| SHARE Omaha

Stories
Some call it stories. Others call it a blog. But here you'll find nuggets of goodness to use and -- you guessed it -- SHARE!

Golf and give back! Sign up to golf for good.

Written by Katie Fourney    on June 3, 2022    in
It's time to get out on the greens and enjoy the sunshine while doing good. RSVP now to your favorite golf events in support of great causes. Enjoy a day on one of the many great golf courses throughout the Omaha metro. With each swing, you'll help a meaningful local organization raise the funds they need to continue their vital work.

Bags of Fun Omaha
Golf Tournament
June 6, 2022
Indian Creek Golf Club – Elkhorn
 
Goodwill Industries, Inc., Serving E NE & SW IA
23rd Annual Goodwill Golf Classic
June 13, 2022
The Player’s Club at Deer Creek – Omaha
 
The Hope Center for Kids

Do Good Days inspires giving every day

Written by Katie Fourney    on May 24, 2022    in

Do Good Days, powered by SHARE Omaha wrapped up on Thursday, May 19, 2022. Every dollar raised, item given, and volunteer hour served during the campaign benefitted a local nonprofit doing vital work in our community. Thank you for giving your all in support of your favorite local causes!

“Our gratitude for gifts of support and service is immense. All those donations of time, dollars and items make a difference and can start powerful relationships between nonprofits and community members. We are so thankful for the generosity shown,” said Marjorie Maas, executive director of SHARE Omaha.

Cash donations reported at this point total $1.6 million given and are a compilation of dollars through foundations, direct giving to nonprofit organizations and the SHARE Omaha website. There was an increase of new donors, 25% in 2021 to 33% this year, discovering a new-to-them organization to support through SHARE Omaha’s website.

Explore ways to get involved during Do Good Days

Written by Katie Fourney    on April 21, 2022    in

As the weather warms up, we’re feeling excited to get out and help out. And with Do Good Days coming up on May 17-19, now is the time to start planning to do good. In addition to deciding where to donate money or contribute to wish lists, we’re detailing all you need to know to start planning for Do Good Days, including your Volun-Thursday experience (May 19). 

Find your cause

Whether you plan to donate directly, purchase wish list items or volunteer (we recommend all three!), the first step to doing good is deciding where you’d like to give your resources and energy. 

Women providing healing, promoting hope

Written by Katie Fourney    on March 25, 2022    in

Continuing with the celebration of the National Women’s History Month theme of "Providing Healing, Promoting Hope", we asked several community leaders to provide their thoughts on their hope for the Omaha metro’s future. According to the National Women’s History Alliance, “The gift of hope spreads light to the lives of others and reflects a belief in the unlimited possibilities of this and future generations. Together, healing and hope are essential fuels for our dreams and recovery.” 


 
CHARITA DAILEY – CHANGE OF OMAHA, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
What is your hope for the Omaha metro area?

Do Good Days: Start planning your acts of good!

Written by Katie Fourney    on March 24, 2022    in
The past two years haven’t been easy. Individuals, families and organizations have all been stretched thin in one way or another. But despite what we often see in movies, where characters become selfish and individualistic in the face of disruption and challenges, we know that’s not the case in our community.

Doing good is valued here.

In addition to the small acts of kindness we see each day, like neighbors checking in and looking out for one another, we also know that, together, we’re capable of incredible collective giving efforts. Last year, when SHARE Omaha asked our community to be a part of the first ever Do Good campaign, you answered our call: $2.5 million was raised through donations to nonprofits, including matching gifts. 1,874 items were donated for Wish List Wednesday. 1,247 people got involved on Volun-Thursday for a combined 2,885 hours.

Women providing healing, promoting hope: Omaha Better Birth Project

Written by Katie Fourney    on March 9, 2022    in

For March’s Women’s History Month, we look to the 2022 theme designated by National Women’s History Alliance. This year’s theme is "Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope." Omaha Better Birth Project does just that.

Omaha Better Birth Project (OBBP) works to decrease inequities in childbirth by providing access to doula services, childbirth education, and prenatal & postpartum support for low-income and teen families in the Omaha area. OBBP shares that providing mothers with doulas and childbirth education classes are evidence-based practices that reduce the risk of a traumatic birth or birth complication and lead to better outcomes. However, the cost associated with childbirth education and doula services is often a significant barrier to low-income and teen families.

Women providing healing, promoting hope: Rejuvenating Women

Written by Katie Fourney    on March 1, 2022    in
As we enter March’s Women’s History Month, we look to the 2022 theme designated by National Women’s History Alliance. This year’s theme is "Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope."
 
Rejuvenating Women is a non­profit organization here in the Omaha metro that embodies this theme.  They provide hope and restoration to those who have suffered trauma from human trafficking. They develop long-lasting relationships with “deeply wounded women by loving each and every one right where she is in life.” They raise awareness of both labor and sex trafficking in the community as well as invest in the lives of victims and survivors who are living in their residential home and those participating in the programs.
 

Black History Month at NorthStar Foundation

Written by Katie Fourney    on February 22, 2022    in
For Black History Month, Paris Cross, Community Navigator at NorthStar Foundation, coordinated a series of activities for students in the after-school program. 

NorthStar is serving as an additional resource to students in celebrating Black History Month by theming the weeks with activities that not only honor Black historical figures and traditions, but also highlight the importance of protecting the future of Black youth and promoting the mental health of the Black community.

Take a look:

March 26: The Gathering - The mission and meaning

Written by Katie Fourney    on February 21, 2022    in
This blog is guest written by Deb Hermann, marketing director of Cues Fund.

The CUES Fund is holding a gala, The Gathering, on March 26, 2022. The event is a fundraiser to help underwrite the cost of education for children in east Omaha. CUES provides services beyond the classroom with support for families to ensure CUES students have a bright future. The brightest light within our community is our children and CUES Schools provide the building blocks by which our community grows!  
  • 100% of CUES teachers are trained to support social and emotional learning because children living in poverty have a 30% chance of social-emotional incompetency 
  • CUES serves areas where household incomes are 42% lower than Omaha’s median income 

2’s Day: What $22 can do in the Omaha metro

Written by Katie Fourney    on February 21, 2022
Whether you call it 2’s Day or TWOSday - 2/22/22 - February 22, 2022, which also happens to be a Tuesday, is such an anomaly it has captured pop culture’s imagination. Urban Dictionary predicts that the “world will annihilate itself with the antimatter version of the Earth and start the Universe again, restarting on 2’s day again, and again, and again.” Instead, we at SHARE Omaha propose that we honor this oddity of a palindrome date with a day of good. We celebrate Pi Day (March 14 or 3.14) with pie; why not celebrate 2’s Day with a $22 gift?

With just a few clicks here at SHAREomaha.org, you can give $22 to the nonprofits that matter to you most. This is just a few of the things $22 can do to strengthen our Omaha/Council Bluffs metro:

Pages