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Welcome to the 2021 edition of The Giving Guide & Event Book. Oh, what a year this has been! So much has changed over the past 12 months. Because of COVID-19, nonprofits went from planning and holding charity events, golf tournaments, walks and runs to creating virtual events or rescheduling, postponing and canceling events altogether in 2020 and into 2021. 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 celebrate our 30th anniversary this year we are even more committed to supporting, featuring and celebrating our local nonprofits and nonprofit heroes. Over the past 30 years, metroMAGAZINE has covered over a thousand 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 do so. As I have said before, our commitment is only strengthened by this 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. This year I have had the opportunity to engage with these difference-makers via videoconferencing rather than in person, and I am always inspired by their passion and devotion. The charity sector’s love for our community and our people shines throughout the region. We wholeheartedly share this passion and devotion and thus 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, you will find a comprehensive collection of nonprofit profiles and event registers as well. Our goal is to make it easier for companies and individuals to align their passion with a purpose—and this publication is crafted to help align people with area businesses and nonprofits. You will also find in-depth profiles on the Omaha Community Foundation, the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation and SHARE Omaha. Be sure to sure visit our website at SpiritofOmaha.com for the digital edition and additional info on those featured in this publication. Please enjoy The Giving Guide & Event Book 2021 Spring Edition! Look for our FALL edition to be out later this year. Be well, my friends, and God Bless!

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HOUSANDS OF GIVERS THROUGHOUT the Omaha metro have bookmarked SHAREomaha.org as their home for connecting with 500-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. The prime differentiator SHARE Omaha organizers have seen in what they offer the Omaha and Council Bluffs region comes from volunteer interest and connections. One of the key ways SHAREomaha.org increases opportunities to apply skills to nonprofit needs is through a volunteer opportunity filtering system. Have legal expertise? Building a portfolio in marketing or event planning? Construction or home improvement ability? Identify your skills and receive a curated selection of volunteer opportunities.

For the second year, SHARE Omaha rallied the metro around Giving Tuesday with #GivingTuesday402 in the Omaha metro and #GivingTuesday712 in Southwest Iowa. The community’s generosity was overwhelming, blowing past last year’s overall total of $1.69 million – with $3.16 million giving in 2020! In the fall of 2020, the Omaha Community Foundation announced the end of the Omaha Gives fundraising efforts, along with a new partnership with SHARE Omaha. For spring 2021, SHAREomaha.org will promote Do Good Week starting April 19. It will have days directed toward volunteerism applications and wish list shopping and punctuate with a cash infusion to end the campaign. Do Good Week will spur the creativity and excitement seen with Omaha Gives and Giving Tuesday – in its own, new way. 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 assemble education kits for Omaha Children’s Museum

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Volunteer assemble meals for Open Door Mission

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

Over 30,000 diapers given to The Life House during Giving Tuesday

Notre Dame Sisters receive over $9,000 worth of personal care wish list items 2021

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YEAR LIKE NO OTHER A LOOK AT 2020 IN SOUTHWEST IOWA by Donna Dostal, President and CEO

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FTEN, WE CAN LOOK BACK AT A YEAR and think to ourselves, “What a year it’s been.” We go to work, our families grow and change, the seasons pass, and we might even suffer loss and heartbreak. No year is the same as the last, but most in recent memory are similar, and relatively predictable. Not 2020. It was a year like no other. The litany of significant events is long and varied; in 2020 our communities and families experienced elating highs and devastating lows. We faced an invisible foe unlike anything experienced in nearly a century, and uncertainty has shook our existence to its core. Yet, through all this adversity and uncertainty, our collective spirit of service and genuine desire to overcome all obstacles has created a wave of hope. The way we care for each other and work together as Iowans, ready to rise and meet the challenges facing our communities head-on, illustrates the deep and wide spirit of philanthropy that defines our character as Iowans. The Pottawattamie County Community Foundation (PCCF) board of directors and staff are humbled and honored to be your partner in community-wide philanthropy, and remain fully committed to supporting our nonprofit partners, our city and county officials, and our citizens as we all work our way through these difficult times. We at PCCF are excited to share a few highlights from this past year with you that truly demonstrate the generous spirit and continuous growth and change within our southwest

Iowa region. There are bright and hopeful stories to share, and a true sense of community-wide generosity is the shining light at the center of them all. At PCCF, we focus on long-term solutions to the challenges facing southwest Iowa every day. We are honored and privileged to be your partner in philanthropy throughout southwest Iowa this year, and look forward to many more years of positive impact driven by your desire to make a real difference in our region. Together we will look back at 2020 and say, “What a year that turned out to be, knowing that hope, compassion, and resilience continue to drive us forward.”

Donna Dostal President and CEO Pottawattamie County Community Foundation

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

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HE WOMEN’S FUND OF SOUTHWEST IOWA, a Field of Interest Fund at Pottawattamie County Community Foundation, awarded $38,640 to four organizations during its inaugural grant cycle. Grants to Kids Place (Glenwood), Essex Child Center, Heartland Family Service, and Centro Latino of Iowa will support programming and projects that are focused on improving the quality of life and well-being of women and children in southwest Iowa.

ultimately increase enrollment for the facility. The mission of Kids Place is to provide a safe, comfortable and nurturing environment for all children to learn, love and grow, and to offer peace of mind to parents through equal, dependable, quality child care. Through purposeful planning, strategic insight, and a collaborative needs assessment within the communities that make up southwest Iowa, the Women’s Fund of Southwest Iowa was designed to improve the quality of life and well-being of women and their families. The field of interest fund at Pottawattamie County Community Foundation will support eight counties in southwest Iowa: Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie and Shelby. The goal of the fund is to reach out and work closely with organizations to identify needs and design tangible solutions. Four focus areas include: Education Initiatives for Women of All Ages – Increased focus on STEM initiatives, health and safety, personal finance, leadership, equity and community engagement. Accessible and Affordable Child Care – Accessible and affordable child care and early learning programming, and access to safe and affordable transportation related to child care; Women’s Health, Safety, and Well-being – Services focused on women’s health, safety, education, workforce equity, and well-being. Programs promoting dignity and equity for women and their children. Aging in Place – Programs and services designed to help women age gracefully in their communities, including access to quality and affordable health care, healthy foods, exercise, place-making, family resources, and volunteer services for women aging in place.

Centro Latino of Iowa was awarded $10,000 designated as scholarship support for low- to medium-income Latina women living in southwest Iowa to register for the Southwest Iowa Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship Program. Grant funding will be used to award 25 tuition scholarships for Latina women to attend the 20-hour program designed to help entrepreneurs effectively start a small business. Components will include vision and mission development, goal setting, accounting/bookkeeping and taxes, insurance, employment law, market analysis, marketing, reading financial statements, and financial projections. The mission of Centro Latino is to educate and empower Hispanic/Latino individuals and families towards thriving, self-sufficient and healthy lives. Essex Child Center, a childcare facility in Essex, Iowa, has been awarded $8,640 to support preschool tuition assistance. There are families who choose to forgo preschool for their children due to the added monthly expense, and studies show the importance and advantages of an early childhood education, such as improved social skills, better performance in grade school, improved attention spans, and enthusiasm for lifelong learning. The grant will allow Essex Child Center to enroll an additional 16 children in the preschool program by providing tuition assistance to families. The mission of Essex Child Center is to provide a safe, nurturing and healthy learning environment for children ages six weeks through 12 years of age. Their focus is to provide a stimulating early care and education experience, which promotes each child’s social/emotional, physical, and cognitive development.

“Through the amazing generosity of our community, the Iowa West Foundation, the Lozier Foundation, Jerry Banks, an anonymous supporter, and several other generous investors, the Women’s Fund of Southwest Iowa is becoming the catalyst for durable, lasting solutions for the issues facing women and their families,” said Donna Dostal, president and CEO of Pottawattamie County Community Foundation. “We are so excited for the five organizations launching and expanding their programs because of this generosity, and look forward to measuring the impact these programs will create in our communities.”

Heartland Family Service has been awarded $10,000 to support childcare needs and family activities for the Iowa Family Works Program as individuals continue to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Iowa Family Works promotes longlasting recovery for women and mothers to preserve and strengthen healthy development for the women, their children, and the family unit. The mission of Heartland Family Service is to strengthen individuals and families in our community through education, counseling and support services.

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Iowa will awards grants to nonprofit organizations who provide services within the geographic area and can demonstrate need and ability to create change to the benefit, growth, education and welfare of women and their families. Additional information about the fund and granting guidelines can be found at www.ourpccf.org/womens-fund.

Kids Place, a childcare facility in Glenwood, Iowa, has been awarded $10,000 to support classroom repairs and renovations. The project will renovate and repurpose existing space to accommodate the community’s need for child care and will

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

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N JANUARY 2020, PCCF launched the “Make It Happen” Academy, a program designed to grow an organization’s capacity by enhancing their knowledge in all phases of fund development through courses and learning opportunities offered over approximately seven months. Funded by a generous grant from the Iowa Council of Foundations and facilitated by Pottawattamie County Community Foundation, Make It Happen focuses on different aspects within nonprofit organizations: annual fund, boards and committees, volunteers, donors and stakeholders, and individual strengths within the workplace. This learning program is based on donor-centric framework of fund development and utilizes groundbreaking data from the Jenni Frumer, PhD, study on what motivates charitable giving to nonprofit organizations. The Make It Happen Academy is designed to provide instruction and support as building blocks for the participating nonprofit organization to develop its own fund development plan with benchmarked, actionable items and outcome tools as well as measurable objectives. Local nonprofit organizations are selected through an application process, and seven groups throughout southwest Iowa were chosen to attend the inaugural series of workshops in 2020—in person and virtually—that were designed to examine ways nonprofits could grow and better serve our community. The 2020 cohort consisted of representatives from the following nonprofit organizations: Crossroads of Western Iowa, Council Bluffs Schools Foundation, FAMILY, Inc., The Historic General Dodge House, Golden Hills RC&D, Habitat for Humanity Council Bluffs, and Midlands Humane Society.

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

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The AIM Institute is an innovative not-for-profit that grows, connects and inspires the tech talent community through career development and educational programs.

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HROUGH EDUCATION, CAREER DEVELOPMENT and outreach, the nonprofit AIM Institute has fostered the growth of Omaha’s tech sector for more than 25 years. Our programming promotes diversity and inclusion in the tech sector by making outstanding education opportunities and career training accessible to all, from elementary school through adulthood. Our educational programs provide vital learning experiences and mentoring to grow future tech talent, and our career development services, such as AIM Code School, deliver inspirational, leading-edge training and resources dedicated to introducing and converting talent into life-changing, in-demand careers in technology.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • AIM serves nearly 200 students weekly, but the need in our community is growing. In the first six months of 2020 alone we served more than 3,000 students. We can take a student through an entire year of programming at the Brain Exchange for just $500. This covers the cost of our amazing instructors, fun, hands-on tech learning activities, and snacks. (aiminstitute.org/donate-info).

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Mentor a student There are year-round volunteer opportunities available for tech

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professionals to mentor students at the Brain Exchange, our youth education center that provides free tech educational experiences to students ages 7-17.

• Engaged more than 6,000 youth with STEM education programs in local elementary, middle and high schools

• Teach an AIM Code School class Share your expertise and build students’ knowledge and skills for coding and web development. Your teaching contributions can increase the supply of technology talent for startups, small businesses and corporations in the Silicon Prairie.

• Helped 98% of at-risk AIM youth academy participants graduate from high school • Grew the local tech talent community by converting more than 500 people into IT careers through AIM Code School, college and tech access programs, and Tech Career Navigator services

• Provide job shadowing experiences to AIM Code School students and recent graduates.

• Share your knowledge and spark student interest by joining us for roundtable

• Inspired thousands of local tech professionals with our conferences, leadership academies and events

discussions or panels on tech careers.

With your help, AIM is building a robust tech talent community in the Silicon Prairie.

AIM INSTITUTE 1905 Harney St. • Omaha, NE 68102 Phone (402) 979-8324 AIMInstitute.org President & CEO: Dr. Kandace R. Miller Board Chair: Ashok Fichadia To volunteer: Fill out the form at aiminstitute.org/contact-aim

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WISH LIST: • A donation of $500 to cover one full year of youth programming • Donate your old hardware for us to use in our youth programs • Donations for AIM Code School scholarships for underserved populations • Hire a career-ready AIM Code School graduate or provide internship opportunities • Invest in your workforce by registering your employees in AIM Tech Leadership Academies

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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.

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

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WISH LIST: • Donations • Volunteers via Aksarben Ambassadors • Tell us your Aksarben Story on our website!

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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: This dynamic group of volunteers supports the ballet through boutiques and social events, all while enjoying the engaging company of fellow ballet supporters. To learn more about how to get involved, email guild@amballet.org.

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.

AMERICAN MIDWEST BALLET P.O. Box 6413 • Omaha, NE 68106 Phone (402) 541-6946 www.amballet.org Artistic Director and CEO: Erika Overturff Chair, Board of Directors: Greta Vaught To volunteer or for more information: info@amballet.org 2021

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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!

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: Lee Rankin, Willson & Pechacek Board Vice Chair: Greg Key, Lueder Construction

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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 and oral auction. 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.

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. 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. ACT/PSAT Review Sessions Seminars organized by ALO and presented by professional instructors prepare students from 27 area schools for the ACT/PSAT exams. 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.

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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) has served the needs of the Nebraska autism community for over a decade. Over that time, the diagnosis and prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has grown significantly, worldwide and locally. In 2020, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a new study indicating 1 in 54 children are being diagnosed with ASD, which is nearly 2% of all children. With the growing population has come a greater array of needs and a greater demand of services for individuals with autism and their families. AAP remains dedicated to serving the autism community (of all ages), as well as creating a more inclusive and sensory-friendly community for those affected by autism to enjoy.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • A Vintage Affaire annual fundraiser • Omaha Gives! • Autism Awareness Month VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • AAP Guild • Making Memories Event • PACE Advantage (Career-Readiness Training)

Our three core areas of programming are Education, Workforce Development and Enrichment and Inclusion providing critical services to thousands of families every year. Those we serve include: students needing to improve their social skills (Circle of Friends), adults securing permanent employment (PACE), families seeking enrichment opportunities (Making Memories), professionals wanting to provide sensory-friendly services (Be SAFE, Project Lifesaver), and businesses looking to be more inclusive. In 2020, as a direct response to the pandemic, AAP created and distributed over 1000 Activity Kits to families across the state in order to help ensure the advancement and development of their loved one(s) with autism while schools were closed. Also, AAP continues to be the only Certified Autism Center (designated by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards) in 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: Rita Hamele To volunteer or to donate call: (402) 763-8830 Ext. 1001

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WISH LIST: • Social/enrichment activities for families • Employment opportunities for PACE participants

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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 address the issues of:

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

• Lack of resources for low-income families • Employment assistance to new residents and unemployed residents • Civic engagement programming that works to empower and give a voice to our new neighbors

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

• Educational needs for Hispanic/Latino adults, which include English, citizenship, financial and self-sufficiency classes • Immigration legal services 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 2021

WISH LIST: • Christmas gifts for parents • Gift cards • Copy paper

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OR MORE THAN 128 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 of toiletries, infant and toddler necessities; new car seats; new pack-n-plays; new undergarments, socks, coats, hats and mittens for infants to teens in all sizes; and other clothing items. For health and safety, CSI requests all donations be new and unused. See CSI’s Wish List online at chidlsaving.org for additional details of current in-kind gift needs!

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!

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.

Parent Education Partners Babysitting volunteers are needed on weeknight evenings so parents may participate in CSI parenting classes and engage in Foster Parent Networking activities.

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

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

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

Contact: 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: • Gift Cards (Gas cards and gift cards to Target and Walmart for families) • Cleaning Supplies: Hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, disinfecting spray • Baby Items: Infant socks, onesies, baby wipes, baby shampoo, diaper rash cream, bibs, bottles, pacifiers, bouncer, swing, high chair • Girls’, Boys’ & Adult Clothing: Shirts, shorts, pajamas, undergarments, athletic shorts, sweat pants/leggings, socks • Personal Hygiene Products: Ethnic hair products, chapstick, deodorant, body wash, combs and brushes, female hygiene products, shampoo and conditioner, toothbrushes and toothpaste

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: Peg Harriott Board Chair: Mike Geppert Guild President: Sarah Dukich To volunteer or to donate contact: Anna Dwyer, Events and Projects Coordinator • (402) 504-3664 • adwyer@childsaving.org 2021

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HILDREN’S HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER is the only full-service, 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 • Scrubs • Heartstrings • Memorials and Tributes

REGIONALLY AND NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED SERVICES 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 high-quality 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 2020-21 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.

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CHILDREN’S GROWTH FUELS NEED FOR EXPANSION Increasingly, the families of the more than 2 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.

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

For Easton and all children in the region, Children’s must grow—in scope and space—to continue to meet the demand for high-quality pediatric care. To meet this need, Children’s will complete and open the Hubbard Center for Children, a 9-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.

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: Brian Fahey

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HEN WE THINK ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY, we imagine one that is safe, healthy, successful and connected. That’s why Completely KIDS℠ has made it our mission to empower kids and families with the skills necessary to break the cycle of poverty and overcome barriers to their success. Each year, we serve more than 2,000 Omaha-area kids, primarily between the ages of 4 and 14, and their families in working toward this mission.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: $12 provides a bag of weekend food for one child. $25 provides one child with four summer field trip opportunities to expand his or her world view. $50 funds a Family Night, which includes a hot meal and a fun activity to build and encourage strong family relationships, for a group of eight people. $100 gives two children an eight-week service-learning experience to enhance their awareness of community issues. $250 allows 25 parents of Completely KIDS youth to participate in language literacy classes for one week. $500 funds a six-week cooking class for 15 children that helps them learn about nutrition while providing healthy meals each session. $1,000 provides 20 kids with needed academic support and enrichment for a week.

Our work takes place before and after the school day. We provide a safe, academically supportive and enriching environment in nine OPS elementary/middle schools, a parochial school, several community-based organizations including area homeless shelters, and at our building. Expanded services are offered to the families of our kids in the form of literacy, educational support, mental health services and referrals to other agencies as needed. Completely KIDS works to address the holistic needs of each child through: • A safe environment with caring adult mentors.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Weekend Food Prep/Pack: Get a group of friends or coworkers together to

• Healthy meals and bags of weekend food.

Fundraising/Supply Drives: Coordinate a fundraising/supply drive to gather

• A hands-on curriculum with a focus on reading, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and classroom readiness.

weekend food items, school or other program supplies; or raise money. At-site Opportunities: Use your talents to make a difference in a child’s life. A volunteer orientation and background check may be required. Homework Tutor: Provide assistance with homework assignments for children to gain a better understanding and complete the work with guidance.

prep or pack bags of food for the kids to take home over the weekend.

• Partnerships with other agencies to ensure our families’ needs are met. • Basic swimming and water safety skills through swimming lessons. • Behavioral health services and skill-building groups. • Leadership and workforce development opportunities for teen alumni. • Classes in topics such as ESL, literacy and GED that increase self-sufficiency for parents. • Opportunities for kids and parents to engage with each other and give back to their community. • Outdoor learning through our Nature Explore Classroom and gardening clubs. COMPLETELY KIDS 2566 St. Mary’s Ave. • Omaha, NE 68105 Phone (402) 397-5809 www.completelykids.org Chief Executive Officer: Penny Parker Board Chairman: Jill McClure Guild Board President: Brandi Ballan To volunteer or to donate contact: Angela Harding, Volunteer and Events Coordinator aharding@completelykids.org • (402) 397-5809 2021

WISH LIST: • School supplies: backpacks, pencils, colored pencils, markers, scissors, spiral notebooks, paper, folders, glue • Program supplies: board games, puzzles, flash cards, beads, Legos, jewelry-making materials, tissues, wipes, paper towels • Sports equipment: soccer balls, basketballs, footballs, jump ropes • Family: grocery store/gas station gift cards, toiletries • Weekend Food Program items and at-site snacks: View our Share Omaha profile or contact Angela

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CRCC provides comprehensive care and family services and support to medically fragile, developmentally delayed, physically challenged and mental health/behaviorally diagnosed children and their families.

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OR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN who have medical or cognitive challenges, it can seem like all hope is gone, and there’s nothing but grief and struggle ahead. But there’s a one-of-a-kind place right here in Omaha that offers joy, hope and health to these families every day: It’s CRCC. CRCC is a team of uniquely skilled people who deliver comprehensive and compassionate services that help children with complex needs be all they can be and give their parents real hope for the future.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Individual gifts • Corporate gifts & sponsorships • Event sponsorships • Program expansion • Capital improvements • Adaptive/specialized equipment • Computer labs • Specialized training • Patient assistance fund

We are committed to the belief that medical challenges, developmental disabilities and special needs should not prevent children from having quality childhood experiences or from reaching their full potential. CRCC welcomes all children from the community to join our Learning Together program. Our Learning Together program promotes curiosity, learning, friendships and understanding while celebrating each other. Children benefit from interacting with same-aged peers. CRCC opened its first facility in 1990 to serve children with special needs and their families within the Omaha community. We provide comprehensive care and family support to meet the needs of children. We currently serve nearly 600 children birth through 21 years of age. CRCC remains distinctive to our community. It is the only facility offering a full continuum of comprehensive care and services for special populations while providing all children, special needs and typical peers alike, the opportunity to find security, support and mutual understanding. Setting CRCC apart from other programs and contributing to our growth is the provision of innovative, need-driven services without replication. Other programs offer single services, but none encompass everything key to ultimate success as ours does.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Visit a CRCC location for a one-hour tour that explains our mission and purpose • Work an event or activity • Help us with birthday parties • Adopt a classroom • Volunteer during the annual holiday party • Volunteer at signature events • Donate points from Amazon Smile • Volunteer in the classroom as a “Foster Grandparent”

CRCC 5321 S 138th St. • Omaha, NE 68137 Phone: (402) 895-4000 www.CRCComaha.org President/CEO: Anne Constantino Board President/Chair: Amber Phipps To volunteer contact: Jennifer Pursell, Director of Human Resources • (402) 895-4000

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WISH LIST: • Tumble Forms adapted chairs $299-$600 • Switch adapted toys $20-$125 • Nursing supplies $150/month • Classroom curriculum $150-$400/classroom

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Empowering individuals to actively seek out opportunities for an enhanced quality of life at home, at work, and in their communities.

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ROSSROADS OF WESTERN IOWA is a nonprofit organization devoted to supporting adults in our community who, for various reasons, are unable to live completely on their own. Most have an intellectual or physical disability or are dealing with serious mental illness.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • If you would like to support our mission, please visit our website to make a one-time or recurring gift at www.explorecrossroads.com/getinvolved/donate/

For nearly 45 years, our goal has been to teach our clients life skills and help them attain independence. Currently, we provide residential, employment, and day habilitation services to 600 individuals across six Iowa counties. Through our services and guidance, clients secure employment, form personal connections, and gain skills needed to live on their own. Once an individual is capable of successfully transitioning to independent living, we provide in-home services like transportation to medical appointments, meal assistance, and prescription planning.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • We are looking for volunteers to connect with our clients virtually. If you enjoy cooking, singing, reading a favorite series, etc., you can share in a virtual experience with an individual who has similar interests.

Interested individuals can contact Hannah Smith, Philanthropy Coordinator, at Hannah.Smith@cwiowa.org.

We believe every person should feel confident and empowered to seek out opportunities for themselves and are proud to see our clients do so.

CROSSROADS OF WESTERN IOWA 1851 Madison Ave., Ste. 718 • Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503 Phone (712) 256-7888 www.explorecrossroads.com CEO: Brent Dillinger COO: Matt Smith CFO: Matt Zima Board President: Pat Kocour To volunteer contact: Hannah Smith, Philanthropy Coordinator Hannah.Smith@cwiowa.org • (712) 256-7888 2021

WISH LIST: • We are always grateful to receive donations via our website at ExploreCrossroads.com. Donations will be used to support our impactful mission.

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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 81,000 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.

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 Executive Director: Rebecca Stavick Board Chairman: Michael McCarthy To volunteer contact: Allison Sillik, Community Engagement Specialist volunteer@dospace.org • (402) 979-7374

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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. 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.

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 underwrite a dream for just $5,000. 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.

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

DREAMWEAVER FOUNDATION 13321 California St., Dodge Plaza • 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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WISH LIST: • Silent Auction items – These items will help us to raise funds at our annual auction.

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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 Union Station!

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.

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. 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: Front Desk Volunteer Collect admission, share the benefits of membership with visitors, and answer questions about museum layout and programming. Museum Shop Help guests find the perfect piece of history to take home. You will also help our retail manager organize and display items.

Education Volunteers, Docents and Train Car Host Help with classes, field trips and workshops. If history is your specialty, you’ll enjoy an interactive role as a docent, where you will provide tour groups with detailed commentary on all that The Durham has to offer. Membership Department The museum’s growing membership is due in no small part to our dedicated membership volunteers. Help our membership staff with mailings and phone-a-thons, as well as promoting and selling memberships both at the museum and off-site.

For seasonal volunteer opportunities, visit our Share Omaha page!

THE DURHAM MUSEUM 801 S 10th St. • Omaha, NE 68108 Phone (402) 444-5071 • Toll Free (866) 400-4274 DurhamMuseum.org Executive Director: Christi Janssen Board Chairman: Bradley L. Knuth To volunteer contact: Deb Hopp, Guest Services Manager • (402) 444-5071 2021

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Empower families to build a strong foundation and healthy future through education, advocacy, support and community connection.

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AMILY, INC. is an early childhood organization with a mission for empowering families to build a strong foundation and healthy future through education, advocacy, support and community connection. The right supports and services for each child at the earliest stages of development can lead to more successful outcomes decades later. What better investment can a community make?

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: $150 provides a book a week for one child for a year $200 provides one child with preventive oral health services $1,000 provides one day of mobile wellness unit services $4,000 provides an 8-week parenting class for 12 families $5,000 provides one family a year of individualized weekly home visits

FAMILY, Inc. is the longest-serving early childhood home visitation program in Pottawattamie County. Parent educators provide home visits, group connections, assessment, and a resource network to support families. FAMILY’s home visitation programs provide a foundation and grounding in early childhood services covering healthy growth and development, family well-being, and parent-child interaction.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Fundraising • Marketing • Social Media Support

As the Title V Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health and 1st Five Healthy Mental Development provider for Pottawattamie and Mills Counties, FAMILY ensures all women, children and families have access to preventive and primary health care. FAMILY, Inc. provides nursing and psychosocial support home visits for pregnant women, preventive oral health screenings through I-Smile, and connections to health insurance, doctors and dentists through the Care for Kids program. 1st Five is a public-private partnership with primary care providers for the early identification of and intervention in developmental delay. Raise Me to Read is a grassroots-led initiative for early childhood literacy in Pottawattamie County. This initiative brings together all sectors (parent engagement, health, school, early childhood, and more) to create a culture of literacy. FAMILY, Inc. is uniquely positioned to address the multifaceted needs of children and families. It is FAMILY’s primary goal to assist parents in becoming their child’s first and most influential teacher through education, empowerment and wellness.

FAMILY, INC. 3501 Harry Langdon Blvd., #150 • Council Bluffs, IA 51503 Phone (712) 256-9566 familyia.org Executive Director: Kimberly Kolakowski Board President: Mark Draper To volunteer contact: Cheryl Gerharter • (712 ) 256-9566

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• Baby gates

• Diapers

• Bookstore gift cards

• Wipes

• New books

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Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

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IRL SCOUTS SPIRIT OF NEBRASKA is the largest girl-serving organization in the state. We give girls the tools they need to empower themselves! Girls learn their voices count, and they have the strength to take the lead. Our one-ofa-kind leadership development program provides age-appropriate, progressive opportunities. Girl Scouts offers every girl the opportunity to build courage, confidence, and character, and to make the world a better place by discovering her strengths, passions, and talents.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: $500 – Helps a girl participate in a life-changing travel experience. $250 – Covers expenses for four members of the Girl Scout Advisory Group to attend their annual team-building camp retreat.

$100 – Provides 15 members of a Community Outreach Troop with a STEM-themed field trip.

$50 – Funds membership and basics for a new Girl Scout. $25 – Sends a girl to a council-sponsored program like Fairy Tale Finance,

For over 100 years, Girl Scouts have challenged girls to lead, break barriers, and create positive change. These are the girls and young women who dream big and do bigger. They stand up for what they believe in, they call the shots, and they make things happen. Girl Scouts is a safe place for girls to grow and share new experiences, build healthy relationships, develop positive values, and contribute to society.

World Thinking Day, G.I.R.L. Meets STEM, or the Spirit of Nebraska Camporee.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Troop Co-Leader: Work with a group of girls and be a role model and mentor as they

Girl Scouts’ research-proven programs help girls cultivate the important skills they need to take the lead in their own lives and are designed specifically for girls, providing opportunities only available from the world’s preeminent leadership organization for girls. We offer fun and challenging activities that include outdoor adventures and service in a girl’s own community. No other organization comes close to offering the full experience that girls find in Girl Scouts.

make new friends and develop connections that will last a lifetime.

Troop Cookie/Fall Product Manager: Coordinate the annual Cookie or Fall Product Program for a troop. Set up Cookie Booths, manage inventory and money, and watch the girls light up as they earn rewards and learn important skills while running their own businesses. Service Unit Volunteers: Mentor other adult volunteers as they work with Girl Scouts to create memories they will never forget. Outreach Volunteer: Work weekly with Community Outreach Troops to be a positive mentor for girls in underserved communities.

Event Volunteer: Perfect for those who have limited time to volunteer or have a special skill to share with girls!

WISH LIST:

GIRL SCOUTS SPIRIT OF NEBRASKA 2121 S 44th St. • Omaha, NE 68105 Phone (402) 558-8189 • Toll Free (800) 695-6690 GirlScoutsNebraska.org CEO: Fran Marshall Board President: Kate Betsworth To volunteer contact: Member Support (402) 558-8189

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• Make a gift to support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience

• Support artVenture, our signature fundraising event

• Join Girl Scouts

• Follow us on social media

• Become a member of our Daisy’s Circle monthly giving club

• Don’t forget to buy Girl Scout Cookies!

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ABITAT FOR HUMANITYOF OMAHA We build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

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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 partnered with more than 1,800 individuals and families in our community to help address their housing issues through homeownership, home improvements and community-building 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, office support, Global Village mission trips, and Nickels for Nails collections. 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: Levi Scheppers, CEO, OrthoNebraska To support contact: T.J. Isaacs Chief Development Officer • (402) 884-7785 To volunteer contact: Jenny Cox Volunteer Services Manager • (402) 884-5782 2021

WISH LIST: • Join our email list and follow us on social media! • Remodeling or renovating? Donate your furniture, cabinets, building materials, etc. to Omaha’s Habitat ReStore.

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EARTLAND FAMILY SERVICE To strengthen individuals and families in our community through education, counseling, and support services.

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T HEARTLAND FAMILY SERVICE, we help many people walk many paths. But our network of services, programs, advocacy and support share a common goal: breaking cycles of barriers so everyone can.

About Heartland Family Service In 2019, Heartland Family Service connected with over 60,000 individuals through direct services, education and outreach. We offer over 40 programs, and we are able to tailor an integrated, multi-service approach that guides each client toward safety, self-sufficiency, and well-being. We ask, “What has happened to you?” and not, “What is wrong with you?” to each client who walks through our doors. The majority of families we care for are among our community’s most vulnerable populations; 80 percent are from households with an annual income of $20,000 or less. Our expert staff and licensed therapists work with the individuals and their families to help break damaging intergenerational cycles in order to attain stability, improve well-being, and create healing for vulnerable children and families.

Can what? Can anything. The question is not answered by us. We are here to open up a world of opportunity for each person we serve. It is their statement to finish—we simply provide the resources and guidance to complete it. Our services fall under three categories: • Child & Family Well-Being • Counseling & Prevention

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Corporate Sponsorships Individual Giving In-kind Donations Honoring and Memorial Gifts Event Support Foundation Support Endowment and Planned Giving

• Housing, Safety, & Financial Stability All the flexible, ever-changing programs under these service categories address and remove complex obstacles to create an equitable playing field so our clients can. A community where everyone “can” benefits everyone. Whether you will ever need our services or not, your community experience is enriched when your neighbors have the support they need to live unhindered lives. Our work, both on the individual and systemic levels, is never done. That is why we are inviting our entire community to share this vision—because a world where everyone can needs everyone’s unflinching support.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Heartland Family Service Friends Guild: Women who plan and

Let’s create a community of opportunity. So everyone can.

conduct annual events and activities to support our programs. Student League: Students in ninth grade who are introduced to the social service community through the mission and services of our agency. Junior Friends: Students in 10th through 12th grades who want to deepen their commitment to volunteerism. Program Activities: Individuals and groups who help with daily operations of our programs. Due to COVID-19 and safety concerns, the agency is not yet accepting volunteers. Once we are able to, one-time or recurring activities and flexible times will be available as in previous years.

HEARTLAND FAMILY SERVICE 2101 S 42nd St. • Omaha, NE 68105 Phone (402) 553-3000 • Toll Free (877) 553-3001 SoEveryoneCan.org www.facebook.com/HeartlandFamilyService @HeartlandFam on Twitter and Instagram President & CEO: John H. Jeanetta, MBA, MSW Board Chairman: Megan Holtorf Guild Board President: Candy Golden To volunteer contact: Brenna Ashbrook ● (402) 552-7426 Volunteer@HeartlandFamilyService.org To donate contact: Marzia Puccioni Shields • (402) 552-7443 Donations@HeartlandFamilyService.org 2021

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

OW MORE THAN EVER, immigrants in our community need our help. Immigrants have served on the front lines as essential workers during the pandemic, working in meat packing plants, hospitals, schools, and communities across the country. As this pandemic has painfully taught us, our society is only as healthy and strong as the most vulnerable among us.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Individual Gifts & Commemorations • Food Truck World Tour Event Sponsorships • Giving Tuesday • Sponsor a Client for a Year

Even when life returns to “normal,” many challenges await our clients. Recovering from loss of work and wages, paying back late rent and utility payments, finding new jobs, and sadly, paying increased USCIS application fees may be their reality. This underscores why the work of Immigrant Legal Center is more important than ever: to help immigrants get the legal documentation they need to prevent their vulnerability to employment layoffs and instability. When immigrants obtain legal status, they have a pathway to access the critical support services we all need in times of crisis.

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

As Nebraska’s largest immigration legal services nonprofit employing 19 full-time licensed attorneys, Immigrant Legal Center serves clients throughout Nebraska and southwest Iowa. Immigrant Legal Center has become a trusted regional source to handle the most complex case types—including federal litigation, removal proceedings, and complicated asylum applications. These cases last for an average of four to five years, and some will go on for 10 or more years. Immigration law impacts an immigrant’s entire family and community, and immigration proceedings can either enrich or derail those individuals’ lives. Since 1999, Immigrant Legal Center has been standing up for the most vulnerable among us, and we are making a difference. Ultimately, clients who attain legal status can secure stability and the opportunity for themselves and their families to flourish, strengthening Nebraska and the greater community we are proud to identify as a “Nation of Immigrants.”

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: Mary Umberger To volunteer or to donate contact: Cailan Franz, Director of Development and Communications (402) 884-0416 • cailan@immigrantlc.org

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Joslyn collects, preserves, and interprets the visual arts of the highest quality, fostering appreciation and enjoyment of art for the benefit of a diverse audience.

PREMIER ART MUSEUM in the region, Joslyn offers something for every interest and every age, and general admission is free to all. Nearly 20 galleries feature artwork from ancient times to the present. Joslyn presents nine special exhibitions annually and offers performances and events, scholarly lectures, and art classes. ART WORKS, a multi-generational interactive space, offers hands-on art-making and educational tools to enhance the Museum experience for children and families.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Join Joslyn: Valuable benefits offered exclusively through membership help to save money, stay informed, and increase your access to Museum activities and programs—all while providing crucial support. Joslyn Members receive exclusive benefits such as unlimited, first and free admission to special exhibitions, invitation to exhibition previews and virtual events, and discounts on art classes and purchases made in the Hitchcock Museum Shop and Cafe Durham! Annual Fund: Gifts to the annual fund support all activities of the Museum from presenting special exhibitions and providing educational programs to preserving and growing our collection. Tribute Gifts: A memorial/tribute gift is a thoughtful way to celebrate a special occasion, or to honor family or friends.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Joslyn Art Museum Association ( JAMA): A membership-based organization of volunteers from the metropolitan area that primarily sponsors educational and outreach programs and fundraisers for the Museum. General Volunteer Options: Joslyn provides these volunteer opportunities for adults 19 and older: Hitchcock Museum Shop (all public hours and special events): Joslyn Information Assistant (weekends: greet visitors at the Museum entrance): ART WORKS and Scott Education Technology Gallery (weekdays: distribute educational resources). Joslyn staff provides on-the-job, hands-on training for volunteers. JAMbassadors: Joslyn’s high school volunteers, JAMbassadors, assist artist teachers with children’s classes, interact with Museum visitors at public events, and help with many behind-the-scenes tasks. JAMbassadors must be at least 14 years old or in grades 9-12, applications accepted annually in August.

JOSLYN ART MUSEUM 2200 Dodge St. • Omaha, NE 68102 Phone (402) 933-3300 • www.joslyn.org Executive Director & CEO: Jack Becker, Ph.D. Board President: Stacy Simon Guild Board President: Jan Brockman Joslyn Art Museum Association (JAMA) To volunteer contact: Katie Herring, Membership Manager • (402) 933-8229

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WISH LIST: • Memberships

• Volunteers/gift of time

• Annual fund contributions

• Bring a friend

• In-kind donations

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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 Luncheon Event • In-kind Donations • Giving through AmazonSmile, Baker’s Plus, SHARE Omaha and TAGG • Planned Giving

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.

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.

Kids Can currently has seven 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, an uninterrupted summer program and full-day remote learning options as needed. We also operate five school-based sites at Mandela, Miller Park, Minne Lusa, Wakonda and Gilder Elementary Schools and summer programs in North and South Omaha.

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!

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).

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.

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.

KIDS CAN COMMUNITY CENTER 4860 Q St. • Omaha, NE 68117 Phone (402)731-6988 www.kidscan.org CEO: Robert Patterson Board Chair: Krista Eckhoff To volunteer contact: Cliff McEvoy, Philanthropy Director cmcevoy@kidscan.org • (402) 731-6988 ext 212 2021

WISH LIST: • Donations of any amount

• Volunteer your time

• Attend our Can Do Luncheon

• Board games and puzzles

• Follow us on social media and spread the word

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Our mission is to serve as a supportive resource and compassionate voice for lives touched by mental illness and suicide.

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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 2021 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 contact: Jill Haupts • (402) 891-9694 To donate contact: Julia Hebenstreit, Executive Director • (402) 891-6997

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WISH LIST: • Invite us to give a presentation at your school, church, service group or business on mental health, suicide prevention, community resources, or raising awareness and acceptance. • Opportunities to exhibit at community events, health fairs and conferences • Opportunities to further the conversation about mental health and suicide prevention • Support of our annual event, A Time for Hope & Healing

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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 Metro bus passes for clients without transportation • Household cleaning items for families in need and new arrivals

LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICES OF NEBRASKA 124 S 24th St., Ste. 230 • Omaha, NE 68102 Phone (402) 342-7038 www.LFSneb.org Board Chair: Ralph Maldonado To volunteer, contact: Holly Kaffenberger, Director of Volunteer Services (402) 657-7258 • hkaffenberger@lfsneb.org 2021

• Diapers and pull-ups (newborn to 5T) and baby wipes • New kitchen items for refugee apartments • Retail gift cards for foster parents to purchase clothing for new children in their home • Toiletries (e.g. shampoo, toothbrushes, toilet paper, etc.) • Children’s clothing (new) – newborn to 5T to stock “Boutique” stores

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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.

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. 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 ®

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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 2,800 wishes throughout the state. Over 350 volunteers help spread and support our mission across the entire state.

• Blue Jean Ball Hope is Essential Saturday,

• Wish Ball Hope is EssentialSaturday, February 20, 2021 at the Embassy Suites Lincoln April 24, 2021 at the Hilton Downtown Omaha

• 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 13, 2021 at Champions Run, Omaha

• Lincoln Wine, Whiskey and Wishes Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Wilderness Ridge

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,

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.

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)

• 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.nebraska.wish.org President/CEO: Brigette Young Board Chair: Tim McGill 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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HE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, Mid-America Council 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:

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Individual Giving • Corporate Sponsorships • Citizen of the Year Luncheon • BSA Big Give Day (November 30, 2021) • Planned Giving

• Cub Scoutingis 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.

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

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

• Exploringis 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.

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, MID-AMERICA COUNCIL 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

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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 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 the Fun Run/Walk 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 President: Alex Gum 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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• Non-clumping cat litter

• Pet treats/Pill Pockets

• Paper towels

• Canned cat food

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

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EBRASKA CHILDREN’S HOME SOCIETY 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. Today, our signature services are Adoption, Foster Care and Family Support.

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

Adoption – No matter where a family is on their adoption journey, we are here to help guide them every step of the way. NCHS remains the only agency in the U.S. to offer adoption services at no cost. Services include: • Infant, Kinship and Foster Care Adoption • Parent Preparation • Post-Adoption Services Foster Care – Our foster care specialists provide foster parents with expert training and ongoing support to successfully mentor both the child and their family on the path to reunification. Services include: • Family Preparation and Support

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Join the BRANCH Board • Volunteer during fundraisers • Organize a fundraiser At every stage of growth, children are at the heart of all we do.

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Family Support– Putting children first requires continuous attention to the wellbeing of the family as a whole. We provide a continuum of support to educate and empower all members of the family. Services include: • Pregnancy Counseling

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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 Swanson • (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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• Canned chicken/Vienna sausage

• Blankets and towels

• Washable durable pet toys

• Soft treats

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EBRASKA MEDICINE GUILD To engage and advocate community support through education, fundraising and outreach for Nebraska Medicine and affiliated organizations.

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HE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL AUXILIARY and Clarkson Service League, with a combined legacy of service that goes back more than 100 years, joined forces to become the Nebraska Medicine Guild. The Guild supports future health care professionals through scholarships, and provides funding to hundreds of projects that enhance patient care and impact our community.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • FUSION 2021: A Blend of Fun & Philanthropy – one of our largest

In 2014, following Nebraska Medicine rebranding, the Board of Directors voted to change the name to the Nebraska Medicine Guild (NMG). The new organization continues the long history of education, outreach, and fundraising that was the hallmark of The Clarkson Service League (CSL), founded in 1948, and the University Hospital Auxiliary (UHA), founded in 1977.

• Giving Tuesday with SHARE Omaha • Clarkson Gift Shop & CornerStone Gifts • The Guild Clothing Closet

fundraisers. The FUSION luncheon proceeds fund scholarships for the next generation of healthcare providers from UNMC and Clarkson College in addition to funding projects impacting the patient experience at Nebraska Medicine.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Membership in the Nebraska Medicine Guild (NebraskaMed.com/Guild)

NEBRASKA MEDICINE GUILD 987509 Nebraska Medical Center • Omaha, NE 68198-7509 Phone (402) 559-4150 www.nebraskamed.com Guild Board President: Samantha Wahl Guild Board President Elect: Emily Milewski Vice President Fundraising: Mary McBride Vice President Outreach/Education: MaryLee Moulton Treasurer: Leanne Cahill Recording Secretary: Lindsey Tonniges Corresponding Secretary: Jennifer Alloway Advisor: Sheryl Cornett To volunteer contact: Stephanie Fryers, Manager (402) 559-4150 • sfryers@nebraskamed.com

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WISH LIST: • T-shirts • Sweatpants • Sweatshirts (L-3XL) • Gift Cards (Walmart, Target, Amazon, etc.) to purchase items for our patients

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• Is the wildlife partner for the Nebraska Humane Society.

Wildlife Hospital in the heart of Omaha, and hopes to open by summer 2021. Donations to the Keep Nebraska Wild campaign will help pay for renovations of the new building and will give Nebraska one of the best wildlife rehabilitation hospitals in the country! To learn more about the campaign and track its progress, visit www.nebraskawildliferehab.org or e-mail campaign@nebraskawildliferehab.org.

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:

• Trains and advises staff of NHS and other animal control agencies on how to safely and humanely handle wildlife calls.

Operating Funds: In our new Wildlife Center in Omaha, we will have additional staff and a state-of-the-art veterinary 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 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 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.

• Has a University Internship Program that gives students the opportunity to gain skills in veterinary medicine, wildlife management, animal husbandry, and other fields. • Provides dozens of other education programs for school and community groups each year.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

• Takes referrals from zoos, nature centers, veterinarians and government agencies to rescue and provide aid for wild animals.

(Training for volunteer positions will resume in the summer of 2021.)

• 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.

WISH LIST: • Donations to our Keep Nebraska Wild Campaign • Business sponsorships for our Keep Nebraska Wild Campaign • Medical and veterinary supplies (see our website for list) • Towels, blankets, newspapers • Seasonal produce and tree nuts (acorns, black walnuts)

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:Laura Stastny, Executive Director (402) 234-2473 • info@nebraskawildliferehab.org 2021

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MAHA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM To engage the imagination and create excitement about learning.

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INCE ITS INCEPTION IN 1975, Omaha Children’s Museum has been a special place where children can challenge themselves, discover how the world works and learn through play. It is Omaha’s primary participatory museum and provides a variety of hands-on exhibits, programs, and special events year round. Educational programming is an area of strength for Omaha Children’s Museum and includes special offerings such as field trips, summer camps, workshops, birthday parties and more. The imaginative environment at Omaha Children’s Museum reaches beyond home and school experiences, nurturing growth and development as young children and their adults explore the world together.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Exhibit and event sponsorship • Corporate sponsorships • In-kind donations • Planned and annual giving • Membership • For The Kids benefit VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Rainbow Connectors Guild • Hosting a corporate membership drive • Exhibit and event volunteers

OMAHA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM 500 S 20th St. • Omaha, NE 68102 Phone (402) 342-6164 www.ocm.org Executive Director: Lindy Hoyer Board President/Chairman: Sherman Willis Guild Board President: Kelly Jeffreys Name of Guild/Auxiliary: Rainbow Connectors Guild To volunteer or to donate contact: Kelsi Weston, Education & Event Coordinator • (402) 342-6164 Ext. 446

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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.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: 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 Guild, awareness events

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 intervention and supportive housing, all of which meet critical needs of the community’s most vulnerable youth and families.

Connect in Our Community – AmazonSmile, TAGG, Share Omaha VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Join the OHB Guild to connect with others in the community who have a true passion for helping youth and families thrive. Our OHB Guild 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!

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: Kirsten Case Fuller To volunteer contact: Lori Bechtold, Chief Development Officer • (402) 457-7014

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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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MILLION VISITORS have experienced world-class Broadway, jazz, dance, family and popular performances at the Holland and Orpheum. More than 500,000 students, teachers and community members have participated in our education and community engagement programs.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Individual Gifts

O-pa’s commitment to social justice, education and our community includes:

Corporate Sponsorships and Corporate Circles of Giving

• Support education and community engagement programs • Help maintain the Orpheum and Holland • Support artists and ensembles in dance, jazz, National Geographic Live, Voices AMPLIFIED, Jazz on the Green, Summer Sounds at Highlander, Holland Center Outdoors, 1200 Club, and education and community engagement programs

• Voices AMPLIFIED! – a new arts and social justice initiative to amplify artists in diverse cultures

Major Gifts • Support capital projects at the Orpheum and Holland

• Disney Musicals in Schools – free for grades 3-6 in partnership with Disney Theatrical Group

Planned Gifts • Secure a vibrant future for the arts in Omaha through an estate gift

• Theater Essentials Online – digital classroom lessons for grades 7-12 taught by local theater professionals

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: The Ambassadors

• Nebraska High School Theater Academy - theater education experiences for over 8,000 Nebraska high school and middle school students from 80 Nebraska schools in partnership with The Broadway League

• Provide patrons with quality customer service and a positive entertainment experience • Support O-pa programs and venues

• Musical Explorers – school curriculum program for students grades K-2 in partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute

Presenters Circle: • Members donate time and talent to support O-pa’s mission • Fundraise through the biannual Broadway Ball and Stage Party

• Holland Center Outdoors – outdoor performances on the Holland Center lawn

• Assist with education and community engagement programs

• Jazz on the Green and Summer Sounds at Highlander – free community outdoor concerts attracting 50,0000 annually • Additional programs include master classes, student matinee performances and Jazz Academy

OMAHA PERFORMING ARTS 1200 Douglas St. • Omaha, NE 68102 Phone (402) 345-0202 O-pa.org President: Joan H. Squires Board President/Chairman: John Gottschalk Presenters Circle Board President: Paula Blackledge Presenters Circle Board President-Elect: Jen Rutar Name of Guild/Auxiliary: Presenters Circle Development Contact: Sabrina Weiss • (402) 661-8410 To volunteer contact: Melissa Godoy • (402) 661-8556

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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: • COVID Emergency Fund • Teacher/Classroom Grants • Student Scholarships • Bryan High School Career Academies • Burke High School Stadium Renovation • South High School Visual & Performing Arts Addition • Benson High School Career Academies

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.

Upcoming Events: • vinNEBRASKA and OPSF Present a Virtual Wine Experience April 17, 2021

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.

Programs: • Early Childhood Education Programs • Kids Club Before- and After-school Care • Classroom Field Trips • Student Transportation

OPSF Kids Club is in 40 schools and serves approximately 5,000 OPS elementary students, K-6, per year. OPSF funded $192,000 in teacher classroom and community grants this past year. OPSF awarded over $400,000 in scholarships to OPS high school seniors. They provide parent-paid early childhood classrooms in select OPS elementary schools throughout the district. OPSF offers a unique fundraising platform for principals and teachers within the district called “Invest in Success,” connecting educators with interested donors to fund classroom projects.

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

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 2021

WISH LIST: • Student Metro bus tickets

• STEM hands-on learning materials

• Assistance for student lunches

• Rental fees for students’ musical instruments

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MAHA SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION

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HE OMAHA SYMPHONY, a nonprofit professional orchestra, is one of Nebraska’s premier performing arts organizations and a top regional orchestra. For 100 years now, the Omaha Symphony has been a cornerstone of Omaha’s thriving arts and culture scene. Over the years, the orchestra has seen and survived tough times – from recessions to World War II, we’ve remained strong because our community has surrounded us. Our supporters know how important it is to keep the music playing, and it is thanks to their support that we can continue our mission to bring music to our city and beyond!

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Annual Fund Gifts to the annual fund allow us to reach individuals of all ages and backgrounds through concerts, education programs and community engagement. Our music education programs provide nearly 25,000 local students and educators the opportunity to use music as a tool to develop skills of creativity. Corporate Sponsorships As a corporate sponsor, your business gains exposure in the community and increased name recognition. During a pre-concert announcement, on our website, or onstage, your name is associated with one of Nebraska’s premier performing arts organizations. Endowment and Planned Gifts Estate gifts and endowment contributions create a charitable legacy that benefits the Omaha Symphony now and for generations to come. Memorials and Tributes We are proud to be a part of a music lover’s legacy.

Under the leadership of Music Director Thomas Wilkins and Principal Pops Conductor Ernest Richardson, the Omaha Symphony is comprised of 42 full-time musicians. All orchestra members are highly trained, paid professionals. Though COVID-19 has presented unprecedented challenges, we know we can weather this storm with your help. Not only will your gift make an immediate impact on our ability to continue our work today, but you will help the Omaha Symphony remain financially healthy, relevant, and strong in the future.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteer Guilds - The Omaha and Council Bluffs Guilds of the Omaha Symphony are longtime volunteer contributors, providing funding and

Our Symphony | Anywhere digital initiative was designed during COVID-19 cancellations as a response to our new environment, to remain present and relevant while the concert hall was quiet. It makes archived video available for on-demand streaming; engages our audience on social media with short, creative performances by Omaha Symphony musicians; and even encompasses a virtual classroom to serve as a resource for students and teachers. To continue adapting to learning in our changing world, the Omaha Symphony plans to continue an online learning and listening platform at least through 2025, as a mix of on-stage and digital programming will likely be a permanent addition of how we do our work differently in the future.

support for the orchestra’s education programs.

OMAHA SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION 1905 Harney St., Ste. 400 • Omaha, NE 68102 Phone (402) 342-3836 www.omahasymphony.org President & CEO: Jennifer L. Boomgaarden Chairman: D. David Slosburg Governing Members Chair: Barbara E. Person Omaha Guild Board President: Kelli Jorgensen Council Bluffs Guild President: Kelsey Stupfell Omaha Symphony Debutante Ball Chair: Terri Eischeid 2021

WISH LIST: • Gifts of any size - Whether an annual campaign gift or a multi-year pledge, your support is deeply appreciated. • Corporate sponsorships – Gain exposure in the community while supporting beautiful music. • Trade partnerships - Contact us to discuss a proposal tailored to your unique business needs. • Purchase subscriptions and tickets online - Treat yourself to great music and support the orchestra! • Tickets for Kids Program donations – Help provide orchestral music experiences to youths throughout the metro.

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NEWORLD COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, INC OneWorld, in partnership with the community, provides culturally respectful, quality health care with special attention to the underserved.

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GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Monetary giving from individuals helps OneWorld provide services to patients who are

that everyone deserves access to the best health care possible, regardless of economic or insurance status. As a federally qualified health center (FQHC) we provide comprehensive primary health care, dental care, mental health/substance abuse services, affordable medications and supportive services. OneWorld focuses on meeting the primary health care needs of the community, and provides care regardless of an individual’s income and insurance coverage, without differentiation or consideration of race, sex, disability, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status or ability to pay.

in financial need. Services include immunizations, physicals, dental visits and prescription assistance for families and children. Corporate sponsorships are available for businesses in the Omaha area who want to align with our organization and help us serve our community. Sponsorships are available for OneWorld events, such as the Milagro Dinner and Back to School Bash patient appreciation day, and include recognition opportunities and event tickets. In-kind non-monetary gifts from our wish list support our mission and directly benefit our patients. We also accept silent action items for our annual Milagro Dinner.

OneWorld has served the Omaha community since 1970 and celebrated 50 years of transforming lives in 2020. The organization began as a free clinic run by volunteers, and today employs over 500 people at 14 clinical locations in Omaha, Bellevue and Plattsmouth including two clinics specially designed for teens and young adults, two mobile dental clinics, four School-Based Health Centers, the Learning Community Center of South Omaha and a health window at the Consulate of Mexico in Omaha. In 2020, OneWorld clinics cared for 50,182 patients from 70 ZIP Codes and are accredited by the Joint Commission as ambulatory care clinics, certified as Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH), and recognized by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) for LGBTQIA+ quality.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Baby Boutique volunteer • Clinical volunteer • Event help

PROGRAMS & SERVICES: OneWorld provides care to individuals of all ages. CLINICAL SERVICES INCLUDE: • Behavioral Health • Dental • Medical • Mobile Dental Clinics • Optical • Pharmacy • Quick Sick Clinic • Radiology • School-Based Health Centers • Specialty Care Referral

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Baby Boutique • Care Coordination • Case Management • Enrollment in Medicaid • Homeless Health Care • Interpreting & Translation • Medicaid Enrollment • Mexican Consulate Health Window • Reach Out and Read • Ultrasound and Women’s Health • WIC (Women, Infant, Child) Program • Health Promotion and Disease Education Programs

ONEWORLD COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, INC. 4920 S. 30th St., Ste. 103 • Omaha, NE 68107 Phone: (402) 734-4110 oneworldomaha.org CEO: Andrea Skolkin Board President/Chair: Correen Harrell To volunteer contact: Angie Washington, Development Manager, (402) 502-8917 2021

WISH LIST: • Diapers • Baby clothing • Warm clothing • Pack and plays • Children’s books • Gift cards to grocery stores

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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 Chairmen: Kelly Loneman 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 2021

WISH LIST: • Men’s socks and underwear • Toddler toys • $10.00 gift cards to Walmart or Target • Matchbox and Hot Wheels car sets • Play-Doh sets • Sports balls

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EOPLE LIVING WITH VISION LOSS get the skills and resources they need to lead independent, fully engaged lives from the Outlook Enrichment programs you fund. Using computers and smartphones without vision becomes easy with technology training from Outlook. Recreational, cultural, and social activities become possible again with a few adaptations. Those new to vision loss—whether their own or a loved one’s—find practical and emotional support from Outlook during their transition.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Your gift of $100 provides two hours of adaptive technology training. Your gift of $250 lets those with low vision try cutting-edge digital eyewear to make their work and play time easier.

Outlook Enrichment’s mission is to create opportunities for people living with vision loss to achieve personal and professional growth in an inclusive community. We help our neighbors living with vision loss and blindness live life independently, confidently engage in their communities, and continue to do the things they love through our programs. Outlook Enrichment, a new separate nonprofit entity, was formed to provide focused leadership of the technology training, recreation, and cultural programs started by Outlook Nebraska to serve people who are blind or low vision. Your gifts help us change the outcomes for our neighbors living with vision loss and blindness. Help us celebrate that there is vision beyond sight for each of them.

Your gift of $500 covers an audio describer so people with low vision can enjoy local performing arts experiences.

Sponsor an Event: Multiple opportunities at our community-wide Vision Resource Fair (April), Tee It Up Fore Sight golf outing (June 10, 2021) and Vision Beyond Sight Dinner and Dessert in the Dark (November) Plan a Future Donation: Make a gift that lives beyond your lifetime with a bequest to our Legacy Fund. We can work with your tax, legal and investment advisers to ensure your wishes are followed. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Visit our ShareOmaha profile to find all current volunteer opportunities. If you don’t see something there that fits your skills or interests, give us a call and let’s chat about possibilities.

The Need: • 15,000 people in our metro area – enough to fill the CHI Center Arena – live with vision loss interfering with daily living activities and employment. This will more than double because of the prevalence of diabetes and our aging population. • More people in our region experience vision loss than homelessness, and most vision loss cannot be corrected or reversed. • People who live with impaired vision are more likely to be unemployed or live in poverty and are at higher risk of mental and physical health issues due to isolation and inactivity.

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OUTLOOK ENRICHMENT 4125 S 72nd St. • Omaha, NE 68127 Phone (531) 365.5051 www.outlooken.org Executive Director: Donna Faust Aman To volunteer contact: outlooken.org/volunteer or call (531) 365.5051

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Private insurers and Medicaid do not cover the costs of services and products helping those experiencing vision loss connect with their communities and enjoy life to the fullest. Outlook Enrichment relies on donor support to fund its programs. Your contributions of cash, gift cards, goods and time enhance the quality of life for your blind and visually impaired neighbors. Thank you!

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ARTNERSHIP 4 KIDS (P4K) provides academic support and career readiness programming to 3,300 youth from Omaha’s most under-resourced communities. Programming consists of a pre-kindergarten through college continuum of curriculum-based interventions that engage participants in their education and expose them to post-secondary and career pathways. Dedicated staff and volunteers steward participants through critical academic transitions, providing structure, guidance and mentoring support. All children have the potential to succeed, but not all children have the opportunities, resources, and support needed to graduate and attain a career. P4K ensures that no matter their socioeconomic status, every child we serve will receive the academic and emotional support, skills, and resources they need to graduate on time and attain a career that enables their financial sustainability. Through these efforts P4K is bridging the opportunity gap for low-income youth, enabling them to overcome their circumstances, achieve success, and change the landscape of our community.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: P4K offers a new Adopt-A-Student opportunity. A gift of $1,800 will sponsor a P4K student for an entire year, $150 for a month and $35 for a week. Recurring gifts ensure students receive additional support, safety assessments, community referrals, and academic and career coaching to remain future-focused and graduate on time. P4K also accepts gifts of cash, securities, real estate, employee match or bequest. Donate in-kind gifts or services, sponsor a school, or a student event such as a college visit, a career tour, family engagement event or year-end celebration. Become a “Bike to Success” sponsor for $100 and reward a deserving student with a new bike with a helmet and lock. Become a “College Care Package” sponsor for $150, giving a first-generation college student a great start. Attend and support agency fundraising events.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Become a Goal Buddy! Goal Buddies work with elementary students twice per

By design, each year of P4K programming builds upon the skills and experiences learned the prior year, becoming more in-depth as the child ages.

month during the school day.

Become a Group Mentor! Group Mentors work with middle and high-school students an average of twice per month, after school.

P4K programming includes: • Elementary Program (reading readiness, goal achievement proficiency and group mentoring) • Middle School Program (academic persistence, college and career exploration, and group mentoring) • High School Program (grades 9-10; high school graduation, post-secondary and career planning, group mentoring) • College Access(grades 11-12; high school graduation, and post-secondary preparation) • Post-Secondary Success Program (post-secondary persistence, scholarship support and peer mentoring)

Join P4K Service League! P4K Service League members promote the mission and work of Partnership 4 Kids and assist with agency fundraising events.

Become an Events Volunteer! Partnership 4 Kids event volunteers staff fundraising events and help to secure auction donations.

Office Support Assistance is always needed in the office with scanning, filing, organizing, and supporting student events.

P4K is unique in the youth service arena, directing the only school-based group mentoring program in the metro area that boasts a structured program curriculum and consistent mentor support. P4K touts student outcomes that are unparalleled, including a 98% high school graduation rate and a 94% college persistence rate. PARTNERSHIP 4 KIDS 1004 Farnam St., Ste. 200 • Omaha, NE 68102 Phone (402) 930-3000 www.p4k.org President: Debbie J. Denbeck Board President/Chairman: Dr. Ward Chambers Guild Board President, Name of Guild/Auxiliary: Patrick Burke, Partnership 4 Kids Service League To volunteer contact: Deb Shaw, Community and Recruitment Leader • (402) 557-6380 2021

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

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Providing low-income senior homeowners solutions that allow them to stay safely housed in healthy environments, by delivering free, professional home repairs and home modifications.

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PROJECT HOUSEWORKS: Home Solutions for Seniors provides low-income seniors in our community free home repairs and modifications that allow them to age in a safe and healthy home.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Investing in Project Houseworks changes lives for low-income elderly homeowners living in unsafe and unhealthy homes.

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PROGRAMS: • Home Repair Program: A program that allows homeowners to stay in their homes by providing free critical plumbing and electrical repairs, roof replacement and other renovations requiring immediate attention. • Home Modification: The program is designed to allow elderly homeowners with disabilities to remain in their homes and prevent unnecessary institutionalization by providing free home modifications intended to increase independence, safety and security. • 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: Teams of volunteers paint homes for seniors in need annually in August.

One-time or recurring donations Planned giving Corporate donations and employee giving Corporate volunteer experiences

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

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ROMISE 4 PAWS SENIOR DOG SANCTUARY

Our mission is to provide a loving, home-like environment for senior dogs for the remainder of their lives.

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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 or Tiffany Barrett • (402) 669-3224

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Deliver life-changing rehabilitation and care. • Protect dignity, instill purpose, and create hope. • Commit to excellence.

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N A FALL AFTERNOON IN 2017, Kent Templien’s world stopped in an instant. The front tire of the ATV he was driving veered off a terrace and the fourwheeler flipped and crashed violently down an embankment. Kent was thrown from the vehicle and sustained a life-changing spinal cord injury.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Your generous support directly impacts the families QLI serves. To learn more about individual and corporate giving opportunities, please contact Mike Joyce, Director of Development, at mike.joyce@QLIomaha.com

Several weeks later, Kent left the beeping monitors, tubes, and wires of hospital life behind and admitted to QLI for specialized rehabilitation.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: QLI has a variety of volunteer roles and will work with you, your family or

With incredible grit and resilience, Kent worked with his team at QLI to rebuild and redefine his life as a father, husband, business owner, and community leader.

your organization to craft a volunteer role that fits your strengths and passions. To learn more about volunteering, please contact Jen Karolski at jkarolski@QLIomaha.com.

QLI is the nation’s premier center for traumatic brain and spinal cord injury rehabilitation - right here in Omaha. QLI tailors rehabilitation to each individual, making recovery specific and relevant to their lives. Your generous donation supports QLI’s Life Path Services, without which Kent’s triumphant rehabilitation story would not be possible. An integral part of recovery following a catastrophic brain or spinal cord injury, Life Path Services creates a renewed sense of purpose and optimism for each client and their family.

QLI 6404 N 70th Plz. • Omaha, NE 68104 Phone (402) 573-3700 www.TeamQLI.com President: & CEO: Patricia Kearns Board President/Chairman: Walt Griffiths, Legal Counsel, Kutak Rock LLP To volunteer contact: Jen Karolski, Director, Marketing/Development (402) 573-3738 • jkarolski@QLIomaha.com

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T RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES in 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: Top 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, 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, Volunteer and Events Director • (402) 346-9377

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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 of Omaha helps those in need more than 200,000 times each year, providing food, housing, material assistance, youth development, older adult services, behavioral health, anti-human trafficking and emergency disaster services. During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, more than 421,000 meals were served to food-insecure children and families from March 20 through August 7 as part of a multi-agency team led by the Food Bank for the Heartland. From March through November more than 5,000 food pantry orders were filled at the Burrows Center, and between March and October more than 18,000 grab-and-go lunches were served at North Corps to people in need. In addition, more than 2,000 activity kits were distributed by the Kroc Center to school-age children.

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

• Corporate partnerships

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AVING GRACE PERISHABLE FOOD RESCUE Connect perishable food from local food purveyors to nonprofits that feed our hungry, while raising awareness and educating the community on food waste and hunger.

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AVING GRACE OPERATES the only professionally coordinated perishable food rescue and delivery service in the Omaha metropolitan area. Using four refrigerated trucks and a refrigerated van, professional drivers/food ambassadors rescue excess perishable food from grocery stores, caterers, event venues, convenience stores, wholesalers, restaurants and other local food vendors. This nutritious food is delivered the same day, free of charge, to nearly 40 local nonprofit agencies that feed the hungry. Food is matched to the agencies’ needs, enabling them to provide wholesome meals to their clients and direct more of their resources to other core programs. These partner agencies receive the food as fresh as Saving Grace does, as food is not warehoused.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Make a Financial Contribution: Every donation supports Saving Grace’s operations to feed hungry people. Make your donation online at savinggracefoodrescue.org or mail your tax-deductible gift to the address below.

AmazonSmile/TAGG: Remember Saving Grace when shopping through AmazonSmile and TAGG your purchases with local restaurants and businesses. Become a Food Donor: Food vendors like caterers, grocery stores, restaurants, event centers, convenience stores and wholesalers can donate their surplus perishable food to feed the hungry. Contact Judy at (402) 913-6776.

Attend Saving Grace Events: Watch for information on upcoming events including Food for Thought, the Omaha Hunger Experience and a Boutique Fundraising Event.

Saving Grace also raises awareness in the community and educates the public about food waste and hunger. Educational efforts promote ways the public can reduce food waste in their own lives.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Learn More about food waste and how you can make an impact – and help spread the

During the pandemic, Saving Grace adjusted operations to also provide its unique logistics and distribution services to meet the increased need for food. This included partnering with other organizations to deliver Farmers to Families food boxes and connecting produce from area community gardens to nonprofits for use by their clients. The pantries, shelters, transitional living facilities, after-school programs, onsite meal programs, senior citizen centers and clinics Saving Grace partners with requested more food because of increased food insecurity. During 2020, Saving Grace was able to help meet these needs, as the 1,347,981 pounds of nutritious perishable food redistributed was 25% more than was rescued in 2019. Since operations began in 2013, Saving Grace has rescued 5.3 million pounds of food. This translates to nearly 2,685 tons of food that has been kept out of our landfills where it would have created harmful methane gas that contributes to global climate change.

word. Sign up online to receive our email newsletter and follow Saving Grace on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Commit to Personally Making a Difference by reducing the amount of food waste in your own life and encouraging food vendors to donate their surplus perishable food to feed the hungry. Become an Event Volunteer by watching for opportunities listed in our email newsletter or on social media.

SAVING GRACE PERISHABLE FOOD RESCUE 4611 S 96 St., Ste. 112 • Omaha, NE 68127 Phone (402) 215-6718 (office) (402) 913-6776 (food donations) savinggracefoodrescue.org CEO, President and Founder: Beth Ostdiek Smith Deputy Director: Autumn Taddicken Director of Field and Logistics: Judy Rydberg Board Chair: Peggy Dunn To volunteer contact: Tracy Wells Community Engagement Director • (402) 202-5405

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The Siena Francis House welcomes and empowers those experiencing homelessness to navigate their path to housing.

OUNDED IN 1975, the Siena Francis House’s ultimate goal is to end homelessness by helping our clients achieve permanent, stable housing out in the community. In support of this effort, Siena Francis House provides shelter, food, clothing and other emergency services to individuals experiencing homelessness—24/7, 365 days a year—with concurrent case management services to help clients develop their housing plans and strategies. In addition, Siena Francis House provides residential addiction rehabilitation services to people experiencing homelessness or are at-risk, due to substance abuse disorders, as well as Permanent Supportive Housing for formerly homeless, disabled clients. Siena Francis House programs and services are located in six facilities north of Nicholas Street and bounded by 16th and 18th Streets in north downtown Omaha. The Siena Francis House also provides facility space for partnering organizations that provide housing resources, medical and mental healthcare and other services that our clients may need. Exercising a policy of unconditional acceptance, Siena Francis House provides low-barrier services to clients with the respect and dignity they deserve, including those often viewed as “most difficult to serve”: the chronically addicted and mentally ill homeless persons who may not currently be in treatment or taking medication.

Additional Siena Francis House Information: • Is a 501(c)(3), independent, nondenominational, nonprofit charitable organization, with all financial support able to be deducted, by donors, to the full extent of the law. • Charity Navigator – America’s largest independent evaluator of nonprofit organizations has awarded the Siena Francis House their highest rating—4 Stars—in recognition of our commitment to utilize financial contributions efficiently, ethically and responsibly in the furtherance of our mission. • Siena Francis House opened a new emergency shelter facility in December 2019, which provides temporary, safe and secure housing, clothing and personal care items for 450 individuals experiencing homelessness. • Siena Francis House serves three meals each day for our residents and other food-insecure members of our community. • Siena Francis House operates an 80-person Miracles Addiction Treatment & Recovery Program—including transitional housing—in our renovated Baright Building, which opened in November 2020. • Siena Francis House provides Case Management services, which link guests to resources, programs and services to help them be housed—and maintain housing—out in the community. • Siena Francis House offers 48 permanent supportive housing apartments for disabled, formerly homeless individuals, with co-located case management services, to help residents maintain stable housing. 2021

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Siena Francis House provides our homeless services of emergency shelter, meals and clothing at no cost to those who find themselves in need of these services. As such, we rely primarily on the generosity of the community for our operational expenses. Please visit www.SienaFrancis.org to make a monetary contribution.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Siena Francis House’s main volunteer activity is serving meals to our guests. Lunches and dinners are served by outside volunteer groups daily. Meal-serving volunteers dish up food onto trays, serve the trays of food to our guests, and clean and sanitize tables and chairs. Lunch volunteers are needed from 10:45 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Evening dinner meal volunteers are needed from 4:15 until 6:15 p.m.

Other volunteer opportunities include: helping prepare meals in the kitchen; working on our donation dock; assisting with laundry; facilitating guest transportation; and helping with special projects and special events that arise from time to time. All persons who wish to volunteer must sign up to do so online at www.SienaFrancis.org. For additional information regarding volunteering, please go to www.SienaFrancis.org or email volunteer@sienafrancis.org.

WISH LIST: We appreciate receiving in donations in-kind/material items that help our organization provide services to our guests, including food, clothing and personal care items. For a complete list of needed in-kind items, please go to www.SienaFrancis.org.

SIENA FRANCIS HOUSE 1702 Nicholas St. • Omaha, NE 68102 Phone (402) 341-1821 www.SienaFrancis.org CEO/Executive Director: Linda Twomey Board Chair: Phillip Webb To volunteer:Contact our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@sienafrancis.org

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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.

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GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Send a check by mail: 1715 Izard St. Omaha, NE 68102 • Donate online: svdpomaha.com • Connect with our Development Director, Colleen McLeay: development@svdpomaha.com

• 31 conferences supporting our Help Line VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Vincentian/Ozanam Outreach • Help Line responder • Food Pantry • Thrift Stores • Gardens • Holy Family lunch and clothing distribution

• Ozanam Outreach addressing need outside of parish boundaries • Food Pantry and Pantry Garden • 4 Thrift Stores, plus a new one this year! • Holy Family Community Center serving the disconnected Find us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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

• Downtown Store: 2101 Leavenworth St. | Mon-Sat: 9a-6p | (402) 341-4942

• 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

• New Store coming this year! 12301 West Center Rd. | (402) 933-8242

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) 341-1688

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WISH LIST: • $300 donation covers one month’s utilities • $500 donation provides one month’s rent to avoid a family eviction • Non-perishable, non-expired pantry items • New or gently-used thrift store items; winter coats, all sizes • Monetary donations of any size supports the mission

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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 1,400 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 Shelterprovides 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 2019, the average shelter stay was 33 days with 86% 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 2019, 291 (38%) 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 2019, the average length of stay was 2.5 years with 93% exiting to permanent/positive housing destinations.

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

STEPHEN CENTER 2723 Q St. • Omaha, NE 68107 Phone (402) 715-5442 www.stephencenter.org Executive Director: Michael Wehling Board President: Jude Knipper Guild President: Karla Skradski To volunteer contact: Beth Robbins Ellis, Volunteer Coordinator • (402) 715-5445

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WISH LIST: • Bath towels

• Personal hygiene products

• Twin sheet sets

• Toilet paper

• Undergarments (all sizes)

• Paper towels

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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, we celebrate 125 years of improving the lives and health of people in Omaha and western Iowa. When a neighbor needs us, when a family member needs us, when you need us, VNA’s expert staff is available to provide healthcare, hospice, and supportive services. We annually serve 48,000 individuals.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: We invite you to invest in people. No matter a person’s resources, VNA is 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. 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. Go to www.vnatoday.org/donate

VNA has set the standard for: • Collaborating with local healthcare partners to help patients stay safely at home where healthcare costs less, infection rates are 0%, and patients participate in a plan of care that encourages peace of mind, quality of life, and independence. • 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 crises with innovative infection control, taking on pandemics from Spanish Influenza and HIV/AIDS to H1N1 and COVID-19. • Partnering with Easterseals Nebraska to provide programs that ensure all people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to live, learn, play, and work.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Hospice Volunteers Hospice is dedicated to providing compassionate care to patients facing terminal illness. Volunteers help by offering companionship to patients, respite breaks for caregivers, and clerical assistance for the volunteer and bereavement programs. Training is provided.

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. Today. Tomorrow. And the next 125 years. VNA’s trusted programs include: • VNA Home Health: certified in-home healthcare services • VNA Hospice and Palliative Care: expert support at the end of life • VNA Home Infusion Pharmacy • Parenting Support: services for mothers, children, and families • Flu and immunization services • Homeless and domestic violence shelter public health nursing

VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION (VNA) 12565 W Center Rd., Ste. 100 • Omaha, NE 68144 Phone (402) 342-5566 • (800) 456-8869 www.vnatoday.org President and CEO: James C. Summerfelt Board President/Chair: Taina Evans, Boystown Clinics To volunteer, contact: Celeste Sully Feurbach, Volunteer Coordinator • (402) 930-4143 To donate contact: Dr. Carole Patrick, Vice President of Development and Communications • (402) 930-4018

• School Nurse programs • Easterseals Nebraska Workforce Development • 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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OR THE LAST 46 YEARS, Youth Emergency Services has been providing services and programs to homeless and near-homeless youth ages 12-21.

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 the opportunity to meet with a nurse. • Emergency Shelter:A short-term housing solution for youth needing immediate shelter. • Maternity Home: A program that supports and provides long-term housing for pregnant and/or parenting teen mothers. • Transitional Living Programs: 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.

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 August. 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 over 800 meals a month. Help by preparing meals off-site and delivering them to our Street Outreach Center ready to be served to our youth who visit daily. This facility is open Monday-Saturday with varying hours and numbers of youth served each day. Tip Top Thrift Shop Volunteer 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. Mentor Join our mentoring program and invest in Omaha’s youth. Provide support and guidance to young mothers in our Maternity 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: Jeff Ziemba To volunteer or to donate contact: Barb Farho, Director of Development (402) 345-5187 • bfarho@yesomaha.org 2021

WISH LIST: • Twin and full bed sheet sets • Household supplies • Full-size deodorant and body wash • Cleaning supplies

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AIM INSTITUTE

AKSARBEN FOUNDATION

AMERICAN MIDWEST BALLET

The AIM Institute is an innovative not-for-profit that grows, connects and inspires the tech talent community through career development and educational programs.

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.

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

AIM Tech Awards

Aksarben Ball

Going Solo

Date: November 12, 2021

Date: October 23, 2021

Date: Ongoing

Event Description/Theme: AIM Tech Awards is our annual fundraising and award ceremony that celebrates the accomplishments of local individuals and businesses who are pushing the technology sector forward in the Silicon Prairie. This event helps us provide programming that promotes diversity and inclusion efforts in the tech sector by making educational opportunities and career training accessible to all, from elementary school through adulthood. The event also brings the community together for networking and inspiration.

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: In this groundbreaking series, we challenge AMB company artists to create solo dance works that reflect their personal visions, ranging from original responses to this unique period in time to the exploration of existing works that challenge their growth as artists. The company provides studio work space and mentorship for our artists. Then, documentary filmmaker Lance Glenn produces videos of selected works, combining behind-the-scenes insights with a unique visual interpretation of the finished performance.

Location: *TBD

Location: CHI Health Center • Omaha, NE

Time: Evening Event

Time: 7pm

Location: As each work is complete, we’ll be premiering it on our website and social media channels. Organize an online watch party now for the next film premiere in our Going Solo series!

Ticket Price: Donations welcomed

Aksarben Ball Committee Chair: Tyler Owen

Silent Auction: *TBD

Women’s Ball Committee Chair: Laura Enenbach

Attire: Business/Business Casual

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

Time: Ongoing Ticket Price: Free

Event Contact: Itzel Lopez ilopez@aiminstitute.org Other Fundraising Events: • AIM Infotec – May 27, 2021 • AIM Developers Conference – Sept. 23, 2021 AIM Institute 1905 Harney St. • Omaha, NE 68102 (402) 979-8324 Email: info@aiminstitute.org

Event Contact: goingsolo@amballet.org Other Fundraising Events: • Until we can safely return to the stage, we are finding innovative new ways to share the magic of dance with our community, including streaming performances; sharing interviews and behind-the-scenes content; offering a rich dancebased curriculum and study guides for schools and partners; and teaching interactive workshops. Visit amballet.org for the latest updates on programming.

Attire: Formal Event Contact: www.aksarben.org Other Fundraising Events: • The Aksarben Stock Show September 23-26, 2021 Aksarben Foundation 7101 Mercy Rd., Ste. 320 • Omaha, NE 68106 (402) 554-9600

American Midwest Ballet Erika Overturff PO Box 6413 • Omaha, NE 68106 (402) 541-6946 Email: info@amballet.org

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AMERICAN RED CROSS

AUTISM ACTION PARTNERSHIP

CENTRO LATINO OF IOWA

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.

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

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

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Heroes in the Heartland

A Vintage Affaire XIII

Iowa Latino Festival

Date: March 9, 2021

Date: September 25, 2021

Date: October 2, 2021

Event Description/Theme: The Heroes in the Heartland Awards Luncheon 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.

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.

Time: 5pm

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.

Honorary Chairs: Anne and Ken Bird

Location: TBD*

Ticket Prices: Visit aap.givesmart.com

Time: 2pm – 6pm

Location: Hilton Omaha Time: 11:45am – 1pm Ticket Price: $75 Attire: Business or Business Casual Event Contact: Tim Neal (402) 343-7700 • timothy.neal@redcross.org Other Fundraising Events: • Red Cross Giving Day – March 24, 2021 American Red Cross 2912 S 80th Ave. • Omaha, NE 68124 (402) 343-7700 redcross.org

Location: Embassy Suites Conference Center – La Vista

Ticket Price: • FREE

Attire: Cocktail

Attire: Casual

Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes

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

Event Contact: info@autismaction.org (402) 763-8830 Ext. 1002 Other Fundraising Events: • World Autism Awareness Day – April 2, 2021

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

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

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

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CHILD SAVING INSTITUTE

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER

Responding to the cry of a child.

To improve the life of every child.

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

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Cabaret 2021

Children’s Gala

Night in the Neighborhood

Date: May 8, 2021

Date: November 13, 2021

Date: September 24, 2021

Event Description/Theme: Cabaret 2021 – 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 of Children’s Hospital & Medical Center for the 2021 Children’s Gala. Proceeds from the Gala will support the expansion of Children’s main campus and elevate pediatric critical care. The nine-floor clinical facility, called the Hubbard Center for Children, will nearly double the hospital’s physical clinical capacity, allowing Children’s to accommodate growing demand for services and improve pediatric care for patients and families.

Event Description/Theme: The Completely KIDS Guild is pleased to host Night in the Neighborhood, a casual evening of food, entertainment and more. Proceeds from this event will help kids and families living in poverty in Omaha by empowering them with skills to create a safe, healthy, successful and connected community.

Location: CHI Health Center Omaha

Time: TBD*

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

Event Chairs: Leslie DeBoer and Mary Redli

Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha La Vista Hotel and Conference Center 12520 Westport Pkwy. Time: 6pm Event Chairs: Melanie and David Hecker Adrienne and Patrick Fay 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 2021 • Touch-A-Truck – Fall 2021 • Substitute Santa – December 2021 Child Saving Institute 4545 Dodge St. • Omaha, NE 68132 (402) 553-6000 Email: csiinfo@childsaving.org childsaving.org

Location: Completely KIDS Building 2566 St. Mary’s Ave. • Omaha, NE

Ticket Prices: TBD*

Honorary Chairs: Kyle and Michael Robino

Attire: Casual Event Contact: info@completelykids.org

Event Chairs: Chaley Chandler, Lexie Frahm and Shelly Marsh Attire: Cocktail Attire Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes

Completely KIDS 2566 St. Mary’s Ave. • Omaha, NE 68105 (402) 397-5809 Email: info@completelykids.org

Other Fundraising Events: • Fore! the Kids – May 10, 2021 • Wine Women & Shoes – August 6, 2021 • Children’s Charity Golf Classic September 27, 2021

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

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CROSSROADS OF WESTERN IOWA

DREAMWEAVER FOUNDATION

THE DURHAM MUSEUM

Crossroads works to empower individuals living with intellectual disabilities, mental illness, and/or physical disabilities to actively seek out opportunities for an enhanced quality of life.

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.

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Crossroads of Western Iowa Golf Outing

Boots & Buckets

Sentimental Journey

Date: September 2021

Date: September 16, 2021

Date: November 19, 2021

Event Description/Theme: Our golf outing will be held at Bent Tree Golf Course, one of the metro area’s most unique and challenging courses. Proceeds from our golf outing will be used to support our important mission.

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, exclusive entertainment and a special preview lighting of Omaha’s largest indoor Christmas tree. Your participation advances the museum’s work to bring history a little closer by providing much-needed support to The Durham’s educational programs and first-class exhibitions.

Location: Bent Tree Golf Course 23579 US-6 • Council Bluffs, IA 51503 Times: • 11am Registration • 12pm Tee Off

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

Location: The Durham Museum Time: 5:30pm Time: 6pm

Event Chairs: Jamie Gross and Hannah Smith Ticket Prices: We have various golf and sponsorship package opportunities. For more information, please visit explorecrossroads.com.

Ticket Prices: • $125 per ticket • $1,500 per table

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

Attire: Casual, wear your favorite boots Attire: Golf Attire Silent Auction: Yes Raffle: Yes Event Contact: Hannah Smith Hannah.smith@cwiowa.org

Crossroads of Western Iowa 1851 Madison Ave., Ste. 718 Council Bluffs, IA 51542 (712) 256-7888 Email: info@cwiowa.org

Attire: Cocktail Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes

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

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

Dreamweaver Foundation 13321 California St. Omaha, NE 68154 (402) 697-5471 Email: Cheri.Mastny@dreamweaver.org

Other Fundraising Events: • On Track Guild Luncheon – TBA • Corporate Membership Drive Spring, Summer and Fall 2021

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

dreamweaver.org explorecrossroads.com

durhammuseum.org

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GIRL SCOUTS SPIRIT OF NEBRASKA

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF OMAHA

HEARTLAND FAMILY SERVICE

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

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

To strengthen individuals and families in our community through education, counseling, and support services.

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Girl Scouts Virtual artVenture

Brew Haha: A Beer and Food Tasting Event

“Strike A Chord” Gala, A Virtual Celebration

Date: April 22-24, 2021

Date: September 9, 2021 (Rain or Shine)

Date: June 11, 2021

Event Description/Theme: artVenture is a unique program that matches small groups of Girl Scouts with professional artists for a collaborative, arts education experience. Working as a team from conception to completion, artists and girls create original artwork that is sold at the artVenture silent auction. Additionally, professional artists submit their own works of art into the auction, creating an even more spectacular, high-quality art event.

Event Description/Theme: Sample beer and food from some of the best breweries and restaurants around while supporting Habitat for Humanity of Omaha. Invite your friends or make it a corporate outing! Your support helps local families achieve and maintain stability and independence through quality, affordable housing.

Event Description/Theme: Join us online for the Heartland Family Service “Strike a Chord” Gala, On Broadway, starring Kate Cutler and Boyd Littrell as Honorary Chairs! All proceeds from the Heartland Family Service “Strike a Chord” Gala will benefit Heartland Family Service programs in southwest Iowa, including our K-12 Therapeutic School for students with major mental health diagnoses; housing and support services for families experiencing homelessness; professional mental health counseling for children and their parents; and prevention, education, and treatment for those struggling with substance use and problem gambling.

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

Location: Virtual Time: 5pm – 9pm Times: TBA* Event Chairs: Janet and Louis Pol Ticket Prices: • Free to Bid • Tasting Package for • One – $40 • Two – $75 • VIP Package – $150 Silent Auction: Yes Event Contact: Wendy Hamilton • (402) 779-8230 Other Events: • Alum Retreat, August 7, 2021 (depending on COVID situation) Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska Wendy Hamilton 2121 S 44th St. • Omaha, NE 68105 (402) 779-8230 Email: whamilton@girlscoutsnebraska.org

Honorary Chairs: Megan and David Hawk, Regan and Gary Muhs, Kelly and Dan Houghton and Emily and Steve Dugger

Event Chairs: Kate Cutler and Boyd Littrell

Event Chairs: Megan Longo and Emilie Wells Ticket Prices: $50 (general admission) $150 (VIP)

Sponsorship Opportunities: • $100 – $10,000

Attire: Casual

Event Contact: Mitch McCartney • (712) 3181765 Events@HeartlandFamilyService.org

Event Contact: Kathy Wells (402) 884-5957 • kwells@habitatomaha.org

Other Fundraising Events: • Safe Haven Golf Tournament – August 27, 2021

Other Fundraising Events: • Women’s Power Luncheon – April 29, 2021 • Band Build: an Omaha Habitat Young Professionals Event – TBD

Heartland Family Service Marzia Puccioni Shields, Chief Development Officer 2101 S 42nd St. • Omaha, NE 68105 (402) 552-7443 Email: Events@HeartlandFamilyService.org

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

SoEveryoneCan.org

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GirlScoutsNebraska.org

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IMMIGRANT LEGAL CENTER

THE KIM FOUNDATION

LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICES

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

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.

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Food Truck World Tour

A Time for Hope & Healing

Rally for Kids - A Week to Celebrate Lutheran Family Services

Date: October 10, 2021

Date: *TBD

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. Last year’s Food Truck World Tour was converted to a fun and successful drive-thru event and we are committed to keeping 2021’s event safe and fun for the health of our community during the global pandemic. 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 lowincome immigrant families in Nebraska and Southwest Iowa. Thank you for your support!

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.

Date: March 7 - 11, 2021

Location: *TBD Times: *TBD

The challenge isn’t over. It’s time to RALLY for our kids and community!

Ticket Prices: *TBD Attire: *TBD Event Contact: Julia Hebenstreit • (402) 891-6911

Rally 4 Kids will host several opportunities the week of March 7 - 11 to raise support for LFS programs and families in crisis. Activities include a spectacular Raffle, Gift from the Heart, and LFS Care Package Drives at multiple locations.

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

We thank you for your consideration of supporting Rally 4 Kids! Together, we can help thousands get through the hardships of an unprecedented year and back on a path of safety, hope and wellbeing.

thekimfoundation.org

Location: Virtual

Location: Mastercraft at Millwork Commons 111 N 13th St., Omaha, NE 68102 Time: 4 p.m. Ticket Prices: • Tickets start at $75 • Sponsorships are available

Event Description/Theme: Since our founding, Lutheran Family Services has been serving children and families who are in the most need. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, thousands of families who never needed assistance until now are reaching out to LFS for support and care. With your help, we will continue to meet those needs even through these most difficult times.

Attire: Casual Event Contact: Cailan Franz (402) 884-0416 • cailan@immigrantlc.org

Time: Virtual Event – Thursday, March 11 from 7-8pm *Additional Facebook Live events happening all week. Follow us on Facebook and tune in: @LFSneb

Other Fundraising Events: • eCreamery Community Partner – March 2021 • Immigrant Heritage Month – June 2021

Event Chairs: Cassie & Mike Remmenga Honorary Chairs: Brenda & Nic Smith Event Contact: Lisa Shkolnick (402) 214-7278 • lshkolnick@lfsneb.org lfsneb.org/R4K2021

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

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

ImmigrantLC.org

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MADONNA REHABILITATION HOSPITALS – OMAHA CAMPUS

MID-AMERICA COUNCIL, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

MIDLANDS HUMANE SOCIETY

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.

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.

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The 6th Annual Miles for Madonna

BSA Big Give & Leadership Luncheon

Midlands Humane Society Annual Gala (formerly known as The Derby)

Date: September 25, 2021

Date: November 30, 2021

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, bandana, water bottle and door prizes. A photo booth, including free food and drink, top off this fun fall event. Proceeds go to an emergency fund for patients who need financial help to emerge from a crisis.

Event Description/Theme: Join us Tuesday November 30, 2021, for an all-day celebration of Scouting. The giving day will include virtual Scout stories and program highlights from across our 58 counties in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. Our in-person Leadership Luncheon, located in Omaha, will bring donors and community leaders together to hear from inspiring youth and a special keynote speaker. This event kicks off our annual giving campaign for the next year.

Location: Zorinsky Lake – Shelter #5

Date: September 17, 2021 *Watch our website and social media for the most up-to-date details. 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. Location: Mid-America Center 1 Arena Way • Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Location: TBD* Time: 10am Ticket Prices: • $25 for adults • $10 for kids Attire: Casual

Times: • 5pm – Doors Open • 6:30pm – Dinner

Time: All Day Event Chair: TBD*

Event Chairs: Linda and Ed Kemp

Ticket Price: Free-will donation Attire: Business

Event Contact: Mary Gene Wepfer (402) 401-5052 • mgwepfer@madonna.org Other Fundraising Events: • Miracle Night for Madonna – December 2021

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

Event Contact: Ryan Pickett (402) 431-9272 • ryan.pickett@scouting.org

Ticket Prices: • $55 per seat • $550 a table • Event sponsorships are available Attire: Business Casual

Other Fundraising Events: • Citizen of the Year Luncheon - Fall 2021 • Scouting Golf Tournament - Fall 2021 • Sporting Clays Tournament - Fall 2021

Event Contact: Kori Nelson Director of Development and Marketing

Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council 12401 W Maple Rd. • Omaha, NE 68164 (402) 431-9272 Email: mac@scouting.org

Other Fundraising Events: • “Be My Valentine” Animal Meet and Greet February 12, 13 & 14, 2021 • Wags & Wheels Car Show – August 29, 2021 • Halloween Howl Fun Run/Walk – Fall 2021

mac-bsa.org

Midlands Humane Society 1020 Railroad Ave. • Council Bluffs, IA 51503 (712) 396-2264 Email: knelson@midlandshumanesociety.org

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NEBRASKA CHILDREN’S HOME SOCIETY

NEBRASKA HUMANE SOCIETY

NEBRASKA MEDICINE GUILD

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 engage and advocate community support through education, fundraising and outreach for Nebraska Medicine and affiliated organizations.

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HOMEGROWN

Dining with Dogs

FUSION 2021 a blend of fun & philanthropy

Date: October 8, 2021

Date: April 23, 2021

Date: April 28, 2021

Event Description/Theme: Join is for our Homegrown Omaha event to celebrate and support the families served by Nebraska Children’s Home Society. The event includeds a brief program, drinks, appetizers and photography exhibit celebrating and honoring the families and children served by NCHS. Your ticket supports the NCHS vision of “a safe and loving family for every child.”

Event Description/Theme: Dining with Dogs is the only event in town that lets you bring your dog to dinner! In fact, it’s designed with dogs in mind. From the Yappy-tizers for dogs to mutt-tinis for humans, this event is dog-gone fun. Enjoy the company of your pooch while you snack and sip and bid on unique auction items. Dinner and a short program round out the evening. Come, sit, stay, and help homeless animals!

Event Description/Theme: The FUSION 2021 luncheon proceeds fund scholarships for the next generation of healthcare providers from UNMC and Clarkson College in addition to funding projects impacting the patient experience at Nebraska Medicine.

Location: A View on State 13467 State St. • Omaha NE, 68142

Honorary Chair: Dr. Sasha Shillcutt Event Chairs: Chaley Chandler and Megan Reay

Location: Kros Strain Brewing Co. Time: 5pm – 9pm Ticket Price: • $40 in advance • $45 at the door

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Attire: Business Casual

Co-Chairs: Jennifer Taylor and Krystal Talha

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

Ticket Prices: • $100 • Sponsorships available

Other Events: • Project Elf – December 2021 • Putting Children First – February 2022

Location: Omaha Design Center (with backup virtual plan) Time: 11:30am-1:00pm

Ticket Prices: *TBD Event Contact: Nebraska Medicine Volunteer Services (402) 559-4150 • guild@nebraskamed.com Other Fundraising Events: • Annual Spring Home & Garden Event – *TBD • Giving Tuesday with SHARE Omaha • Holiday Open House at Clarkson Gift Shop & CornerStone Gifts – *TBD

Attire: Fun Casual (you’re bringing your dog!) Silent Auction: Yes Raffle: Yes

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

Event Contact: Gordon Krentz gkrentz@nehumanesociety.org

Nebraska Medicine Guild Samantha Wahl, President 987509 Nebraska Medical Center • Omaha, NE (402) 559-4150

nchs.org

Other Fundraising Events: • Margre Durham Walk for the Animals Sunday, September 26, 2021 • NHS Meadow

guild@nebraskamed.com

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NEBRASKA WILDLIFE REHAB, INC.

OMAHA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

OMAHA HOME FOR BOYS

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.

Engaging the imagination and creating excitement about learning.

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

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Bats Over Omaha Bat Release

For the Kids Benefit: Race for the Ribbons, Win for the Kids

OHB 100 Year Anniversary Celebration

Date: Virtual Event in April 2021 (depending on weather) Event Description/Theme: Join us for this annual event as we release more than 500 bats back into the wild. 2021’s bat release will be virtual and will broadcast on Facebook Live. The virtual release will give viewers the chance to see the bats up close, watch them fly, and participate in a live Q&A with our staff about the bats and bat rehabilitation! The date will be announced on social media and by e-mail and release will take place around dusk on that date. We hope to return to the Joslyn Art Museum for Bat Release 2022!

Date: September 9, 2021 Date: • Auction April 21, 2021 to May 1, 2021 • Live Virtual Event May 1, 2021 Event Description/Theme: Omaha Children’s Museum and the Rainbow Connectors Guild are proud to present the 2021 For the Kids Benefit: Race for the Ribbons, Win for the Kids. Dress in your best Southern belle-inspired hat or dapper bow tie and join us for our virtual Kentucky Derby-themed evening and support the children of our community. Evening events include a derby-themed watch party, live virtual event, auction, raffles, and more. See you at the races!

Location: Virtual Time: Dusk

Location: Virtual Visit ocm.org/fundraising-events for more info

Ticket Price: FREE and family-friendly

Time: 6:30pm

Event Contact: Laura Stastny, Executive Director

Honorary Chairs: • Janie & Harry Hoch, Jr. • Melissa & Tyler Laflin • Megan & Michael Hoch

Other Events: • Grand Opening of the Baldwin Wildlife Center and Hubbard Family Wildlife Hospital – Summer 2021 • “My Work is Wild” Virtual Lecture Series – Monthly in 2021 • “Workshop for Wildlife” Virtual Workshops – Throughout 2021 • Wildlife Trivia Night – Fall 2021

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

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. Location: CHI Health Center Omaha Time: 11:30am Ticket Prices: • $75 Young Professional • $125 Individual Attire: Business Casual Event Contact: Lori Bechtold, Chief Development Officer (402) 457.7014 • Giving@OHB.org • OHB.org Other Fundraising Events: • Project Christmas Joy – December 2021 • OHB Golf Classic – June 2021

Event Chairs: Gina Bartlett, Kate Knowles, Colette Siner and Emily Young

Omaha Home for Boys 4343 N 52nd St. • Omaha, NE 68104 (402) 457-7000 Email: Giving@OHB.org

Ticket Prices: Visit ocm.org/fundraising-events for ticket prices Attire: Derby or Casual

OHB.org Event Contact: Jake Orand jorand@ocm.org • (402) 342-6164 ext. 430 Omaha Children’s Museum 500 S 20th St. • Omaha, NE 68102 (402) 342-6164 Email: jorand@ocm.org

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OMAHA PERFORMING ARTS

OMAHA PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION

OMAHA SYMPHONY GUILD

O-pa provides the highest quality arts and entertainment experiences, stewardship of the Holland Center and Orpheum Theater and community engagement and education programs.

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

The Debutante Ball Committee provides essential funding for Omaha Symphony’s education and community outreach programs. The annual Ball honors civic-minded families throughout the Omaha metro.

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Stage Party

2021 vinNEBRASKA Virtual Wine Experience

The Omaha Symphony Debutante Ball

Date: August 20, 2021

Date: April 17, 2021

Date: December 27, 2021

Location: Holland Performing Arts Center

Event Description/Theme: vinNEBRASKA and the Omaha Public Schools Foundation have partnered to create a premier wine event benefiting the students of the Omaha Public Schools. The event features an Evening Online Program, virtual wine tastings from world-renowned vintners, a VIP Gourmet Food Package with complimentary wine for our sponsors, and a silent and super silent auction. Proceeds from the event will help fund Omaha Public Schools’ classroom programs and scholarships for their students.

Event Description/Theme: The 55th Annual Debutante Ball will honor the 2020 and 2021 Debutantes/Stags along with their families. High school seniors are selected for recognition based on their families’ community service and support of the Omaha Symphony. Proceeds provide vital assistance to the orchestra, its programs, and the communities we serve. The education programs reach nearly 25,000 youth from over 300 schools (preschool through high school). The outreach programs serve an additional 20,000 each year.

Location: Virtual Online at https://one.bidpal.net/2021vinnevirtual/welcome

Location: The Embassy Suites - La Vista 12520 Westport Parkway, La Vista, NE

Time: 6-9pm

Time: *TBA

Honorary Chair: Drs. Jim and Gema Simmons Event Chairs: Crystal Hansen, Sharon Kirshenbaum, and Kathy David

2021 Event Chair: Terri Eischeid Advisor: Kate Grabill

Time: 7pm Event Chairs: Announced at a future date Ticket Price: Please visit O-pa.org for pricing and event information. Theme: New Orleans Event Contact: Sabrina Weiss, Vice President of Development, (402) 661-8410

Omaha Performing Arts 1200 Douglas St. • Omaha, NE 68102 (402) 345-0202 Email: Developoment@O-pa.org O-pa.org

Ticket Prices: $200 per person

Ticket Prices: • Individuals: $50 • Couples Wine Ticket: $200 • Sponsorships Available: Gold, Silver and Bronze Silent Auction: Yes Super Silent Auction: Yes

Attire: Black Tie Event Contact: Tammy Blossom (402) 201-3052 • tsblossom@cox.net Omaha Symphony Tammy Blossom (402) 201-3052

Event Contact: Crystal Hansen • (402) 502-3032

omahasymphony.org/debutante-ball

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

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ONEWORLD COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, INC.

OPEN DOOR MISSION

OUTLOOK ENRICHMENT

Vision OneWorld, in partnership with the community, provides culturally respectful, quality health care with special attention to the underserved.

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

Journey Beyond Vision

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Milagro

Love Your Neighbor Gala

Vision Beyond Sight

Date: November 2021

Date: *TBD

Date: November 2021

Event Description/Theme: Each November, we invite our supporters to come together at our annual Milagro Dinner. This celebration honors OneWorld volunteers who make Milagros (“miracles” in Spanish) happen for the most vulnerable children and families we serve. Funds raised directly supported programs that provide essential services to OneWorld patients in need.

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.

Event Description/Theme: More than 15,000 metro area residents are blind or visually impaired. You can help these neighbors lead more fulfilling lives through enrichment and recreational activities provided by Outlook Enrichment. We invite you to attend our Vision Beyond Sight dinner and Dessert in the Dark, an eye-opening sensory experience. Our event will feature an inspirational speaker whose story touches on the challenges of visual impairment. Most importantly, you will meet those in our community who directly benefit from your attendance and participation in this fundraising event.

Location: Please visit oneworldomaha.org for more information. Time: 5:30pm Ticket Price: $125 Silent Auction: Yes Raffle: Yes

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

Location: Embassy Suites Conference Center – La Vista Time: 6pm

Attire: Business Casual Attire: Please visit oneworldomaha.org for more information. Event Contact: Angie Washington, Development Manager Other Fundraising Events: • Back to School Bash patient appreciation day August 2021 • Coats for OneWorld Kids – September 2021 OneWorld Community Health Centers, Inc. Angie Washington 4920 S. 30th St., Ste. 103 • Omaha, NE 68107 (402) 502-8917 Email: awashington@oneworldomaha.org

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

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

Event Contact: Donna Faust Aman • (402) 614-3331 Other Events: • Tee It Up Fore Sight Golf Tournament June 10, 2021 • Vision Resource Fair – Spring 2021

opendoormission.org Outlook Enrichment Donna Faust Aman 4125 S 72nd St. • Omaha, NE 68127 (531) 365.5051 Email: info@outlookne.org

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PARTNERSHIP 4 KIDS

PROJECT HOUSEWORKS

THE SALVATION ARMY

To mentor kids for college today and careers tomorrow.

Providing low-income senior homeowners solutions that allow them to stay safely housed in healthy environments, by delivering free, professional home repairs and home modifications.

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.

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Hops & Grapes Fall Festival

Brush Up

D.J.’s Hero Awards Luncheon

Date: Fall, 2021

Date: August 21, 2021

Date: May 11, 2021 *

Event Description/Theme: Brush Up is a volunteer program that assists low-income elderly homeowners by painting the exterior of their home, in the Omaha metropolitan area, so that they may maintain their property, increase energy efficiency and beautify the community.

Event Description/Theme: This event 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 so much more! Proceeds will benefit Partnership 4 Kids, a local nonprofit serving 3,300 Omaha students living in under-resourced communities, with a mission of keeping them engaged in school and pursuing higher education.

Time: 9am – 4pm

Location: TBD*

Attire: Work/Paint Clothes

Time: 7pm

Event Contact: Sara Sabaliauskas (402) 965-920 sarasab@projecthouseworks.org

Ticket Prices: • $100 – P4K Mentor and YP Attire: Casual Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes Raffle: Yes Event Contact: Cheryl Murray (402) 930-3082 • cmurray@p4k.org

Location: Douglas and Sarpy Counties

Event may be held virtually due to public health recommendations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/SalArmyOmaha for updates.

Event Description/Theme: The 23rd 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 Army to establish the D.J.’s Hero Awards in memory of their son, D.J., in 1999. Location: CHI Health Center – Omaha Time: 11:45am

Support Requested: • Sponsors • Volunteer Teams

Honorary Chairman: Gov. Pete Ricketts Event Chairs: Dr. Ken and Annie Bird Ticket Prices: • $150 Individual • $1,500 Table Sponsorship

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

Attire: Business Attire projecthouseworks.org

Other Fundraising Events: • Founders Luncheon (virtual) – Spring 2021 • Swing 4 Kids –Tiburon – July 26, 2021 • Omaha Marathon – The Capitol District September 19, 2021

Oral Auction: Yes

Partnership 4 Kids 1004 Farnam St., Ste. 200 • Omaha, NE 68102 (402) 930-3082 Email: cmurray@p4k.org

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

Event Contact: Jacob Buckingham Jacob.Buckingham@usc.salvationarmy.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:

12th Annual Strawberry Brunch

Cruise Away to the Greek Isles

Art & Soup

Date: June 12, 2021

Date: Spring 2021

Date: April 18, 2021

Event Description/Theme: This much-loved event is now in its 12th year! The Strawberry Brunch supports both the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Food Pantry and the emergency financial assistance fund. Formerly, this in-person event would host themed tables where guests would enjoy brunch and view the tablescapes for a lovely morning with family and friends. Last year, we had to host this virtually and we will do the same this year in hopes that next year we can be in person.

Event Description/Theme: Join us for a virtual event like you have never experienced before to support the homeless, addicted and those in poverty.

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! Fundraising goes virtual this year because of COVID, but we have an interactive and engaging online platform where you can purchase one-of-akind artwork with 50 percent of sales donated to VNA’s shelter nursing program. Online art sales and silent auction are April 12-17. Art pick-up festival and soup tasting is April 18 in the Embassy Suites La Vista parking lot. With every ticket purchase, you receive a Soup Passport entitling you to a free cup of soup at each participating restaurant.

Location: The comfort of your own home. Event Chairs: • Hallie Talley • Erin McNeil Pogge • Katie McDonnell • Shannon McNeil

Location: Please visit our website at svdpomaha.com for more information on this VIRTUAL event.

Attire: Whatever you are comfortable in

Event Chairs: Diane Mead and Sue Lamczyk

Event Contact: Teri Corcoran Teri.Corcoran@stephencenter.org

Time: 11am – 12pm

Other Fundraising Events: • Omaha Hunger Experience – November 2021

Location: Embassy Suites Conference Center – La Vista parking lot, art pick-up festival and soup tasting from 1pm to 5pm.

Attire: Casual Event Contact: Diane Mead diane.mead@svdpomaha.com Other Fundraising Events: • Stamp out Hunger – May 8, 2021 • Back to Basics – August 2021 (check website for exact date) • Annual Coat Drive – November 6, 2021

Stephen Center, Inc. 2723 Q St. • Omaha, NE 68107 (402) 715-5442 Email: marketing@stephencenter.org

Times: Virtual art and silent auction sales from 12pm April 12 through 6pm April 17 Ticket Prices: • $100 – Patron Party • $50 – General Admission

stephencenter.org

Attire: Casual Silent Auction: Yes

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Omaha Colleen McLeay, Director of Development 1715 Izard St., Omaha, NE 68102 (402) 779-8499 Email: development@svdpomaha.com

Event Contact: Roz Merrick (402) 342-5566 • rmerrick@vnatoday.org

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

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ADAPTING TO MEET YOUR NEEDS! 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.

FALL 2021 EDITION!

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The Giving Guide & The Event Book 2021 Email us at CONNECT@SpiritofOmaha.com Email Subject: “FALL TGGEB21!”

Featured Event: Dance for a Chance: The Roaring Twenty-Twenties

CELEBRATING THE ONGOING COMMITMENT OF OUR COMMUNITY’S GIVING SPIRIT WITH TWO EDITIONS IN 2021!

Date: August 5, 2021 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. YES recruits local community leaders who partner with a professional instructor to perfect a short dance routine. The pair then performs in front of a panel of judges and a crowd of YES supporters for their chance at the mirror ball trophy. Location: Omaha Design Center Time: 6pm Ticket Prices: TBD*

FALL 2021 EDITION!

Attire: 1920s attire encouraged but cocktail is requested. Silent Auction: Yes Event Contact: Barb Farho • bfarho@yesomaha.org Other Fundraising Events: • Golf Outing – May 3, 2021 • Giving Tuesday -- November 30, 2021

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

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