miles for Madonna – September 24, 2022 Miracle Night for Madonna – December 2022

Family members are encouraged to participate in therapy sessions. State-of-the-art, specialized technology is used to maximize outcomes and custom solutions are often created for patients by Madonna’s Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering. MADONNA REHABILITATION HOSPITALS – OMAHA CAMPUS 17500 Burke St. • Omaha, NE 68118 Phone (402) 401-3100 • (800) 403-3131 Madonna.org President and CEO: Paul Dongilli Jr., Ph.D. Vice President of Development: John C. Glenn Board President/Chair: Kevin Werts To volunteer contact: Marla Buresh, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, (402) 413-4500 • mburesh@madonna.org

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AKE-A-WISH NEBRASKA serves the entire state of Nebraska with the headquarters in Omaha and satellite offices in Lincoln and Kearney. Our goal is to reach every eligible child in Nebraska.

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The Nebraska chapter was formed in 1983, and since then has granted over 2,900 wishes throughout the state. Over 350 volunteers help spread and support our mission across the entire state.

• Blue Jean Ball When Stars Align

• Wish Ball When Stars Align Saturday, February 19, 2022 at the Embassy Suites Lincoln Saturday, April 2, 2022 at the Embassy Suites La Vista

• Omaha Wine, Whiskey and Wishes

Make-A-Wish has a unique purpose. We listen to the quiet whispers and hopes of these special children and then we make their wishes come true. Fear and fatigue are pushed aside by excitement that bubbles out in giggles and shy smiles. We replace riding in wheelchairs with traveling in stretch limousines. Doctor visits give way to a command performance by their favorite characters. Whatever their minds can conceive, and their hearts can dream, we do our best to make it into reality. Wishes are the driving force behind all we do because, simply put, wish experiences transform lives. Wishes have proven physical and emotional benefits that can give children with critical illnesses a renewed sense of hope and wishes not only help these children— they also have far-reaching, positive impacts on their families and communities. There are few experiences more powerful than making a wish come true.

Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Champions Run, Omaha

• Kearney Evening of Wishes Thursday, August 18, 2022 at the Younes Conference Center

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteers are always welcome and make it possible for us to carry out our mission. All volunteers must first attend a volunteer orientation. Currently we are looking for: • Spanish Interpreters • Wish Granters As a member of a wish team, wish granters meet with the family, help the wish child determine the wish and act as a liaison between Make-A-Wish staff and the wish family during the wish process. Wish granters must be a minimum of 21 years old (requires background check).

Funding comes through donations from individuals, businesses, fundraising events, charitable trusts, bequests and foundations. Make-A-Wish Nebraska is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with an annual budget of over $3 million a year. Program costs account for 82% of every dollar, and the money raised in Nebraska helps grant Nebraska wishes.

• Scrapbook Volunteers Each wish child receives a keepsake memory album that includes many photos of the wish. Creative and experienced scrapbookers are needed to create a beautiful keepsake memory album.

• Clerical Workers

MAKE-A-WISH NEBRASKA 1005 S 107th Ave., Ste. 102 • Omaha, NE 68114 Phone (402) 333-8999 • (800) 760-9474 www.wish.org/nebraska President/CEO: Brigette Young Board Chair: Carrie Weber Friends Council President: Dr. Angie Fisher Name of Guild/Auxiliary: Omaha Friends Council To volunteer contact: Courtney Cleveringa, Community and Medical Outreach Manager ccleveringa@nebraska.wish.org • (402) 333-8999 Ext. 2807

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ID-AMERICA COUNCIL B S To prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

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GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Individual Giving • Corporate Sponsorships • Citizen of the Year Luncheon • BSA Big Give Day (November 29, 2022) • Planned Giving

provides Scouting opportunities to youth in 58 counties throughout western Iowa; eastern Nebraska; and Union County, South Dakota. Scouting programs are designed to meet the needs of today’s youth my implementing fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. With positive adult mentors, encouragement to “do your best” and one-of-a-kind outdoor programs, Scouts see personal growth and develop interpersonal skills, leadership experience, self-confidence, teamwork and conflict-resolution skills at their specific age level. The four primary programs include:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Scout Leader/Unit Support: Are you a former Scout or Scout Leader?

• Cub Scouting is an educational program created for boys and girls in grades K-5th. Cub Scouting focuses on promoting education, developing character and building self-esteem with wholesome activities and outdoor fun.

Would you like to make the difference in the life of a Scout? Do you want to create memories that will last a lifetime, both for the Scouts and for you? Units are located throughout Omaha and the surrounding area, and volunteers are needed to help coordinate exciting Scout meetings and supervise outings and campouts. No prior Scouting experience needed!

• Scouts BSA is a leadership and character development program for young men and women ages 11-18. With the support of adult leaders, youth learn self-confidence and develop personal values guided by the ideals found in the Scout Oath and Law.

• Event Volunteer: The Mid-America Council holds many different events

• Venturing is an advanced leadership training program for young men and women in high school and college. Venturing provides educational and recreational experiences with an emphasis on high adventure.

throughout the year including both youth camping and outdoor experiences and fundraising events. Volunteers are needed in both programmatic and administrative capacities to ensure these events are a great experience for attendees.

• Exploring is a dynamic worksite-based career education program for young men and women ages 14-20. Explorers develop social and leadership skills while gaining real-world career experience.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Citizen of the Year Luncheon – April 11, 2022 52nd Annual Boy Scout Golf Invitational – Fall 2022 Annual Sporting Clays Tournament – Fall 2022

MID-AMERICA COUNCIL, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA 12401 W Maple Rd. • Omaha, NE 68164 Phone (402) 431-9272 www.mac-bsa.org CEO: Chris Mehaffey Board Chairman: Steve Seline To volunteer contact: Tina Douglas • (402)-514-3032 2022

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HE MIDLANDS HUMANE SOCIETY opened in 2015 and proudly operates as the first and only humane society in Council Bluffs, Iowa. We directly serve the citizens of Council Bluffs and Pottawattamie County, Iowa, helping with stray animals, owner-surrendered pets and adoptions. It is important to note that our reach is far greater, as we adopt animals to those living in cities far and wide. In fact, thanks to our social media presence, we have followers who like and share our animal stories all over the country! Since our inception, thousands of animals have begun their journey at MHS to find their happily ever after. Whether their care entails enjoying nourishing food, receiving tests and vaccines, undergoing surgeries, or getting lots of love, enrichment, and training with staff and volunteers – our goal is to set these pets up on the right foot…or should we say, “paw”? While we adopt out primarily cats and dogs, we also find homes for rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, ferrets and birds.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Individual Gifts • Corporate Sponsorships • Event Sponsorships • In-Kind Donations • Tributes and Memorial Gifts • Bequests and Legacy Gifts • Online Giving at www.midlandshumanesociety.org/donate • “Bark” Friday year-end matching gift program VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Dog Walkers • Cat Care • Animal Enrichment Activities • Adoption Counseling • Off-Site Adoption Events • Special Events • Office Assistance

Midlands Humane Society has three organized special fundraising events each year; our largest is the Annual Gala. Thanks to our generous community, this amazing event raises over $150,000 to help animals in need. The MHS Gala gives our community an opportunity to experience the best part of working with rescue animals. Through animal stories and videos, our guests see how their donations of time, talent or treasure really do make a difference. We also offer two additional events to appeal to a diverse population. The Wags & Wheels Car Show and Valentine Wag-A-Grams are both fun-filled activities that raise awareness of MHS while providing tons of family fun! For the most up-to-date event details, please visit our website. We are honored to work with a large network of recue organizations to expand animals’ opportunities for adoption. A foster program allows us to temporarily house animals offsite who are either too young for adoption or who may be recovering from illness/injury. Other services we provide to the public are low-cost microchips, euthanasia, and cremation options. We love sharing our mission with the public and can easily arrange a tour of MHS or come to your club, school, or business as a speaker.

MIDLANDS HUMANE SOCIETY 1020 Railroad Ave., Ste. A • Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503 Phone (712) 396-2270 www.midlandshumanesociety.org Executive Director: Nikki Cruickshank Board Chair: Cheryl Morris To volunteer, contact: Mariah Garcia mgarcia@midlandshumanesociety.org • (712) 396-2263 To donate, contact: Kori Nelson knelson@midlandshumanesociety.org • (712) 396-2264

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• Pet treats/Pill Pockets

• Paper towels

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• Office products (paper, self-sealing envelopes, stamps, card stock, plastic sleeves)

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EBRASKA CHILDREN’S HOME SOCIETY (NCHS)was established in 1893 by Rev. E.P. Quivey and his wife, Mary Eva Quivey. Within one year, NCHS had created 90 boards composed of more than 600 members statewide.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Corporate Sponsorships • Individual Giving • In-kind Donations • Honor and Memorial Gifts • Event Sponsorships • Planned Giving

Today, our primary services are Adoption, Foster Care and Family Support . Adoption: Supporting young children and their families with expert care and guidance, adoption is the bedrock of NCHS. Our founders were inspired to find families for children needing safe and loving care throughout Nebraska. Our role is to connect families with the children who need them, as well as to provide adoptive parents, birth parents and extended families with education and ongoing support. Foster Care: The foster care process requires trust, education and collaboration. And that’s the case whether you’re going to become a foster parent or you’re a parent whose child lives in a foster home. NCHS is proud to be a foster care facilitator, uniting foster parents with the children and adolescents who need them, and ensuring that the children’s parents stay involved, connected and satisfied with the care their children receive.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Join the BRANCH Board • Volunteer during fundraisers • Organize a fundraiser

Family Support: Putting children first requires continuous attention to the well-being of the family as a whole. Our services to families include pregnancy counseling, teenage pregnancy help, parenting classes, parent support groups and more.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Putting Children First – February 25, 2022

Throughout our history—through every new program, every transition and every step forward—our focus has remained the same: we put children first. To us, “children first” means focusing on the child, making their needs a priority, and caring for them by supporting the people around them, from parents, grandparents and siblings to caregivers and teachers. At every stage of growth, children are at the heart of all we do.

NEBRASKA CHILDREN’S HOME SOCIETY 4939 S 118th St. • Omaha, NE 68137 Phone (402) 451-0787 nchs.org CEO: Lana Temple-Plotz Board President/Chairman: Dave McCue To volunteer, contact: Tami Jensen • (402) 898-7766

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HE NEBRASKA HUMANE SOCIETY is one of the 10 largest shelters in the country, touching the lives of more than 25,000 animals each year. We are an open entry shelter that takes in all companion animals who have no other place to go. NHS also provides animal control services to Omaha and Sarpy County. We work to rescue and return stray pets, investigate cruelty cases, and to serve our community by upholding the laws that protect pets and people. Staff and volunteers care for, heal and rehome more than 10,000 animals annually. All animals are spayed or neutered and microchipped and have first shots. Many spend time rehabilitating in private foster homes. Others get lifesaving surgeries and treatments.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Individual Gifts Corporate Sponsorships Companies Who Care Event Sponsorships Tributes and Memorials Endowment and Planned Giving Combined Federal Campaign

We also work to keep pets in homes by providing training classes, a free behavior helpline, a free pet-food pantry, pet food deliveries for meals-on-wheels clients, and a low-cost spay and neuter center. We offer summer camps, clubs, tours and birthday parties for children. We provide private cremation services for after-life care. And we work to provide pet-friendly events, pet-loss support and safe haven for pets of domestic abuse victims. NHS provides education, gives sanctuary, encourages adoptions and promotes responsible pet ownership—your one-stop pet resource.

Online at www.NEHumaneSociety.org VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Dog Walking and Enrichment Cat Care and Enrichment Adoption Counseling Kids Program Proctors Foster Families And more!

NEBRASKA HUMANE SOCIETY 8929 Fort St. • Omaha, NE 68134 Phone (402) 444-7800 www.nehumanesociety.org President & CEO: Nancy Hintz Guild : Friends Forever To volunteer contact: (402) 444-7800 Ext. 2222 To donate contact: Kathy Roum • (402) 905-3435

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EBRASKA WILDLIFE REHAB has a two-fold mission: To rescue, rehabilitate, and release native and migratory wild animals back into the wild and to educate people on how to live in harmony with wildlife and inspire them to take action to protect it. Each year, NWR receives more than 7,000 wild animals needing skilled medical and rehabilitative care and returns them to the wild and handles more than 12,000 telephone calls and e-mail inquiries from the public. NWR also:

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Capital Fund NWR is putting the final touches on construction of the new Baldwin Wildlife Center and Hubbard Family Wildlife Hospital that opened in late November 2021. Donations to our Capital Fund will help pay for the renovations done on the new building that is now one of the most well-equipped Wildlife Hospitals in the country! Donations will also help build caging critical to the rehabilitation of wildlife for return to the wild. To learn more about the new Wildlife Center and how you can help, visit www.nebraskawildliferehab.org or e-mail campaign@nebraskawildliferehab.org.

• Is the wildlife partner for the Nebraska Humane Society. • Trains and advises staff of NHS and other animal control agencies on how to safely and humanely handle wildlife calls.

Operating Funds At the new Wildlife Center we are increasing our staff to include a veterinarian and veterinary technician for our state-of-the-art Wildlife Hospital. Your donation of operating funds will help ensure that we always have the staff and resources to respond to the needs of our community!

• Works with students in eight middle schools and two elementary schools each week, teaching the importance of our native wildlife and ecosystems, and helping them develop a relationship with nature.

Wildlife Medical Fund Started in memory of NWR volunteer Heather Johnson, this ensures that the unique medical needs of our wildlife patients are always met. With your support, NWR can save as many wild animals as possible and return them to a life in the wild.

• Hosts a High School Science Academy, providing a unique opportunity for high school students to partner with university professors, exploring advanced topics in biology.

Wildlife Education Programs Innovative education programs are a critical part

• Has a University Internship Program that gives students the opportunity to gain skills in veterinary medicine, wildlife management, animal husbandry, and other fields.

of NWR’s mission. Funding for our out-of-school time program through Collective for Youth, our High School Science Academy, and University Internship Program keeps these programs in our schools and brings resources to students throughout the state.

• Provides dozens of other education programs for school and community groups each year. • Takes referrals from zoos, nature centers, veterinarians and government agencies to rescue and provide aid for wild animals.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Wildlife Center volunteer • Cage building

All of NWR’s public outreach and educational initiatives together reach more than 25,000 students and other community members each year. NWR takes on this monumental responsibility to the community with a small staff and a group of more than 100 dedicated volunteers.

NEBRASKA WILDLIFE REHAB, INC. P.O. Box 24122 • Omaha, NE 68124 Phone (402) 234-2473 • www.nebraskawildliferehab.org Executive Director: Laura Stastny Board President: Phyllis Futch To volunteer contact: Erin Higgins, Volunteer & Release Site Coordinator (402) 234-2473 • volunteer@nebraskawildliferehab.org 2022

WISH LIST: • Donations to our capital campaign • Business sponsorships • Items from our Amazon Wish List (see our website for details)

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To support and strengthen youth, young adults and families through services that inspire and equip them to lead independent, productive lives.

MAHA HOME FOR BOYS is celebrating 100 years of transforming lives and strengthening our community. OHB empowers youth, young adults and families with the skills needed to become self-sufficient, productive members of the community. Through its programs focusing on housing, education, employment, transportation, basic life skills, and mental and behavioral health, OHB equips individuals with the tools needed to transition from a state of crisis to one of safety and growth.

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What started as a home for neglected and wayward boys in 1920 has evolved to a continuum of care that serves youth, young adults and families from across Nebraska. Most recently, OHB’s programs have expanded to include clinical services, crisis stabilization and supportive housing, all of which meet critical needs of the community’s most vulnerable youth and families.

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Supporting OHB is an investment in the community we all share.

Invest in Our Mission – Monetary gifts, planned or monthly giving, bequests Support Our Youth & Families – Volunteer, attend an event, hold a donation drive Engage in Our Conversation – Social media, OHB Friends Group, Connect in Our Community – AmazonSmile, TAGG, Share Omaha VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Join the OHB Friends Group to connect with others in the community who have a true passion for helping youth and families thrive. Our OHB Friends Group offers a number of volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

As OHB enters its next century, the organization’s commitment to adapt and grow to meet the ever-changing needs of the community continues thanks to supporters like you. Together we can transform a life and strengthen our community!

UPCOMING EVENTS: Project Christmas Joy – December 2021 100 Year Anniversary Celebration – March 8, 2022 OHB Golf Classic – June 1, 2022

WISH LIST: • Books, board games and activity books for teens and young adults

OMAHA HOME FOR BOYS 4343 N 52nd St. • Omaha, NE 68104 Phone (402) 457-7000 • Toll Free (800) 408-4663 www.OHB.org President & CEO: Jeff DeWispelare Board Chair: Allen Straub To volunteer contact: RaeAnn Knoell, Brand Strategy Director • (402) 457-7195

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• Gift cards for clothes, shoes, backpacks and school supplies • Hygiene products, cleaning and laundry supplies, and household wares • Essentials (such as vacuums, bedding, towels and dishes) for setting up a first-time apartment • Essentials for children ages newborn to 5 • Gift cards for gas, public transportation or Uber

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MAHA PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION The Omaha Public Schools Foundation enriches students’ lives by funding learning experiences that inspire hope, open doors and help students to achieve their dreams.

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MAHA PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION is proud to raise and distribute funds throughout the district that support the mission of the Omaha Public Schools. Used to encourage innovative educational projects, development and opportunities, the funds OPSF administer have zero associated fees so that EVERY SINGLE dollar goes directly to the teachers and students we serve. Together with our partners and funders, we are leveling the playing field and ensuring that every child in the OPS district succeeds.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Teacher Wish Lists • Student Scholarships Programs: • Early Childhood Education Programs • Kids Club Before- and After-school Care • Classroom Field Trips • Student Transportation

Through key community partnerships, OPSF creates learning opportunities beyond the borders of the traditional classroom. With our partners, such as The Rose Theater, Joslyn Art Museum and Fontenelle Forest, students participate in sensory experiences that allow them to engage in new ways of learning that may not be otherwise available to them.

Grants and Scholarships: • Teacher Classroom Grants • Future Educator Scholarships • Honors and Memorials

Through funding, OPSF connects individuals and organizations with the business community in order to support initiatives that benefit OPS students and families. We administer scholarships that have been established in the honor of OPS teachers, administrators, students and supporters. OPSF is proud to offer graduating seniors access to these scholarships and help them achieve their higher educational goals.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Kids Club offers employment opportunities for childcare directors, assistant directors and aides for the before- and after-school childcare program, part time with split shift. Ideal for elementary education majors or any student. Call Omaha Public Schools Foundation at (402) 502-3032 for further information.

OPSF Kids Club is in 40 elementary schools per year. OPSF funded $100,000 for teacher and classroom materials. OPSF awarded over $500,000 in scholarships to OPS high school seniors. They provide parent-paid early childhood classrooms in select OPS elementary schools throughout the district.

UPCOMING EVENTS: • Teacher R&R Friday April 15th 2022, Teacher R&R at the OPSF office from 3:00 to 6:00 food and beverages, a little pampering to show our Appreciation

THE OMAHA PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION 3861 Farnam St. • Omaha, NE 68131 Phone (402) 502-3032 www.OPSFpossible.org Executive Director: Toba Cohen-Dunning Board President: Dr. Gema Simmons For Employment opportunities: Omaha Public Schools Foundation • (402) 502-3032 2022

WISH LIST: • Student MAT bus tickets

• STEM hands-on learning materials

• Assistance for student lunches

• Rental fees for students’ musical instruments

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PEN DOOR MISSION Open Door Mission is a Gospel Rescue Mission that meets the basic needs of individuals and families while inspiring HOPE for lasting change.

HE FIRST TIME SOMEONE COMES TO Open Door Mission, they are often driven by an urgent physical need for food and shelter from street life—even for a short while. But thankfully, what happens once they arrive can have a lasting impact. At Open Door Mission they find shelter—not only from the storms that bring harsh weather, but also from the storms of life.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Hungry for Food, Hungry for New Life: You can provide 10 hot, nutritious meals for hungry and homeless men, women and children for just $21.50. Visit www.opendoormission.org today! Heartland Hands Club: Faithful donors who commit to a monthly gift providing basic needs to hungry and homeless men, women and children each year at Open Door Mission. Contact Jessica Coffey-Zessin, at (402) 829-1508 or jcoffey-zessin@opendoormission.org for more information. Memorials and Honorariums: Gifts in any amount can be made to Open Door Mission in honor of or in memory of a loved one. Please include name and address so an honorarium/memorial card acknowledging the gift may be sent to the appropriate individual. Securities, Charitable Gifts: Donations of stocks, property, or gift cards are always gratefully received. Please consult a professional for specific details or contact Mike Johnson, Chief Financial Officer, for additional information at (402) 829-1558 or mjohnson@opendoormission.org. Planned Giving: One very important aspect of planning for the future is to take time to consider your overall financial and estate plans. Consider making a difference in the lives of the hungry and homeless while leaving a legacy gift. Please don’t hesitate to contact Candace Gregory at (402) 829-1502 or cgregory@opendoormission.org with any questions.

Each day, Open Door Mission’s campus offers 917 safe, shelter beds to people experiencing homelessness, serves over 4,747 nutritious meals to feed the hungry, and provides homeless preventive resources to more than 1,000 people living in poverty to empower them to remain in their own homes. We realize there are many worthwhile causes and ministries you could choose to be a part of, and we never take your gift for granted. We hope the heartfelt mutual concern we share for our neediest neighbors will convince you that Open Door Mission is worthy of your support. As we work together, we can truly make a difference in our community!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Please Volunteer just 2 hours a month… 2 hours a month x 12 months = 24 hours a year. That’s one day of your year that will change lives forever. Schedule your life-changing volunteer experience today! We have a variety of opportunities for every age, group size, and gifting. Visit www.opendoormission.org/volunteer for the full list or contact Deb Saraka at (402) 829-1504 or volunteer@opendoormission.org with any questions. Volunteer while Social Distancing: We understand that you might not be comfortable volunteering around other people just yet. There are still opportunities for you to volunteer! Volunteer in place or supply an urgent need. Visit www.opendoormission.org/volunteer to see what is available. Friends of the Mission: Join this group of faithful volunteers who advocate for the hungry and homeless on the first Tuesday of every month. Currently meeting virtually over Zoom get the latest about volunteering, receive Open Door Mission updates, and listen to a Story of Hope. Visit opendoormission.org/events to tune in.

OPEN DOOR MISSION 2828 N 23rd St. East • Omaha, NE 68110 Phone (402) 422-1111 www.opendoormission.org President/CEO: Candace Gregory Board Chair: George Akers Guild Board President, Name of Guild/Auxiliary: Wanda Meador, Friends of the Mission To volunteer contact: Deb Saraka, Volunteer & Partner Director (402) 829-1504 • volunteer@opendoormission.org

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Partnership 4 Kids’ mission is to engage and inspire students from preschool to graduation, guiding them to success with individualized support, career exploration and scholarships.

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ARTNERSHIP 4 KIDS (P4K) provides Omaha’s most underserved youth with a continuum of long-term support designed to steward them through critical academic transitions beginning in elementary school and persisting through postsecondary education. All children have the potential to succeed, but not all children have the opportunities, resources and support needed to graduate and secure a career. P4K ensures that no matter their socioeconomic status, every program participant will receive the academic and emotional support, skills and resources they need to graduate on-time and attain a career that offers financial stability. P4K is bridging the opportunity gap for youth in under-resourced communities, enabling them to overcome their circumstances, achieve success, and change the landscape of our community.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Make a monthly gift on www.p4k.org to provide consistent support for student programming. Recurring gifts make it possible for P4K to provide students with additional supports, including academic and career coaching, safety assessments, and community referrals. A gift of $1,800 will sponsor a P4K student for an entire year, $150 for a month, and $35 for a week. P4K accepts gifts of cash, securities, real estate, employee match, or bequests. Donate in-kind gifts or services. Sponsor a school or a student event such as a college visit, career tour, family engagement event, or year-end celebration. Become a “Bike to Success” sponsor for $150 and reward a deserving student with a new bike, helmet, and lock. Become a “College Care Package” sponsor for $150, giving a firstgeneration college student a great start. Attend and support agency fundraising events.

Each year of programming is designed to build upon the previous year’s experiences, growing with the students. P4K’s program focus areas are as follows:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Become a Book Buddy, reading to a classroom of elementary students twice

• Elementary Program: reading readiness, goal achievement proficiency, and group mentoring

per month during the school day

• Become a Goal Buddy, working with elementary students twice per month

• Middle School Program: academic persistence, college and career exploration, group mentoring, and summer enrichment

during the school day.

• Become a Group Mentor, working after school with middle school and/or high

• High School Program: high school graduation, postsecondary and career planning, group mentoring, and summer enrichment

school students an average of twice per month.

• Join the P4K Service League, promoting the mission and work of Partnership 4 Kids by assisting with fundraising events.

• Postsecondary Program: postsecondary persistence, scholarship support, professional development, and peer mentoring

• Become an Event Volunteer, working at fundraising events and helping to secure auction donations.

The unique design of P4K’s programming ensures that students receive consistent support throughout the duration of their academic career, thus promoting their lifelong success. P4K touts student outcomes that are unparalleled, including a 95% high school graduation rate and a 94% college persistence rate.

• Provide office support, assisting with various in-office tasks and supporting student events.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Hops & Grapes – January 28, 2022 Goal Achievement Honors Celebration – May 25, 2022 Swing 4 Kids – July 25, 2022 WISH LIST: • Dorm supplies for first-generation college students • Children’s books to promote literacy in low-income homes • School supplies to give students throughout the school year • Office supplies (copy paper) to assist with reducing overhead expenses • Hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies for staff/students’ health and safety • New or gently used, collapsible wagon for transporting curriculum supplies to meetings

PARTNERSHIP 4 KIDS 1004 Farnam St., Ste. 200 • Omaha, NE 68102 (402) 930-3000 • www.p4k.org President: Debbie J. Denbeck Board President/Chairman: Dr. Ward Chambers To volunteer contact: Deb Shaw, Diversity, Community and Recruitment Leader • (402) 557-6380 2022

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Providing free safety solutions and affordable housing for seniors and families in our community.

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PROJECT HOUSEWORKS: a local housing nonprofit that preserves affordable housing through quality, professional home repairs and modifications.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Investing in Project Houseworks changes lives for low-income senior homeowners with free home repairs and modifications and provides the dream of homeownership to individuals and familes who may otherwise not achieve that dream.

PROGRAMS: • Senior Program: Through this program, we provide free home repairs and modifications to low-income senior homeowners living in Douglas and Sarpy counties. These projects include: critical plumbing and electrical repairs, roof replacements, HVAC and water heater replacements, concrete and exterior work, tub-to-shower conversions, grab bars, hand rails, and so much more. These safety repairs and modifications increase independence, safety, and security. • Home Affordability Program: Through this program, we purchase, rehab, and resell quality homes to low-to-moderate income individuals and families. • Powering Hope: Project Houseworks and IBEW Local 22 partner twice a year to provide free electrical repairs for seniors in our community. Volunteer electricians dedicate hours of service to repair and replace outlets, light fixtures and assess whole-home electrical issues for future repair or replacement. • Warm the Metro: Members of the Heating and Cooling Contractors Association collaborate with Project Houseworks annually to provide free furnace safety checks to low-income senior homeowners who qualify for Project Houseworks. • Brush Up: Sponsored volunteer teams paint homes for seniors in need annually in August.

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Planned giving Corporate support and employee giving Corporate-sponsored volunteer opportunity One-time or recurring donations

UPCOMING EVENTS: Brush Up – August 20, 2022

PROJECT HOUSEWORKS 2316 S 24th St. • Omaha, NE 68108 Phone (402) 965-9201 www.projeccthouseworks.org Executive Director: Lynette Farhart Deputy Executive Director: Jim Clements Board President: Brad Jones To donate contact: Sara Sabaliauskas sarasab@projecthouseworks.org

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ONDERING WHAT WE DO at Promise 4 Paws Senior Dog Sanctuary?

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Individual Gifts • Corporate Sponsorships/Gifts • Event Sponsorships • Tributes/Memorials • Endowment/Planned Giving

Promise 4 Paws Senior Dog Sanctuary is just that: A sanctuary for senior dogs. Our Mission is to provide a loving, home-like environment for senior dogs for the remainder of their lives. We continuously strive to keep the dogs’ lives as normal as possible and give them the love they deserve. The first step to achieve that? Give them an actual home. When you come to the sanctuary, you won’t see dogs in kennels. You’ll see 30 or so dogs roaming the yard, napping on big, comfy dog beds, chewing on toys and doing everything that your typical dog is doing at home.

For more information call Cathy at (402) 669-3224 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Daily Shifts • Overnight Shifts • Cleaning / Laundry • Food Preparation • Events and so much more!

WISH LIST: PROMISE 4 PAWS SENIOR DOG SANCTUARY 1027 S 3rd St. • Council Bluffs, IA 51503 Phone (402) 669-3224 • (402) 660-5236 promise4paws.com To donate, contact: Cathy Graeve • (402) 669-3224

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• Canned white chicken

• Purina ONE dry food (lamb & rice formula)

• Laundry soap

• Paper towels

• Fabric softner sheets

• Rice

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• Baby food (beef, turkey or chicken)

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Providing hope and restoration to victims and survivors of human trafficking.

OUNDED IN 2013, Rejuvenating Women began as a social media support page for women who had experienced shame. Rejuvenating Women’s outreach soon grew to include weekly in-person support groups, and as attendance grew, Rejuvenating Women’s CEO, Julie Shrader, realized there was a great need in Omaha for human trafficking survivors to find healing. To meet these needs, Rejuvenating Women began to offer Omaha’s only programming specifically designed for victims and survivors of trafficking with round-the-clock staff. In summer of 2016, Rejuvenating Women purchased a 5,500-square-foot restoration home to house and rehabilitate up to 10 trafficking survivors for up to two years. In September of 2017, the Restored Wings Residential Program officially began. The program offers trauma-informed individual and group counseling; case management; mentorship; staff coordination and attendance at medical, dental, psychological, and vision appointments; equine therapy; tattoo branding removal and cover-up; life-skills, career education; and other services all free of charge.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Monthly, recurring donors (set up your donation) • Purchase tickets and sponsorships at Rejuvenating Women’s Restored Wings Gala (September 08, 2022) • Support Rejuvenating Women during Giving Tuesday (November 29, 2022) VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Rejuvenating Women has a variety of volunteer opportunities available, from being a one-on-one mentor with a survivor in our program to volunteering in group opportunities. Visit www.rejuvenatingwomen.com/volunteer for a list of volunteer opportunities and apply to volunteer.

What does Rejuvenating Women do in aiding victims of Human Trafficking and helping to combat trafficking? Rejuvenating Women works to increase community awareness; coordinate the identification of human trafficking; and assist in community education, advocacy, provision of culturally and linguistically sensitive victim services, and efforts to ensure the investigation and prosecution of traffickers. Rejuvenating Women provides a complex trauma-based context in which women trapped in modern-day slavery and/or survivors of trafficking are given HOPE, safe shelter at our Restored Wings Home, anonymity, security and freedom. Rejuvenating Women partners with several agencies and organizations all throughtout the U.S. to better support and help victims and survivors of human trafficking.

REJUVENATING WOMEN P.O. Box 207 • Boys Town, NE 68010 Phone (800) 402-0601 24/7 Housing Helpline: (833) 2FreeMe (237-3363) www.rejuvenatingwomen.com CEO/Founder: Julie Shrader To volunteer or to donate contact: info@rejuvenatingwomen.org

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The mission of Release is to affect at-risk youth and their families with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ, releasing them to be all God intends them to be — safe, together, healthy, free.

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ELEASE IS IMPACTING THE LIVESof youth and families in the greater Omaha area by providing the following transformative services:

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Sponsor Release’s 2022 Gala

• Mentoring

Release’s 2022 Gala, with honorary chairs Howard and Rhonda Hawks, will be an unforgettable evening featuring Derek Clark, international motivational speaker with 250 million views on his Rapping Dad videos and author of the critically acclaimed “I Will Never Give Up” book series. Derek will share his incredible story of overcoming a childhood of unthinkable abuse and abandonment. With the help of foster parents and mentors he was able to defy the limitations imposed upon him and go on to help others find strength and solutions in their own lives. For sponsorship information, contact Garth@releaseinc.org.

• Foster care licensing & support • Mental health services • In-home family training • Chaplains & visitation programs for incarcerated youth Release combines faith with nationally researched best practices delivered by staff who love each other and those we serve.

Give Monthly with “Release Life” Signing up as a monthly donor – of any amount – has three great advantages. It’s convenient for you as a donor, it provides consistency in our budget, and it helps you stay connected and able to see the real impact your donation is making!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Mentor a young person • Join “Friends of Release,” and volunteer at our foster care closet • Join gala auction committee UPCOMING EVENTS: Release’s 2022 Gala – April 28, 2022 Foster Parent Training – Ongoing (call (402) 455-0808 for next training dates) Bill Ellett Memorial Golf Classic – September 2022 RELEASE 3223 N 45th St., Building T • Omaha, NE 68104 Phone (402) 455-0808 Releaseinc.org Executive Director: Dave Wininger COO: Garrett Swanberg Chief Engagement Officer: Brenda Block Board President: David Martin To volunteer: Mentoring, Marcus Brown, Mentoring Director • (402) 658-1063 Friends of Release, Brenda Block, Chief Engagement Officer • (402) 312-3694 Gala Auction, Garth Hilton, Chief Relationship Officer • (303) 902-9417

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The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha is to create and operate programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children.

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T RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIESin Omaha, we know that oftentimes, it’s the little things that provide the most comfort: A hot cup of coffee in the morning. The smell of clean laundry. The feeling of a fresh haircut.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Corporate & Event Sponsorships We have many exciting events each

Just like you, our families appreciate those little things in our House, as well as crawling into a warm bed after a long day in the hospital room: The taste of a homecooked meal, even while far from home. A calming voice saying, “it’ll be okay.”

• League of Extraordinary Givers At RMHC in Omaha, we take

year: Golf Tournament, Wings & Wheels Gala, and Kids and Clays Sporting Clays Tournament, just to name a few. extraordinary measures to create ordinary times for our families. By joining the League of Extraordinary Givers (LXG), you’re showing that you’ll do the same. LXG members receive invitations to RMHC in Omaha events, and online recognition, if desired. To join, set up a recurring gift of at least $20 per month, which covers a family’s suggested donation for one night. Donations accepted at rmhcomaha.org.

When families travel to Omaha for their child’s medical care, they need those little things to get through it. They find them at Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha: Where the little things make the biggest difference.

• In-kind Gifts We are always in need of various household supplies and food items

As a support arm of Omaha-area hospitals, RMHC provides 40 family guest rooms and more than 14,600 lodging nights annually inclusive of warm beds, hot showers, meals, laundry facilities, family-friendly kitchens, playrooms, and a playground—all of the basic essentials of home.

to care for the families and maintain the House. We also enlist the help of organizations who donate services (printing, yard care, etc.).

• Planned Giving Provide a lasting legacy to RMHC and the families we support. • Pop Tabs More than 600 groups collect an average of 30 million pop tabs every year

Additionally, RMHC provides wrap-around services delivered by community partners such as a hair salon, financial support, educational programming, mindfulness and yoga, birthday celebrations and a House therapy dog, as well as healing through the arts. These activities are designed to promote hope and healing through ongoing engagement and participation. The cost to provide our services is approximately $120 per night, per family. Families are asked to pay $20 per night, but no family is ever turned away due to an inability to pay.

for us to recycle for cash to pay the electricity bill all year long for the House.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Meals that Heal (Curbside) Businesses, families, and other groups provide a hot meal every evening for the families. We have seen firsthand how sharing a meal and a conversation can create an interdependent network of support.

• Events Friendly and fun volunteers are always needed at our signature events and third-party fundraisers.

• Pop Tabs Individual and group opportunities are available to help us track and transport pop tabs to the recycling center.

• Activities for Families Plan a game night or afternoon of arts and crafts for the families. Tickets to family events are always welcome.

• Front Desk This is the hub of the House and friendly, helpful individuals are vital to help families and visitors.

• Big Red Friday Sell limitied-edition Husker flags at the start of the football season. RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES IN OMAHA 620 S 38th Ave. • Omaha, NE 68105 Phone (402) 346-9377 www.RMHCOmaha.org Chief Executive Officer: Lindsey Rai Kortan Board President/Chairman: Tracy Carmichael, Option Care To volunteer contact: Emily Mozer, Events & Volunteer Director • (402) 346-9377

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INCE, 1972 SANTA MONICA has provided long-term residential services to adult women with substance use, mental health, and trauma. Through long-term residential treatment, Santa Monica facilitates a holistic approach to addressing all areas needed to recover and grow. The dedicated and professional staff are trauma informed, facilitate evidence-based curriculum, and use strength-based approaches. Services include clinical counseling, group therapy, job acquisition guidance, resocialization, and providing basic needs such as food, shelter and necessities. Santa Monica continues to live into the vision that women will be able to access the full continuum of care under one umbrella. Today Santa Monica offers a primary treatment program, halfway house, ¾ way house and supported transitional living apartments.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Hosting a table at the annual fundraiser • Amazon Smile Wish List • Recurring or round-up giving through our website donation tool

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The more time a resident spends in therapeutic recovery settings that gradually decrease the levels of oversight, the more successful the resident can be at achieving and maintaining sobriety, according to research. Santa Monica is excited to provide its women a longer-term, gradual re-entry into their respective communities. They can emerge from the program feeling confident in their abilities to respond to life’s circumstances without needing alcohol or drugs to cope.

Annual Step Into Event – April 30, 2022 Diva Drive – December 2022

WISH LIST: • Toiletries such as feminine hygiene products, shampoo/conditioner, body wash, deodorant, razors,

SANTA MONICA, INC. 401 S. 39th St. • Omaha, NE 68131 Phone (402) 558-7088 www.santamonicahouse.org Executive Director: Heather Kirk To volunteer contact: call: (402) 558-7088 or email: heather@santamonicahouse.org

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• Programming supplies can include tablets, journals, planners, writing utensils, folders, craft supplies. • Cleaning supplies. • Household items for the supported transitional living apartments. • New or gently used clothing donations.

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CATTER JOY ACRES is a 26-acre urban animal therapy/rescue ranch in Omaha. Our certified AAT program provides help for those in greatest need in our community: at-risk children, the developmentally disabled, seniors, homeless, the mentally ill, veterans, and those re-entering society.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Barn Raising Fund • Animal Sponsorships • Sponsor an individual for our Eagala Program

We rescue and foster abused, neglected, and abandoned animals. Those that we don’t find loving forever home are trained to become therapists in our Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) program.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Caring for the animals • Carpentry • Landscaping • Gardening • Maintenance • Cleaning • Cooking • Errands • Administration • Gathering • Fencing • Electrical • Plumbing • Cutting and splitting wood for winter • Assistance with youth who come to the ranch

Why Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) works: Pets can be good for our health. They are known to increase a sense of well-being and reduce our stress levels. Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is an innovative intervention in which an animal becomes a crucial and highly effective part of the treatment process. Animals can give therapists the tools they need to begin and maintain an effective treatment program with solution-focused therapy. AAT can improve a person’s social, emotional, and cognitive functions.

We are open to consider any other skills or experience volunteers may have to offer.

When a client gets unconditional love from an animal they give better responses during therapy. Having a warm, furry animal to stroke and hug is therapeutic to clients who are not comfortable being touched by people.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Petting Zoo – Every Tuesday -Thursday-Friday-Saturday 10am to 3pm

Receiving unconditional love and affection from an animal can teach clients, especially children, to develop nurturing skills, which they may not have been able to learn from people.

Live Drive Thru Nativity & Reindeer – December 18, 2021

For seniors, the benefits of a furry companion can be life-changing. Walking a dog is great cardiovascular exercise, but just the simple act of caring for a pet—petting, brushing, feeding—provides both mild activity and a means to stay engaged with the world. We work with special needs in our community We often provide our services at little or no cost to those in need.

SCATTER JOY ACRES 4966 Newport Ave. • Omaha, NE 68152 Phone (402) 709-9401 www.scatterjoyacres.org Executive Director: Joy Bartling Board President: Mike Carlson To volunteer contact: Cristi Starling, Volunteer Coordinator • (402) 243-5734

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The mission of The Salvation Army is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

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HE SALVATION ARMY OF OMAHA is a faith-based nonprofit organization. Its three community centers—Omaha Citadel Corps, Omaha North Corps and the Omaha Kroc Center—as well as the Burrows Center and Renaissance Village, are uniquely situated to meet the diverse needs of our metro-area neighborhoods. From after-school programs and summer camps to food pantries and behavioral health programs that support those struggling with mental illness, The Salvation Army of Omaha sustains the bodies, minds and spirits of our most vulnerable neighbors.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Online Donations When you give locally, you ensure your neighbors get the help they need. Visit salarmyomaha.org.

Red Kettle Campaign Give to the red kettles at locations throughout the Omaha metro during November and December. Planned Gifts Bequests, charitable gift annuities, and gifts of stocks, bonds, mutual funds or property are just some of the legacy gifts that will impact lives for years to come. For more information call Jenny Herstein, Senior Director of Philanthropy, at (402) 898-6004.

The Salvation Army’s food programs have met a particularly important need during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Burrows Center filled approximately 8,000 pantry orders over the last fiscal year; the North Corps Community Center served more than 27,000 grab-and-go meals to people in need; the Winter Night Watch program served more than 9,000 hot meals between November 2020 and March 2021 to those experiencing homelessness or food insecurity; and TurkeyFest provided 1,000 home-cooked meals to older adults on Thanksgiving Day. This year The Salvation Army also provided nearly 17,000 nutritious meals to kids ages 18 and younger at seven locations around the metro as part of the Kids Cruisin’ Kitchen program.

Salvation Army Thrift Stores Donate in-kind items or vehicles by calling (402) 342-4135 or visiting SATruck.org. Fast and free pick-up service is also available. Adopt-a-Family Radiothon Sponsor a family in need at Christmastime. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Bell Ringing Choose your preferred location and time by visiting registertoring.com. Winter Night Watch Serve the hungry and homeless December through February. Back to School Backpack Program Help organize and sort school supplies and stuff backpacks that are then distributed to metro-area kids in need in early August.

Food Pantry Sort food items, stock shelves or assist clients with shopping at the Burrows Center food pantry.

Disaster Services Help respond to local disasters by distributing food and supplies, aiding clean-up efforts and more.

THE SALVATION ARMY 10755 Burt St. • Omaha, NE 68114 Phone (402) 898-7700 salarmyomaha.org Divisional Leaders: Majors Greg and Lee Ann Thompson Executive Director of Development: Jeff Beckman Director of Integrated Communications: Todd Andrews Omaha Advisory Board Chair: Dr. Joann Schaefer Women’s Auxiliary President: Karen Wilson To volunteer, contact: The Salvation Army of Omaha’s Volunteer Services Department • (402) 898-6000

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• Nonperishable foods and bottled water

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OCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a network of friends inspired by Gospel values, growing in holiness, and building a more just world through personal relationships with and service to people on need.

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E BELIEVE IN GROWING COMMUNITY through spirituality, friendship and service. Serving Omaha neighborhoods since 1868, we are part of an international organization linked by the common mission of our patron, St. Vincent de Paul. The primary goal of the Society is the spiritual growth of its members, which allows us to more fully reflect God’s love to all the neighbors we encounter; our ultimate call is growing community.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Send a check by mail: 1715 Izard St., Omaha, NE 68102 • Donate online: www.svdpomaha.com • Connect with us info@svdpomaha.com

• 31 Conferences offering emergency assistance

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Help Line referral support • Food Pantry • Thrift Stores • Gardens • Holy Family lunch and clothing distribution

• Ozanam Outreach addressing need outside of parish boundaries • Food pantry and pantry garden offering access to healthy food • 5 thrift stores offering affordable goods with dignity • Holy Family Community Center serving the disconnected and offering emergency food and clothing

SHOP: • Northwest Store:

Find us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

5505 N. 90th St. | Mon-Sat 9a-8p, Sun 12-5p | (402) 502-7837

• Downtown Store: 2101 Leavenworth St. | Mon-Sat: 9a-6p | (402) 341-1689

• Papillion Store: 807 Tara Plz. | Mon-Sat 9a-6p | (402) 593-4055

• South Omaha Store: 5037 S. 24th St. | Mon-Sat 9a-6p | (402) 733-3500

• West Center Store 12301 West Center Rd. | Mon-Sat 9a-8p, Sun 12-5p | (402) 933-8242

• To schedule a donation pickup call: (402) 341-1688 or online: www.svdpomaha.com/thrift-stores

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL OMAHA AT HOLY FAMILY COMMUNITY CENTER 1715 Izard St. • Omaha, NE 68102 Phone (402) 779-8499 svdpomaha.com Board & Council President: Kevin Engelkamp Executive Director: Marty Smith To volunteer or to donate contact: (402) 779-8499

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Stephen Center partners with the community, families and individuals to overcome homelessness, addiction and poverty.

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INCE 1984, STEPHEN CENTER serves homeless and low-income individuals in Omaha. Founders Sharon and Dick McNeil’s goal was simple provide food, shelter and safety to those in need. They bought an old bar in south Omaha, laid mattresses on the floor, and found resources for meals. Since then, Stephen Center has expanded its mission and services to serve over 1,200 men, women and children annually through three CARF-accredited programs:

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Monetary Donations help the Stephen Center serve over 250 people on our campus daily, providing basic needs like food, shelter and clothing, as well as life-changing counseling and case management. Donations can be made in several ways: • Online at www.stephencenter.org

• Mail check or money order to: Stephen Center ATTN: Chief Development Officer 2723 Q St. Omaha, NE 68107.

The Pettigrew Emergency Shelter provides shelter, meals and clothing for homeless men, women and children. The shelter has beds for 32 men and 32 women, as well as up to five family units. Shelter clients meet regularly with a Stephen Center case manager to develop and implement a plan to emerge from homelessness and regain independence and stability. In 2020, the average shelter stay was 33 days with 83% exiting to permanent/positive housing destinations.

• Phone (402) 715-5442 to give by credit card. In-Kind Donations, such as food, gently used clothing, household items and toiletries are needed to serve individuals on our campus, and assist them with setting up house when they move out. Visit www.stephencenter.org for up-to-date needs list, donation dock hours, and information on hosting a donation drive within your company, school or church. Pick-ups of large items can be arranged by calling (402) 715-5478.

The HERO Program (Health, Empowerment, Responsibility, and Opportunity) is a CARF-accredited, 64-bed state licensed substance abuse treatment program assisting those who have made a commitment to overcome the life-destroying effects of drugs, alcohol and co-occurring mental illness. The facility combines lowincome housing and substance abuse treatment focusing on homeless and low-income individuals. In addition to inpatient services, HERO provides substance abuse evaluations, and intensive outpatient treatment services. In 2020, 284 (65%) people graduated from the program.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Stephen Center offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups, including:

• Kitchen assistant • Overnight host • Shelter office support • Donation sorter • Cleaning and organizing opportunities

Stephen Center’s Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Apartments provide housing and voluntary access to supportive services for people moving from homelessness to independent, supportive living. Tenants live in a stable environment, increase life skills and income, and gain control over decisions that impact personal and familial needs. There are 61 PSH units for rent to those who meet income and disability qualifications. In 2020, the average length of stay was two years with 95% exiting to permanent/positive housing destinations.

Job descriptions are available at www.stephencenter.org. Contact the Community Engagement Manager at (402) 715-5445 for more information.

UPCOMING EVENTS: VinNebraska – April 8-9, 2022 Omaha Hunger Experience – November 2022

STEPHEN CENTER 2723 Q St. • Omaha, NE 68107 Phone (402) 715-5442 www.stephencenter.org Executive Director: Michael Wehling Board President: Madeline Moyer Guild President: Pam Hession To volunteer contact: Beth Robbins Ellis • (402) 715-5445

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ISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION Delivering community-based care that provides peace of mind, quality of life, and independence.

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T VNA, it’s an honor to walk through your door, wherever you call home. This year marks our 126th year of improving the lives and health of people in Omaha and western Iowa. We serve the marginalized: those who are uninsured or under-resourced and deserving of dignified, compassionate, and expert care. VNA annually serves 48,000 individuals.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: We invite you to invest in people. No matter a person’s resources, VNA is

VNA has set the standard for: • Providing healthcare, hospice, and parenting resources at no cost to marginalized individuals and families in their homes. • Caring for vulnerable men, women and children who are in homeless or domestic violence shelters, are overcoming obstacles to raise healthy children, or need help navigating supportive services and medical costs. • Responding to public health crises with innovative approaches to infection control and immunizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. • Partnering with Easterseals Nebraska to provide programs that ensure all people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to live, learn, play, and work.

We invite you to join VNA in ensuring quality healthcare is accessible to those who need it most. VNA never walks away from a person in need. We are here to provide expert and compassionate care, education, and individualized services – no matter one’s ability to pay.

proud that our services are always available. This is made possible by generous donors and community support. By investing in VNA programs, you’re saving lives and improving quality of life for those who are most vulnerable in our community.

Go to www.vnatoday.org/donate

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Office and Clerical Volunteers Volunteers assemble packets, file/copy paperwork, do data entry, help with mailings, and assist with other projects as the needs arise. These volunteers are crucial to VNA’s day-to-day operations, and are needed on a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and intermittent basis. Special Event Volunteers Throughout the year, VNA needs volunteers to assist with special events such as our annual Art & Soup fundraiser.

Our story is a pursuit of innovative excellence in healthcare and a commitment to local people who cannot afford or cannot access care. VNA’s trusted programs include: • Home Health Aide, healthcare and hospice for the under/uninsured • VNA Home Infusion Pharmacy • Parenting Support: services for mothers, children, and families • Flu and immunization services • Homeless and domestic violence shelter public health nursing • School Nurse programs • Easterseals Nebraska Workforce Development

VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION (VNA) 12565 W Center Rd., Ste. 100 • Omaha, NE 68144 Phone (402) 930-4000 www.vnatoday.org President and CEO: James C. Summerfelt Board Chair: Jason Hansen, President, American National Bank To volunteer, contact: Julie Twohig, Volunteer Coordinator • (402) 930-4143 To donate contact: Dr. Carole Patrick, Vice President of Development and Communications • (402) 930-4018

• Easterseals Nebraska Camp and Respite • Easterseals Nebraska AgrAbility

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OUTH EMERGENCY SERVICES Youth Emergency Services assists youth experiencing homelessness and near homelessness by providing critically-needed resources which support them in their desire to be self-sufficient.

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Programs offered: • Street Outreach / Street Outreach Center: YES Outreach staff seek out youth in crisis and offer basic need items and emergency supplies. Youth are invited to visit the Street Outreach Center to receive additional services including a hot meal, a warm shower, laundry services and heath care. • Emergency Shelter: A short-term housing solution for youth needing immediate shelter. • Maternity Group Home: A program that supports and provides long-term housing for pregnant and/or parenting teen mothers. • Transitional Living Program: Offers youth long-term services while living in apartment-style housing and working with case managers to set and accomplish goals. • Rapid Rehousing: Assists youth ages 18-24 in living in their own apartments. YES subsidizes their rent and provides support and services as needed. • Making A Connection, Prevention, Mentoring

Causes of youth homelessness: • Abuse: Nearly half of homeless and runaway youth cite physical or sexual abuse as the reason they left home. • Foster care: Foster care youth are discharged from the state at age 19, often lacking income, education and social support. • Sexual orientation: More than 25% of LGBTQ teens are rejected by their families and end up on the streets. • Pregnancy: Many young mothers run away or are kicked out because they are pregnant. Effects of youth homelessness: • Instability: With no permanent address, it’s virtually impossible for homeless youth to attend school, get a job and secure housing. • Survival sex: One in four youth has traded sex for survival means such as food, clothing and shelter. • Violence: This year, more than 6,000 homeless youth will die from assault, illness or suicide.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Monetary Donations: Your cash gift is vital to the mission of ending youth homelessness. Additionally, many companies will match your generous donation. Gifts can be made via the YES website and placed in honor or memory of a loved one or special occasion. Event Sponsorship/Attendance: YES hosts two annual events including a golf outing in May and Dance for a Chance in October. For more information about the events, sponsorships or event tickets, please visit the YES website, www.yesomaha.org.

In-kind Donations: Hygiene items, teen and baby clothing, diapers, food and drinks. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Organize a Drive or Fundraiser: Organize a drive to secure items on the YES Wish List. Each program has different needs for the youth it serves.

Provide a Meal YES serves hundreds of meals each month. Help by providing catered and/or frozen/pre-packaged meals to our Street Outreach Center ready to be served to our youth who visit daily. This facility is open Monday-Friday with varying hours and numbers of youth served each day. Tip Top Thrift Shop: Donate, shop, or volunteer! Tip Top Thrift Shop is a committed partner in raising funds for YES. Help our mission prosper by sorting donations, cashiering or assisting customers at the store. Tip Top is located in the heart of Benson at 5910 Maple Street. Mentoring: Join our mentoring program and invest in Omaha’s youth. Provide support and guidance to young mothers in our Maternity Group Home or young adults in our Transitional Living Program.

YOUTH EMERGENCY SERVICES 2679 Farnam St., Ste. 205 • Omaha, NE 68131 Phone (402) 345-5187 www.yesomaha.org Executive Director: Mary Fraser Meints Board President/Chairman: Kellie Harry To volunteer or to donate contact: Barb Farho, Director of Development (402) 345-5187 • bfarho@yesomaha.org

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AKSARBEN FOUNDATION

AMERICAN MIDWEST BALLET

AMERICAN RED CROSS

A unified network of business and community leaders seeking to influence change in heartland communities to better education, workforce development and growth of the economy.

Your resident professional dance company, AMB provides cultural enrichment through programs of the highest quality: breathtaking performances, inspiring education, and uplifting community engagement.

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Featured Event:

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Aksarben Ball

Swing, Swing, Swing!

Heroes in the Heartland

Date: October 29, 2022

Date: April 2 & 9, 2022

Date: March 15, 2022

Event Description/Theme: The Aksarben Ball is an annual event to raise funds for the Aksarben Foundation and support the initiatives of education, community and workforce development. The Aksarben Ball is a long-held tradition during which the Aksarben Foundation honors the volunteerism and philanthropy of the citizens of Nebraska and western Iowa. The event includes distinctions for all ages and includes pages, standard bearers, princesses and escorts, and Court of Honor. The event culminates with the highest distinction of Aksarben’s Most Honored Citizens.

Event Description/Theme: Rediscover the spirit of a time like no other – when young G.I. Joes and Rosie the Riveters gave their all to save the world, then threw away their cares to the beat of big bands and the exhilaration of swing dancing. You’ll be swept away as a guy, a girl, and their friends flirt, kick up their heels, fall in love, and most of all... Swing, Swing, Swing! Created by celebrated Chicago choreographer and showman Harrison McEldowney and featuring live big band music, this exuberantly unforgettable work was American Midwest Ballet’s very first production. Now, it’s back to help us all rediscover the joy of dance... of music... and of swing!

Event Description/Theme: The Heroes in the Heartland honors individuals from the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area who have undertaken extraordinary acts of courage and kindness, exemplifying the true spirit of the American Red Cross. Join us as we celebrate these exceptional individuals who have made a personal commitment to creating a safer and stronger community.

Location: CHI Health Center • Omaha, NE Time: 7pm Ball Committee Chair: Jamie Gutierrez Ball Committee Vice Chair: Tim Kerrigan Women’s Ball Committee Chair: Sharlon Rodgers

Location: • Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center 1001 S 6th St. • Council Bluffs, IA 51501 • Orpheum Theater 409 S 16th St. • Omaha, NE 68102

Ticket Prices: Please visit www.aksarben.org for event details, or call (402) 554-9600

Time: 7:30pm

Attire: Formal Event Contact: www.aksarben.org

aksarben.org

Time: 11:30am – 1pm Ticket Price: $75 Event Contact: Tim Neal (402) 343-7700 • timothy.neal@redcross.org Other Fundraising Events: • Red Cross Giving Day - March 23, 2022 American Red Cross 2912 S 80th Ave. • Omaha, NE 68124 (402) 343-7700

Ticket Price: • Single Tickets starting at $25 • Group Tickets available

redcross.org Event Contact: American Midwest Ballet (712) 890-5590 • amballet.org/tickets

Aksarben Foundation 7101 Mercy Rd., Ste. 320 • Omaha, NE 68106 (402) 554-9600

Location: TBD*

Other Fundraising Events: • The Nutcracker Gala 2022 - Orpheum Theater American Midwest Ballet Erika Overturff 1001 South 6th St., • Council Bluffs, IA 51501 (712) 890-5590 Email: info@amballet.org amballet.org

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AUTISM ACTION PARTNERSHIP

BOYS TOWN

CENTRO LATINO OF IOWA

Improving the quality of life of persons on the autism spectrum and their families through education, advocacy, and support.

Changing the way America cares for children and families.

To educate and empower Hispanic/Latino individuals and families toward thriving, self-sufficient, and healthy lives.

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

A Vintage Affaire XIV

2022 Booster Banquet

Iowa Latino Festival

Date: October 8, 2022

Date: April 26, 2022

Date: TBD*

Event Description/Theme: Vintage Affaire generates financial support for our statewide and local programs. We host a silent and live auction, and dinner. We will also present our annual Help is Hope Award to an individual or group who has demonstrated selfless support of autism services and awareness throughout Nebraska.

Event Description/Theme: Announcing Purple Heart recipient and Paralympian Melissa Stockwell as this year's speaker; please join us for this worthwhile cause. Many children who arrive at Boys Town have never participated in organized sports. They haven’t had the opportunity to experience being part of a team or feeling a sense of accomplishment that comes from working together to reach a goal. Recognizing the tremendous benefit of participating in sports for the youth in our care, the Boys Town Boosters were formed to help ensure that any child who wanted to play sports could do so.

Event Description/Theme: Centro Latino’s festival is the largest celebration of Latino culture in Southwest Iowa. The event has grown to over 1,000 attendees every year, with delicious food, musical acts, performers, clowns and various other activities for families. The festival is intended to bring both Latino families from the area and the broader Council Bluffs community together to enjoy a day celebrating Latino culture. Centro Latino strives to build community cohesion and understanding through this event, which is one very fun and educational approach to bringing people together.

Location: Embassy Suites Conference Center – La Vista Time: 5pm Ticket Prices: Visit aap.givesmart.com

Location: TBD* Location: Embassy Suites Conference Center – La Vista

Time: 2pm – 6pm

Attire: Cocktail Time: 5:30pm – 9pm Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes Event Contact: info@autismaction.org (402) 763-8830 Ext. 1002 Other Fundraising Events: • Common Senses Festival – April 1-30, 2022 • Swing for the Spectrum Golf Benefit May 16, 2022

Autism Action Partnership 10110 Nicholas St., Ste. 202 Omaha, NE 68114 (402) 763-8830 Email: info@autismaction.org autismaction.org

Ticket Price: • FREE

Ticket Prices: $125 (sponsorship opportunities available)

Attire: Casual

Attire: Business

Event Contact: Ramon Calzada Executive Director • director@sucentrolatino.com

Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes

Other Fundraising Opportunities: • Cinco de Mayo at 100 Block • Day of the Dead Tequila Tasting • Family Holiday Celebrations

Event Contact: Diane Achilles (531) 355-7952 • diane.achilles@boystown.org Other Fundraising Events: • 2022 Memorial Day Run – May 30, 2022 • 2022 Blue Water Bash – July 30, 2022 • 2022 Light the Town – December 4, 2022

Centro Latino of Iowa Ramon Calzada 300 W Broadway, Ste. 40 • Council Bluffs, IA 51503 (712) 256-6009 Email: director@sucentrolatino.com

Boys Town 14100 Crawford St. • Boys Town, NE 68010 (531) 355-1991 Email: helpkids@boystown.org

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CHILD SAVING INSTITUTE

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER

CHILDREN’S SQUARE U.S.A.

Responding to the cry of a child.

To improve the life of every child.

To teach, every day, life skills and the values necessary for a successful life– one full of Caring, Contribution and Commitment.

Featured Event:

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Cabaret 2022

Children’s Gala

Chip in for Children Golf Event

Date: May 7, 2022

Date: November 12, 2022

Date: May 12, 2022

Event Description/Theme: Cabaret 2022 – A night of comedy to benefit Child Saving Institute’s (CSI) services for the prevention, intervention and healing of child abuse, neglect and trauma. Come and enjoy an evening of cocktails, dinner and hilarity for a great cause!

Event Description/Theme: Join the Friends Board of Children’s Hospital & Medical Center for the 2022 Children’s Gala. Children in our community deserve the very best in pediatric care. Proceeds from the Gala will support Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in its mission to improve the life of every child through exceptional clinical care, advocacy, research and education.

Event Description/Theme: This event helps us raise additional funds that support programs for vulnerable children who are in or near crisis. Proceeds from this event help fund our behavior health, crisis services, education, treatment programs and special projects. We currently serve over 1,000 children and families each day in our many programs in Iowa and Nebraska.

Location: CHI Health Center Omaha

Location: Top Golf Omaha 908 N 102nd St. • Omaha, NE 68144

Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha La Vista Hotel and Conference Center 12520 Westport Pkwy. Times: • 6pm – Cocktail Hour • 7pm – Dinner & Event Program • 8:30pm – Entertainment Event Chairs: Adrienne & Patrick Fay Gina & Nick Patrick Ticket Prices: • $175/$300 • Table sponsorships available Attire: Business Casual Raffle: Yes Event Contact: Anna Dwyer Events and Projects Coordinator (402) 504-3664 • adwyer@childsaving.org Other Fundraising Events: • PurseOnalities – Fall 2022 • Touch-A-Truck – Fall 2022 • Substitute Santa – December 2022

Times: • 6pm – Cocktails & Silent Auction • 7:30pm – Dinner & Live Auction • 9pm – Live Entertainment

Time: 5pm Ticket Prices: • $100 Individual • $600 Team (6 people) • $1,000 Corporate Sponsorship

Attire: Cocktail Attire Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes

Attire: Casual

Other Fundraising Events: • Wine Women & Shoes – April 1, 2022 • Fore! the Kids – May 9, 2022 • Children’s Charity Golf Classic Fall 2022

Event Contact: Moira Mangiameli • (712) 322-3700 mmangiameli@childrenssquare.org

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Foundation Beth Greiner, Executive Director 8404 Indian Hills Dr., Ste. 650 • Omaha, NE 68114 (402) 955-6851

Children’s Square U. S. A. Council Bluffs, IA 51503 (712) 322-3700 E-mail: visitorcenter@childrenssquare.org

ChildrensOmaha.org

childrenssquare.org

Other Fundraising Events: • Jason Awards – November 3, 2022 • Giving Tuesday – November 30, 2022

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COMPLETELY KIDS

DREAMWEAVER FOUNDATION

THE DURHAM MUSEUM

Completely KIDS℠ educates and empowers kids and families to create a safe, healthy, successful and connected community.

Dreamweaver Foundation is dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of seniors who are terminally ill, making their life-long dream come true through incredible experiences they will never forget.

Provide relevant educational and entertaining opportunities within the region that exceed customer expectations, while preserving our community’s vibrant cultural history.

Featured Event:

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Featured Event:

Author Luncheon featuring 2020 & 2012 Paralympic Gold Medalist, NBC Sports Winter Paralympics Correspondent, Author and Equality Activist Mallory Weggemann

Boots & Buckets

Sentimental Journey

Date: September 22, 2022

Date: November 11, 2022

Event Description/Theme: Dreamweaver Foundation is hosting a celebration of our dreamers, partners, and fulfilling dreams. We can’t wait to showcase the impact of our organization, raise money for another year, and of course have fun! Join us! Wear your favorite boots while we raise the spirits of terminally ill seniors by making dreams on their bucket lists come true.

Event Description/Theme: The Durham Museum invites you to join us for Sentimental Journey, an annual gala celebrating our region’s rich history and heritage and the community that makes it possible. The evening includes dinner and exclusive entertainment set in Omaha Union Station’s iconic Art Deco architecture. Your participation advances the museum’s work to make history accessible to all through much-needed support for The Durham’s educational programs and first-class exhibitions.

Date: April 7, 2022 Event Description/Theme: Mallory Weggemann has been a competitive swimmer since age seven. An injury at age 18 left her paraplegic with loss of movement from her abdomen down. While many things changed at that moment, Mallory’s love of swimming never waned. She discovered Paralympic Swimming shortly after her injury, where she saw a path forward and her love of swimming became her sanctuary. Over the past 14 years, Mallory has gone on to become a 3x Paralympian, 5x Medalist (3 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze) and set 15 World Records, 34 American Records. She also established herself as a leader outside the pool as a disability advocate, author, motivational speaker and CoCEO of a Social Impact Agency and Production Studio. Her book, “LIMITLESS The Power of Hope and Resilience to Overcome Circumstance,” which tells her remarkable story of resilience and never giving up on your dream, was released in March 2021. Location: Hilton Omaha • 1001 Cass Street Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm Ticket Prices: $75 • $50 Young Professional Attire: Business Event Contact: events@completelykids.org Completely KIDS 2566 St. Mary’s Ave. • Omaha, NE 68105 (402) 397-5809 Email: events@completelykids.org

Location: A View West Shores 111 S 243rd St. • Waterloo, NE

Location: The Durham Museum Time: 5:30pm Time: 6pm Ticket Prices: • $125 per ticket • $1,500 per table

Honorary Chairman: TBA* Ticket Prices: $175 and up

Attire: Casual, wear your favorite boots Attire: Cocktail Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes

Event Contact: Corey Wilson • (402) 444-5071

Other Fundraising Events: • Drive Fore! Dreams – April 28, 2022 • Making Spirits Bright – November 2022

Other Fundraising Events: • On Track Guild Landmark Luncheon – TBA • On Track Guild “Coming Home for the Holidays” Luncheon & Market – TBA • Corporate Membership Drive Spring, Summer and Fall 2022

Dreamweaver Foundation 14600 Branch St., Ste. 113 Omaha, NE 68154 (402) 697-5471 Email: Cheri.Mastny@dreamweaver.org

The Durham Museum 801 S 10th St. • Omaha, NE 68108 (402) 444-5071 Email: info@durhammuseum.org

dreamweaver.org

durhammuseum.org

Event Contact: Cheri Mastny Cheri.Mastny@dreamweaver.org • (402) 697-5471

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF OMAHA

IMMIGRANT LEGAL CENTER

KIDS CAN COMMUNITY CENTER

We build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

Welcoming immigrants into our communities by providing high-quality legal services, education and advocacy.

At Kids Can Community Center our mission is to educate, engage, and inspire children through early childhood care and out-of-school experiences.

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Women’s Power Luncheon

Food Truck World Tour

Can Do Awards Luncheon

Date: May 6, 2022

Date: September 25, 2022

Date: May 5, 2022

Event Description/Theme: The Women’s Power Luncheon is the perfect kick-off to Habitat Omaha’s 2022 Women Build. It provides a venue for powerful Habitat Omaha advocates, both women and men, to rally around the mission of the Women Build: to recruit, educate and inspire women to build and advocate for affordable housing in our community. More than 400 women volunteers, many whom attend the luncheon, generously give their time to make the Women Build house a reality.

Event Description/Theme: Immigrant Legal Center’s annual Food Truck World Tour is a fundraiser to support immigration legal services in our community. Enjoy a variety of food from local food trucks, special desserts, cultural entertainment and good friends. Immigrant Legal Center depends on the proceeds from Food Truck World Tour to continue our work providing critical immigration legal services, advocacy, and education for low-income immigrant families in Nebraska and Southwest Iowa. Thank you for your support!

Event Description/Theme: The Can Do awards celebrate the “can do” attitude in our community. Having a “can do” attitude makes things happen, breaks down barriers and finds resolution to issues facing our community to make it a better place. At the luncheon, we honor those in our community that exemplify this mindset through our Can Do Awards.

Location: Hilton Omaha

Location: Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District, 222 N. 10th St, Omaha, NE Time: 11:30am – 1pm

Location: Stinson Park at Aksarben Village 2285 S 67th St., Omaha, NE 68106

Ticket Price: $75

Ticket Prices: • $85 (1 Ticket) • $850 (Table of 10)

Time: 3pm

Attire: Business Casual

Ticket Prices: • Tickets start at $75 • Sponsorships are available

Raffle: Yes

Attire: Business Casual

Time: 11:30am–1pm

Event Contact: Becky Vinton (402) 884-2499 • bvinton@habitatomaha.org Other Fundraising Events: • Habitat Omaha Golf Tournament – June 2, 2022 • Brew Haha – September 8, 2022

Habitat for Humanity of Omaha 1701 N 24th St. • Omaha, NE 68110 (402) 457-5657 habitatomaha.org

Event Contact: Cliff McEvoy (402) 731-6988 ext. 212 • cmcevoy@kidscan.org

Attire: Casual Other Fundraising Events: • Omaha Mom Prom – February 26, 2022 • Do Good Days – May 10-12, 2022 • Neighborhood Night Out – August 2, 2022

Event Contact: Cailan Franz (402) 884-0416 • cailan@immigrantlc.org Other Fundraising Events: • Immigrant Heritage Month – June 2022 • Give online anytime

Kids Can Community Center 4860 Q St. • Omaha, NE 68117 (402) 731-6988 Email: cmcevoy@kidscan.org

Immigrant Legal Center 4223 Center St. • Omaha, NE 68105 (402) 898-1349 E-mail: info@immigrantlc.org

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THE KIM FOUNDATION

LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICES

MADONNA REHABILITATION HOSPITALS – OMAHA CAMPUS

To serve as a supportive resource and compassionate voice for lives touched by mental illness and suicide.

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska expresses love for all people by providing quality human care services that build and strengthen individual, family and community life.

Madonna offers world-class rehabilitation for adults and children. We specialize in brain trauma, spinal cord injuries, stroke, severe pulmonary conditions, cancer and neurological diseases.

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A Time for Hope & Healing

Rally for Kids

7th Annual Miles for Madonna

Date: *TBD

Date: March 3, 2022

Date: September 24, 2022

Event Description/Theme: Each year The Kim Foundation hosts a national speaker to bring the community together raising awareness around mental health and suicide prevention.

Event Description/Theme: Since our founding, Lutheran Family Services has been serving children and families who are most in need. But we don’t do it alone. We invite our community year-round to join us at the following events to help make an everlasting impact on the children and families we serve.

Event Description/Theme: Miles for Madonna is a 5K Run/1-Mile Walk for runners of all ability levels and families. The event features a Kids’ Zone with balloon artist, face painting and games. All runners and walkers receive a T-shirt and more. Door prizes, food booth and a photo booth top off this fun fall event. Proceeds go to an emergency fund for patients who need financial help to emerge from a crisis.

Location: *TBD Times: *TBD Ticket Prices: *TBD Attire: *TBD Event Contact: The Kim Foundation • (402) 891-6911

The Kim Foundation 11949 Q St. • Omaha, NE 68137 (402) 891-6911 Email: info@thekimfoundation.org thekimfoundation.org

Rally 4 Kids is one of LFS’s signature fundraising events. Casual and sports-themed, the evening features interactive games, a spectacular raffle and live auction as well as opportunities to make a “Gift from the Heart.” Funds raised at Rally 4 Kids help thousands get through the hardships and challenges and back on a path of safety, hope and well-being.

Location: Zorinsky Lake – Shelter #5 Time: 10am

Time: 6-9pm

Ticket Prices: • $25 for adults • $10 for kids

Event Contact: Email us at events@lfsneb.org

Attire: Casual

Other Fundraising Events: • LFS Omaha Golf – Players Club August 22, 2022 • LFS Lincoln Golf – NuMark Golf Course September 22, 2022 • Fremont Family Friends – June 2022

Event Contact: Mary Gene Wepfer (402) 401-5052 • mgwepfer@madonna.org

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska 124 S 24th St., Ste. 230 Omaha, NE 68102

The Madonna Foundation John C. Glenn 17500 Burke St. Omaha, NE 68118 (402) 401-5050 Email: MadonnaFoundation@madonna.org

Location: DJ Sokol Arena • Creighton University

Other Fundraising Events: • Miracle Night for Madonna – December 2022

LFSneb.org

madonna.org

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MAKE-A-WISH NEBRASKA

MID-AMERICA COUNCIL, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

MIDLANDS HUMANE SOCIETY

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

To prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

To protect and nurture companion animals and enrich the lives of people who love them.

Featured Event:

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Blue Jean Ball: When Stars Align

BSA Big Give Luncheon

Midlands Humane Society Annual Gala

Date: April 2, 2022

Date: November 29, 2022

Event Description/Theme: Join Make-A-Wish Nebraska as we celebrate “When Stars Align” at our annual Blue Jean Ball. Spend the evening helping make local wishes come true! Take part in our silent and live auctions and hear how wishes have proven physical and emotional benefits that give children with critical illnesses hope and a reason to comply with their medical treatments.

Event Description/Theme: Join us Tuesday November 29, 2022, for BSA Big Give, an all-day Scouting celebration kicking off our annual giving campaign for the upcoming year. This giving day will include Scout stories and program highlights posted at our designated website and social media. Our in-person BSA Big Give Luncheon, located in Omaha, will bring donors and community leaders together to hear a keynote address and stories from inspiring Scouts.

Date: May 13, 2022 *Watch our website and social media for the most up-to-date details.

Location: Embassy Suites in La Vista 12520 Westport Pkwy, La Vista, NE Times: • 6pm- Silent Auction • 7:30pm- Dinner and Program Honorary Chairs: Jon and Julie Smith Event Chairs: Candi Kirkwood

Attire: Blue Jeans Event Contact: Brigette Young, President/CEO byoung@nebraska.wish.org • (402) 333-8999 Other Fundraising Events: • Lincoln’s Wish Ball – February 19, 2022 • Omaha Wine, Whiskey, and Wishes May 12, 2022 • Kearney Evening of Wishes – August 18, 2022

Location: Mid-America Center 1 Arena Way • Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Location: CHI Health Center Omaha Times: • 5pm – Doors Open • 6:30pm – Dinner

Time: 11:30am-1pm Event Chair: TBD*

Event Chairs: Linda and Ed Kemp Co Chairs: Alex & Jamie Gum

Ticket Price: Free-will donation Attire: Business

Ticket Price: • $150 per person • $1,500 corporate table

Event Description/Theme: Meet cat and dog ambassadors at Midlands Humane Society’s largest fundraiser of the year. This family-friendly event is a can’t-miss! There will be hundreds of silent and live auction items to bid on and activities to keep everyone busy from beginning to end.

Event Contact: Brianna Lane 402) 431-9272 • 326fundraising@scouting.org Other Fundraising Events: • Citizen of the Year Luncheon – April 11, 2022 • 52nd Annual Boy Scout Golf Invitational Fall 2022 • Annual Sporting Clays Tournament – Fall 2022 Mid-America Council, Boy Scouts of America 12401 W Maple Rd. • Omaha, NE 68164 (402) 431-9272 Email: mac@scouting.org

Ticket Prices: • $55 per seat • $550 per table • Event sponsorships are available Attire: Business Casual Event Contact: Kori Nelson Director of Development and Marketing Other Fundraising Events: • Wag-A-Grams – Monday, February 14, 2022 • Wags & Wheels Car Show Sunday, August 28, 2022 Midlands Humane Society 1020 Railroad Ave. • Council Bluffs, IA 51503 (712) 396-2264 Email: knelson@midlandshumanesociety.org

mac-bsa.org Make-A-Wish Nebraska 1005 S 107th Ave., Ste. 102 • Omaha, NE 68114 (402) 333-8999 Email: emarston@nebraska.wish.org

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NEBRASKA CHILDREN’S HOME SOCIETY

NEBRASKA HUMANE SOCIETY

NEBRASKA WILDLIFE REHAB, INC.

To provide safe and loving care to children of all ages.

The Nebraska Humane Society saves, protects, and enriches the lives of animals in the communities we serve.

To rehabilitate wildlife for return to the wild, to preserve and restore native habitats, and to educate about the importance of wildlife and ecosystems and to inspire action to protect them.

Featured Event:

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Putting Children First

Black Tie & Tails

13th Annual Bats Over Omaha Bat Release

Date: February 25, 2022

Date: June 10, 2022

Date: April 2022 (depending on weather)

Event Description/Theme: Nebraska Children’s Home Society is hosting a unique and exciting team-building competition to design and build the best one-of-a-kind miniature golf lane.

Event Description/Theme: This gala puts the “fun” in fundraiser. It’s hosted by the NHS guild, “Friends Forever”, and they know how to throw a party! Black Tie and Tails combines heartwarming stories, VIP (Very Important Pet) appearances along with a spectacular silent auction, raise the paddle, cocktail hour and dinner, all to benefit the animals. Come commune with other pet lovers, benefit the cause, and help us spread the word about the great work we do. Need we say more?

Event Description/Theme: Join us for this annual event as we release more than 500 bats back into the wild. In 2022 we hope to return to an in-person festival AND broadcast live on Facebook. Viewers in-person and at home will get a chance to see the bats up close, watch them fly, and talk to our staff about bats and bat rehabilitation. The exact date and location will be announced on social media and by e-mail and release will take place around dusk on Bat Release Night.

Teams of up to eight people will compete to win one of three coveted awards (Best Overall, Most Creative, and People's Choice) all proceeds will benefit the children and families served by NCHS.

Location: TBD*

For more information, please visit nchs.org. Location: AOI Corporation 8801 S 137th Cir. • Omaha, NE

Location: A View West Shores 111 S. 243rd St., Waterloo, NE 68069

Time: 1pm-5pm

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Attire: Casual

Co-Chairs: Taylor Cochrane and Leigh Brassette

Event Contact: Leah Lindell (402) 898-7783 • llindell@nchs.org

Ticket Prices: • $175 - $225, Sponsorships available

Other Events: • Annual Gift Drive – December 2022

Attire: Cocktail attire

Time: 6-9pm Ticket Price: FREE and family-friendly

Other Events: • New Volunteer Trainings starting in January 2022 • Public Open House of the new Baldwin Wildlife Center - Spring 2022

Silent Auction: Yes Nebraska Children’s Home Society 4939 S 118th St. • Omaha, NE 68137 (402) 451-0787 Email: events@nchs.org nchs.org

Event Contact: Lauren Darnold, Education Coordinator

...and other fun educational opportunities and workshops throughout the year

Event Contact: Gordon Krentz gkrentz@nehumanesociety.org Other Fundraising Events: • Walk for the Animals September 25, 2022 – NHS Meadow • Whine Fest – TBD

Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, Inc. Lauren Darnold P.O. Box 24122 • Omaha, NE 68124 (402) 234-2473 Email: education@nebraskawildliferehab.org

Nebraska Humane Society Pam Wiese 8929 Fort St. • Omaha, NE 68134 (402) 905-3470 Email: pwiese@nehumanesociety.org

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OMAHA HOME FOR BOYS

OMAHA PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION

OPEN DOOR MISSION

To support and strengthen youth, young adults and families through services that inspire and equip them to lead independent, productive lives.

Enriches students’ lives by funding learning experiences that inspire hope, open doors and help students to achieve their dreams.

Open Door Mission is a Gospel Rescue Mission that meets the basic needs of individuals and families while inspiring HOPE for lasting change.

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OHB 100 Year Anniversary Celebration

OPS Teacher R&R

Love Your Neighbor Gala

Date: March 8, 2022

Date: April 15, 2022

Date: *TBD

Event Description/Theme: Join OHB to celebrate 100 years of transforming lives and strengthening our community at a luncheon featuring keynote speaker Michael Oher, subject of the movie The Blind Side and NFL Super Bowl champion.

Event Description/Theme: OPS Foundation loves the OPS Teachers and Administrators and we want to show them our appreciation. We’re inviting them to join us at the Foundation office for refreshments, gentle pampering and drawings for door prizes.

Event Description/Theme: People experiencing homelessness and poverty are constant reminders of how fragile life can be. Open Door Mission’s Love Your Neighbor Gala demonstrates that following God’s simple command is not as hard as it may appear. Join us for a night of good food, fun, and celebration. Bring your family, friends and coworkers for an enjoyable evening including a silent auction, fast-paced live auction, dinner and a message from President/CEO Candace Gregory.

Location: CHI Health Center Omaha

Location: Omaha Public Schools Foundation Office 3861 Farnam St. Historic Blackstone

Time: 11:30am Location: *TBD

Time: 3 to 6pm Ticket Prices: • $75 Young Professional • $125 Individual

Ticket Prices: Invitations will be sent via EventBrite, requesting an RSVP to this free event.

Ticket Prices: • $10 – individual tickets • $750– sponsor a table of 10

Attire: Business Casual Event Contact: RaeAnn Knoell, Brand Strategy Director (402) 457-7195 • giving@ohb.org • OHB.org Other Fundraising Events: • Project Christmas Joy – December 2021 • OHB Golf Classic – June 1, 2022 Omaha Home for Boys 4343 N 52nd St. • Omaha, NE 68104 (402) 457-7000 Email: Giving@OHB.org

Event Contact: Lucia Del Rio Lopez • (402) 502-3032

Attire: Business Casual Event Contact: Deb Saraka-Rubin, Events Coordinator

Omaha Public Schools Foundation Toba Cohen-Dunning, Executive Director 3861 Farnam St. • Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 502-3003 Email: toba.cohendunning@ops.org

Open Door Mission Candace Gregory, President/CEO 2828 N 23rd St. East • Omaha, NE 68110 (402) 422-1111 Email: odm@opendoormission.org

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PARTNERSHIP 4 KIDS

PROJECT HOUSEWORKS

REJUVENATING WOMEN

Partnership 4 Kids’ mission is to engage and inspire students from preschool to graduation, guiding them to success with individualized support, career exploration and scholarships.

Providing free safety solutions and affordable housing for seniors and families in our community.

Providing hope and restoration to victims and survivors of human trafficking.

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Hops & Grapes

Brush Up

8th Annual Restored Wings Gala

Date: January 28, 2022

Date: August 20, 2022

Date: September 8, 2022

Event Description/Theme: This event, presented by HDR, and chaired by Tricia & David LeCureux, will feature unlimited tastings of Napa Valley wines, local brews and spirits, plus live music from the Shenanigans. Guests can also participate in interactive games, win prizes, explore extraordinary auction and raffle packages, and most importantly, become part of the P4K team as we work together to provide long term support for life-long success for Omaha youth!

Event Description/Theme: The Brush Up event is a free exterior paint service for senior homeowners provided by corporate sponsors and volunteer teams. In 2021, over 730 volunteers joined forces to paint 36 homes across the Omaha-Metro area! That would not have been possible without support from 38 corporate partners.

Event Description/Theme: Dinner and silent auction to raise funds for Rejuvenating Women’s Restored Wings Residential Program and Home

Proceeds will benefit Partnership 4 Kids, a local nonprofit serving nearly 3,100 Omaha students living in under-resourced communities, with a mission of keeping them engaged in school, and pursuing higher education. Location: The Hilton Downtown Omaha 1001 Cass St. Time: 7pm

Times: 5:30pm Location: Douglas and Sarpy Counties

Honorary Chairs: TBD* Event Chairs: TBD*

Time: 9am – 4pm

Ticket Price: TBD*

Attire: Work/Paint Clothes

Attire: Formal

Event Contact: Sara Sabaliauskas (402) 965-9201 sarasab@projecthouseworks.org

Silent Auction: Yes Event Contact: (402) 522-6811

Support Requested: • Corporate Sponsored Volunteer Teams

Ticket Prices: • $100 • Patron Ticket $150 www.p4k.org/events for more ticket information Attire: Casual Event Contact: Cheryl Murray (402) 930-3082 • cmurray@p4k.org

Location: CHI Convention Center

Rejuvenating Women P.O. Box 207 • Boys Town, NE 68010 (800) 402-0601 Email: info@rejuvenatingwomen.org

Project Houseworks 2316 S 24th St. • Omaha, NE 68108 (402) 965-9201 Email: brushup@projecthouseworks.org

www.rejuvenatingwomen.com

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RELEASE

THE SALVATION ARMY

SANTA MONICA, INC.

The mission of Release is to affect at-risk youth and their families with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ, releasing them to be all God intends them to be — safe, together, healthy, free.

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

To provide a continuum of care that empowers women to live productively, drug and alcohol free.

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Release’s 2022 Gala

D.J.’s Hero Awards Luncheon

Annual Step Into Spring

Date: April 28, 2022

Date: May 3, 2022

Date: April 30, 2022

Event Description/Theme: Release’s 2022 Gala, with Honorary Chairs, Howard & Rhonda Hawks, will be an unforgettable evening, featuring Derek Clark, international motivational speaker with 250 million views on his Rapping Dad videos and author of the critically acclaimed “I Will Never Give Up” book series. Derek will share his incredible story of overcoming a childhood of unthinkable abuse and abandonment. With the help of foster parents and mentors he was able to defy the limitations imposed upon him and go on to help others find strength and solutions in their own lives.

Event Description/Theme: The 24th annual D.J.’s Hero Awards Luncheon will honor 15 deserving Nebraska high school seniors with a $10,000 academic scholarship each. Funds raised from the luncheon support Salvation Army programs that help children living in poverty in the Omaha metro. Peggy and David Sokol partnered with The Salvation to establish the D.J.’s Hero Awards in memory of their son, D.J., in 1999.

Event Description/Theme: This year we will host our Step Into Spring event with a savory brunch, silent and piccadilly auction and a featured speaker who will share her story of success.

Location: CHI Health Center – Omaha

Ticket Prices: • $30 per person • $200 per table of 8

Location: Scott Conference Center 6450 Pine St. • Omaha, NE 68106 Time: 10am – 1pm

Time: 11:45am Location: Embassy Suites Conference Center – La Vista Time: 6pm Ticket Price: Tables start at $750 Honorary Chairs: Howard & Rhonda Hawks

Attire: Casual Honorary Chairman: Gov. Pete Ricketts Ticket Prices: • $150 Individual • $1,500 Table Sponsorship

Sponsorships: Available by contacting Heather Kirk • heather@santamonicahouse.org Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes

Attire: Business Attire Oral Auction: Yes

Event Contact: Heather Kirk • heather@santamonicahouse.org

Event Contact: Todd Andrews Todd.Andrews@usc.salvationarmy.org

Other Fundraising Events: • Diva Drive – December 2022 (toiletries)

Other Fundraising Events: • Foster Parent Training – Ongoing, call (402) 455-0808 for next training dates. • Bill Ellett Memorial Golf Classic, September 2022

The Salvation Army Todd Andrews, Director of Integrated Communications 10755 Burt St. • Omaha, NE 68114 (402) 898-7700 E-mail: Todd.Andrews@usc.salvationarmy.org

Santa Monica, Inc. 401 S 39th St. • Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 558-7088 Email: heather@santamonicahouse.org

Release 3223 N 45th St., Building T • Omaha, NE 68104 (402) 455-0808 Email: info@releaseinc.org

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Attire: Business/Business Casual Event Contact: Garth Hilton Garth@releaseinc.org

www.santamonicahouse.org

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SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL | OMAHA

STEPHEN CENTER

VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION

Dedicated to bringing volunteers together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person services to the community’s most vulnerable neighbors in need, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or age.

Stephen Center partners with the community, families and individuals to overcome homelessness, poverty and addiction.

Delivering community-based care that provides peace of mind, quality of life, and independence.

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

13th Annual Strawberry Brunch

VinNEBRASKA

Art & Soup

Date: June 11, 2022

Date: April 8-9, 2022

Date: February 20, 2022

Event Description/Theme: This much-loved event is now in its 13th year! The Strawberry Brunch supports both the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Food Pantry and the emergency financial assistance fund. When in person, this event offers host-themed tables where guests enjoy brunch and view the tablescapes for a lovely morning with family and friends. When virtual, we offer a recorded speaker and opportunities to give online.

Event Description/Theme: VinNEBRASKA is back in-person to benefit Stephen Center in 2022! Festivities kick off Friday, April 8, 2022 with a Winemakers’ Reception and Gourmet Dinner. Guests will enjoy a multi-course meal with paired wines, and silent and live auction items will be available. A featured vintner will be seated at your table. Public Wine Tasting and Grand Auction takes place on Saturday, April 9. Attendees will sample wines and bid during the silent auction on a vast selection of gift-items and wine collectibles. This year includes a sit-down dinner and program. Live auction items include spectacular vacation getaways!

Event Description/Theme: There’s never been a more important time for VNA nurses to be in local homeless shelters— and your support is needed more than ever! Enjoy delicious soups provided by some of the best chefs and restaurants in Omaha and Council Bluffs. Purchase unique art from local artists representing a variety of mediums, with 50% of sales donated to assure there are VNA nurses in every local homeless and domestic violence shelter.

Location: Please visit our website svdpomaha.com for more information on this event. Time: 11am – 12pm

Location: Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District • 222 N 10th St., Omaha, NE

Event Chairs: TBD* Attire: Casual Event Contact: info@svdpomaha.com Other Fundraising Events: • Stuff the Bus – check WOWT for dates • Annual Coat Drives/Giveaway – Fall 2022 Society of St. Vincent de Paul Omaha 71715 Izard St., Omaha, NE 68102 (402) 779-8499 Email: info@svdpomaha.com svdpomaha.com

Times: • The Winemakers Reception and Gourmet Dinner Friday, April 8 • 5:30 – 10pm • Public Wine Tasting and Grand Auction Saturday, April 9 • 5pm

Location: Omaha Design Center 1502 Cuming Street, Omaha Times: • 1-2pm – Patron Party • 2-5pm – General Admission Ticket Prices: • $100 – Patron Party • $50 – General Admission

Event Chairs: Beth Settles and Debbie Slattery Attire: Casual Ticket Prices: Tickets for Saturday’s event are $175. Visit www.vinnebraska.com to purchase.

Silent Auction: Yes

Attire: Friday – Cocktail Attire Saturday – Business Casual

Event Contact: Dana Gonzales Art&Soup@vnatoday.org

Event Contact: Teri Corcoran Teri.Corcoran@stephencenter.org Other Fundraising Events: • Omaha Hunger Experience – November 2022 Stephen Center, Inc. 2723 Q St. • Omaha, NE 68107 (402) 715-5442 Email: marketing@stephencenter.org

Visiting Nurse Association 12565 W Center Rd., Ste. 100 Omaha, NE 68144 (402) 342-5566

vnatoday.org/artandsoup

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YOUTH EMERGENCY SERVICES

Youth Emergency Services assists youth experiencing homelessness and near homelessness by providing critically-needed resources which support them in their desire to be self-sufficient.

Featured Event: Dance for a Chance Date: October 13, 2022 Event Description/Theme: For more than a decade, Youth Emergency Services has hosted Dance for a Chance to help fund programs that help homeless and near-homeless youth get back on their feet. Similar to Dancing with the Stars, YES recruits members of the community who partner with a professional instructor to perfect a short dance routine – while also fundraising for the organization. The pair then performs in front of a panel of judges and a sellout crowd of YES supporters for their chance at the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy. Location: Omaha Design Center Time: 6pm Ticket Prices: TBD* Attire: Business Casual Sponsorships: Available by contacting Director of Development Barb Farho Silent Auction: Yes Event Contact: Barb Farho • bfarho@yesomaha.org Other Fundraising Events: • Golf Outing – August 29, 2022 • Giving Tuesday -- November 29, 2022

Youth Emergency Services 2679 Farnam St., Ste. 205 • Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 345-5187 Email: info@yesomaha.org www.yesomaha.org

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