Working toward a better metro

This is the time to listen and the time to act: with your voice, your time and your gifts.

The whole Omaha/Council Bluffs metro is engaged in an important dialogue about race, social justice and violence. This is the time to listen and the time to act: with your voice, your time and your gifts. The purpose of SHAREomaha.org is to offer ways to come together and support the causes that compel you to do something. We all can use our resources to be part of the solution. A great place to start is here, at SHAREomaha.org, with 400+ nonprofits that strengthen our community. The causes highlighted below are doing important work: donate, volunteer or provide the items they need to work toward a better metro.

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BLACK AND PINK
Black and Pink is a prison abolitionist organization dedicated to dismantling the criminal punishment system and the harms caused to LGBTQ+ people and people living with HIV/AIDS. Any donations made to their National Bail Fund from Nebraska donors will be kept within the state.
     ACT NOW: Donate here with donation code NE BAIL FUND to support this effort.

BOYS TOWN
Boys Town is committed to the ideals of tolerance, respect, equality and fairness. Every day, in Family Homes, Boys Town's foster homes, our schools and all of our youth-serving programs, Boys Town teaches children to choose love over hate, calm over rage, and justice over vengeance. Boys Town is currently expanding its free resources for parents on how to raise children who celebrate diversity.
     ACT NOW: Donate here to support Boys Town in supporting parents.

CENTRO LATINO OF IOWA
Centro Latino of Iowa's mission is to educate and empower Hispanic/Latino individuals and families towards thriving, self-sufficient and healthy lives.
     ACT NOW: Donate here to support Centro Latino's Solidarity Fund. 

EMPOWERMENT NETWORK
The Empowerment Network transforms the economic condition and quality of life of African-Americans, North Omaha residents, and citizens of the greater Omaha area to close long-standing gaps in employment, education, housing, and other qualities of life. 
     ACT NOW: Donate here to support Empowerment Network's efforts.

FIRST RESPONDERS FOUNDATION
First Responders Foundation's mission is to serve and honor our first responders and their families, build appreciation and respect for their work, and enhance public safety.
     ACT NOW: Donate here to support the First Responders Foundation. Click here to see how you can support police and first responders. 

FREE WEIGHTS AND FREEDOM
Free Weights & Freedom provides a holistic group fitness and wellness program specifically designed to help first responders, veterans, and their family members recognize, address and overcome issues related to their physical and emotional wellbeing due to occupational stress.
     ACT NOW: Donate here to support Free Weights and Freedom's efforts, or shop their wish list

GIRLS INC. OF OMAHA
The Girls Inc. of Omaha is seeking to fund a new program, African American Teen Leadership, to provide a safe space for girls to talk with peers who identify with their lived experiences. The goal is for girls in this group to organize thoughts and relieve stress, and serve as leaders and change agents. 
     ACT NOW: Donate here with donation code GIO AATL to support this effort. You can also add a book to Girls Inc's library from their Let's talk about Race & Racism Wish List.

GREAT PLAINS BLACK HISTORY MUSEUM
The Great Plains Black History Museum is the only museum in Nebraska whose sole focus is the rich history of African Americans. The mission of GPBHM is to preserve, celebrate, and educate all people on the contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout America.
     ACT NOW Donate here to support their work in educating the community and their efforts at encouraging dialogue and understanding. Schedule a virtual tour of the museum and learn more.

INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES
Inclusive Communities works to confront prejudice, bigotry, and discrimination with educational programs for all levels that raise awareness, foster leadership, and encourage advocacy for a just and inclusive society. Join the work toward solutions that promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and throughout our community. 
     ACT NOW:  Donate here to support Inclusive Communities' efforts.

INCOMMON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
The mission of inCOMMON is to alleviate poverty at a root level by uniting and strengthening vulnerable neighborhoods.
     ACT NOW: inCOMMON stands in solidarity in the fight against racism and injustice and is directing donations to the Black and Pink Bail Fund. Donate here with donation code NE BAIL FUND.

KEEP OMAHA BEAUTIFUL
Keep Omaha Beautiful has cleanup supplies available (litter collection tools, gloves, trash bags, push brooms and dustpans) for individuals or groups mobilizing to clean up the community.
     ACT NOW: Request clean up supplies or declare your clean up area. 

NORTHSTAR FOUNDATION
Finding the compassion and true understanding to bring about the changes needed to make living as a young black man in America an equitable proposition is the work of each and every one of us. NorthStar's mission is to change young men's lives through programming that supports, challenges, inspires and instills a life rooted in education, self-discipline, and service to the community.
     ACT NOW: Donate here to support NorthStar's efforts. 

POLICE ATHLETICS FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (PACE)
PACE provides free athletic and education programming to inner-city youth and pairs law enforcement and community volunteers in team sports activities.
     ACT NOW: Donate here to support PACE's efforts. 

Resources
This free online training course, an initiative of Project Harmony, helps participants recognize trauma and understand its impact on the brain and body as well as on the community.