Stories

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

Stay home and have fun in Omaha/CB: Part 1

By now, your family is probably missing local nonprofit attractions like The Rose Theater and Joslyn Art Museum who bring so much joy to the Omaha metro. We will be the first in line for tickets when doors re-open! In the meantime, you can still connect with organizations like Do Space and EMPAC Dance by taking part in these fun, online programs. Let us know which programs your family enjoys!

Be the best ally! How to support and stand up for the communities you love: A YP Summit recap

NOTE: This blog was written prior to the COVID-19 pandemic reaching the Midwest. While we at SHARE Omaha worked to respond to coronavirus needs, this recap of an important Young Professional Summit session was put on hold. Although March 13th YP Summit feels as if it occurred in another lifetime, the message shared during the ‘Be the best ally!’ session is relevant now. When we begin to leave our homes again, we have an opportunity to declare anew who we want to be as community members. We can be allies in action.

How local media is making a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic

 As the Omaha metro is adapting to the ever-changing landscape of how we should respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, local media broadcasters have been on the frontlines providing timely information for us as citizens.

SHARE Omaha commends the local reporters who are tirelessly reporting on CDC and state guidelines and support services available for those in need, such as food pantry and unemployment services. We’ve been inspired by the local journalists who are remembering to ask: How is COVID-19 impacting the vital nonprofits who serve the most vulnerable in our community?

COVID-19: How Omaha metro nonprofits are impacted and how you can help

The impact of COVID-19 on vital Omaha metro nonprofits is overwhelming. As you are thinking about how you can help, we encourage you to start small and keep listening and looking for opportunities to do good. Mr. Rogers reminds us: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

Together, we can support these critical organizations and allow them to continue to serve our neighbors. 

Irish or not, these events are for you

 
Find your favorite green shirt and save the date. These Shamrock-themed events are pure gold.
 

Shamrock Shuffle


The 712 Initiative and TS Bank present the 7th Annual Shamrock Shuffle 5K run/walk on Saturday, March 14. The run will take place in historic downtown Council Bluffs starting and ending on the 100 Block of West Broadway. Festive attire is encouraged for this 5K. Get your ticket now.

100 Years of making music: Omaha Symphony

Congratulations Omaha Symphony on 100 years of transforming our lives through music!
 
The 2020/2021 series of performances marks the centennial season of the Omaha Symphony. It will be truly special as the Omaha Symphony salutes the past, celebrates the present (including music director Thomas Wilkins’ final of 15 seasons) and launches a bright future.
 
Join the celebration with 2020/2021 Omaha Symphony season tickets!