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You Can Make a Difference This Giving Tuesday

Written by Katie Fourney    on October 13, 2021    in
Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving, is coming up on November 30. In our corner of the world, this is the day to prove the power of giving in our region.
 
It’s time to be counted among those who are doing what’s needed and for all of us to give all we can. Join SHARE Omaha on November 30 to power #GivingTuesday402 in the Omaha metro and #GivingTuesday712 in Southwest Iowa, giving to hundreds of local nonprofits and strengthening our communities.


 

Project delivers hope to 300+ Omaha children

Written by Katie Fourney    on June 30, 2021    in
When seven Omaha area corporations come together to encourage generosity, amazing things happen. 

From June 11-18, 2021, Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP, Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska, FNBO, Home Instead, NFM, OPPD and Scheels partnered together to try to fill CASA for Douglas County's need for Hope Packs. And with your help, the outcome was over 300 new Hope Packs, ready to provide comfort!


 

What’s happening at Nebraska Center for Workforce Development and Education?

Written by Katie Fourney    on June 30, 2021    in
Sometimes, you don’t know all of the GOOD that is happening in Omaha until you ask. At SHARE Omaha, we wanted to know what’s happening at Nebraska Center for Workforce Development and Education. The response from Ginny Czechut, Events and Development Director, was even more special than we anticipated.
 
“Project Reset, a program at Nebraska Center for Workforce Development and Education which specifically mentors justice-involved individuals into a career in the skilled trades and labor industry, was contacted by a Gang Intervention Specialist for the Omaha Police Department who had made a connection with a group of young men who are on juvenile probation and part of a new local street gang.”
 

June 11-18: A special Project Hope Pack Drive to give hope and dignity to kids

Written by Katie Fourney    on June 8, 2021    in

When children are removed from home due to abuse or neglect, they often leave with only the clothes on their back and whatever personal items can be hastily gathered up into a trash bag.

From June 11-18, 2021, during a special Project Hope Pack Drive, we have an opportunity to provide hope and dignity to Omaha metro children facing scary changes. 

CASA for Douglas County partners with a network of 14 child-serving agencies in our community to distribute Project Hope Packs to children entering foster care or being moved between placements. These backpacks contain essential hygiene and comfort items and serve as a sign of hope to boost children’s spirits and promote dignity and resilience in the face of adversity.

PBR Be Cowboy Award presented to SHARE Omaha

Written by Katie Fourney    on May 4, 2021    in
This past Saturday at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, SHARE Omaha and Marjorie Maas were honored to be presented with the PBR Be Cowboy Award! 

As the Professional Bull Riding, Inc Be Cowboy Award says, 
It's not the hat, the buckle, or the boots.
It's not what you ride or what you drive.
It's the values you embrace and the way you live your life.
Be Badder Be Bolder Be Braver
BE COWBOY



Thank you PBR for this honor!

SHARE Omaha releases Do Good Week 2021 Results

Written by Katie Fourney    on April 27, 2021    in
Omaha, Neb – SHARE Omaha, the nonprofit behind Do Good Week has posted successful results which spanned a holistic approach to philanthropy.

The first ever Do Good Week was April 19-24 and across those days the following results were tracked:

25,000 people explored causes on SHAREomaha.org for over 100,000 minutes

$2,558,002.50 reported in donations, including matching gifts

Omaha Community Foundation's Resilience Fund

Written by Katie Fourney    on April 8, 2021    in

With 2020 being the final year of Omaha Community Foundation's Omaha Gives, SHARE Omaha is thrilled to partner with Omaha Community Foundation (OCF) to bring to life SHARE Omaha's Do Good Week! As the supporting sponsor of #MissionMonday during Do Good Week, OCF is highlighting their new Community Resilience Fund.

All of us have been affected by COVID-19 in some way and will continue to feel its effects for years to come—some more than others. Only together can we overcome the health, economic, and social impacts of the pandemic and build our capacity to face challenges, as a community.

Philanthropic activism: Donors promote change through charity

Written by Katie Fourney    on April 1, 2021    in

 

Omaha, NEB – SHARE Omaha, now two years old, has provided the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro with a new portal for philanthropy.  SHARE Omaha is the newest way to promote and communicate philanthropic activism. Itself a nonprofit, SHARE Omaha offers an online place for nonprofits to consolidate their needs and a place for donors and volunteers to find organizations that meet their goals. It provides one website, SHAREomaha.org, where organizations can share their volunteer needs, their cash needs and their wish list of items. The website is also the single place where donors and volunteers can access over 500 nonprofits to find the ones that best fit their goals for contributing to doing good in the community.

6 Really Good Days: Do Good Week, April 19-24

Written by Katie Fourney    on March 30, 2021    in

Do Good Week is coming up starting April 19, and we’re about to find out the answer to the question, “What if we thought about all the different ways we can Do Good…for a whole week?

During this week of giving back, you’re encouraged to do good every day for local causes, in your own way. But if you need some ideas, each day has a theme that can get your creative (and generous) juices flowing:

Monday, April 19: Mission Monday – Think about the big causes that matter to you and what values you hold most dear. Reflect on important moments in your life and the experiences of your loved ones.

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