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A Recap of April's (do)GOOD month

Written by Katie Fourney    on May 8, 2019    in
Wow, Omaha metro! You sure know how to do good.

Each year, National Volunteer Week falls in April. But we know the needs of the metro are too overwhelming to contain in one week. So, SHARE Omaha declared April (do)GOOD month in the Omaha metro. And wow, you really embraced this month of volunteerism!

Individuals raised their hands to help Omaha Rapid Response and Food Bank for the Heartland with flood relief. To walk animals at Midlands Humane Society, drive for Meals on Wheels and join the Dreamweaver Foundation Dream Team.

Companies like Werner and Great Western Bank volunteered as teams to help Child Saving Institute with spring cleanup and Open Door Mission with Easter care baskets.

Attendees at the Board Diversity Round Table and Board Training for Young Professionals discussed the need for diverse representation and what it means to serve on the board of a nonprofit. One of our top search filters on SHAREomaha.org is for board opportunities. Our metro is stepping up to lead giving at the highest level.

“We are inspired by what we have seen of the Omaha metro during this past month. Your desire to give back and strengthen our community is alive and growing. You’re turning your passion for a cause into action,” says Marjorie Maas, SHARE Omaha executive director.
 
So what was the final tally?

There were 496 new volunteer pledges for April’s (do)GOOD month in the Omaha metro.

496!

April just needed to be 31 days long so we could reach our goal of 500…

But really, almost 500 volunteer pledges is huge. Imagine all these volunteers will do. Each and every person who gives an hour will chip away at the needs of the Omaha metro. Kids, seniors, veterans and animals will be served, one act of good at a time.

We know first-hand that volunteering is addictive. Hopefully, these new volunteers will come back and search for more ways to volunteer.

As we lead up to Omaha Gives! and Pottawattamie Gives! on May 22nd we hope you’ll keep spreading good, $10 at a time.  Keep the good give feels coming, Omaha metro.