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Three Cheers! for Bemisby Lillian Snortland
Working for Bemis has been such a wonderful experience. I've gotten to break bread with amazing artists, meet community leaders, and walk through professional exhibitions every day. Donate to keep our doors open, our programs free, and everyone leaving with experiences that make them feel like they're cuddling several kittens!
American National Bank March Jeans Daysby Bri Roberts
American National Bank is proud to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands for March Jeans Days. Employees have the option to wear jeans every Friday in March! Two Fridays for $10 or four Fridays for $20. Mission Statement: Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
Heart For Heartlandby Amanda Dotzler
People who know me continually hear me speaking of and for Camp Quality Heartland. I pour my Heart into this organization, and I love every minute of it. Let me tell you why I truly have a Heart for Camp Quality Heartland. At a very young age, my brother Drew was diagnosed with Leukemia. I was too young to understand what that meant exactly, but not to young to see the toll that it took on him, my family, and myself. However, that diagnosis provided us with the unique opportunity to attend Camp Quality Heartland, a camp for children who have been diagnosed with cancer AND their siblings. It seems so small, that word "AND" but for me, back then, it was everything. You see, for us siblings, even the most well meaning of people often would overlook us. Instead of "Hey, how's it going" it would be "How's Drew doing". I understand it now as an adult, but as a kid that was hard, and lets face it, a little irritating (haha). There were other opportunities for him as well being the "cancer kid" that us siblings got left out of - so that simple "AND" was one of the most important things for me. I LOVED this camp. I had my own companion - someone there just for me. People who greatly impacted my life and that I'm still in contact with today. And some of my best friends and best memories were made at this camp. The highlight of my summers. I spent 12 years as a camper, and now I'm going on my 12th year as a volunteer. I want to be that impact for other kiddos who are just like I was. It means so much to me to be able to do my part to make sure this organization will always be around for families just like mine.
Support East Pottawattamie's EDUCATION efforts to teach the area about conservation!!by Jessica Luke
The Naturalist School Autumn/Winterby Jack Phillips
The Naturalist School teaches people to become better naturalists, nature writers, wild philosophers, ecological activists, and enlightened planters through consilience of science and the humanities. We meet in native woodlands, savannas, wetlands, and prairies in small groups with ecologists, artists, writers, philosophers, and biologists. We offer our workshops in nature centers and preserves throughout North America, but our home is in Iowa's Loess Hills and watersheds of the Missouri, Platte, and Nishnabotna rivers. We also offer ecological consulting for nonprofit conservation agencies, environmental groups, and homeowners. Visit www.thenaturalistschool.org and join us in the bush!
Gross Catholic Alumniby Molly Nolte
All money raised, through this cheer page, will benefit the Dux Esto Annual Fund, an endowment that supports Gross Catholic's operating budget. This fund assures highly skilled teachers are paid competitively, helps supply the school with the latest technology, makes needed upgrades and improvements to the building, and most importantly, provides scholarships and grants to students who want but can't afford a quality, Catholic education.
Sarah's Cheer Page for IPLby Sarah Keeney
Institute for Public Leadership (IPL) provides leadership development, skills training, research and organizing support to people from diverse faith traditions, racial and ethnic origins, and socio-economic backgrounds from across the Omaha metropolitan area so they can be effective agents of positive change in their communities. IPL provides training and support to refugees from Asia and Africa, immigrants from Latin America, parents of children in public schools; and to leaders of congregations and community organizations affiliated with Omaha Together One Community (OTOC). This "Cheer Page" is to raise funds for IPL during the annual "Omaha Gives" Campaign!!
Pikes Peak Live Forward Weekend 2020by Tom Everson
14th Annual Pikes Peak Weekend AUGUST 20th-23rd, 2020 marks the weekend of our 14th Annual Live Forward!® Run to Remember as part of the official Trail Run up Pikes Peak in Colorado. Our Live Forward!® team will run either the Pikes Peak Ascent August 22nd or the Pikes Peak Marathon August 23rd in honor of over 160 loved ones whose families have connected with our mission due to a traffic-related death. We carry their names on the back of our shirts. Several runners represent these families directly. Several dozen members of these families will gather on Pikes Peak, a beautiful place, to greet our runners, share stories and make memories all weekend long. Your donation helps to underwrite the cost associated with bringing "Live Forward!" families together - transportation, lodging, special t-shirts tailored for each family in honor of their loved one, and much, much more. A Healing Experience Here's what Beth Norris has to say about her experience on Pikes Peak: "The best part of the Keep Kids Alive Drive 25® weekend at Pikes Peak is being with all the other families who have lost a loved one in a traffic incident. We all get each other and it's the only place where we are the normal in the room. To bring other families in to that weekend, at no cost to them, to experience that weekend and the fellowship of all the families is priceless. It's a healing experience that no medical professional can provide."
Helping Kidsby Nancy Haack
The mission of Omaha Golden K Kiwanis Foundation is to improve the quality of life for children and families by raising money to help fund it. In Omaha Public Schools we read with elementary students, give away books and dictionaries and organize after-school activities. We offer scholarships for leadership training to middle-school students and for college to high- school students. Besides school activities, we sponsor a youth baseball team open to kids with challenges and special needs.
Support the MasterSingersby Katherine Simmons
Help me support local music & show some love to MasterSingers Omaha. This amazing organization has a 50 year tradition of performing in the Omaha metro & has personally been my family for 10 years. Friendships, music, and laughter ... that's what the MasterSingers do so help them continue this important mission.
A Second Homeby Crystal Edwards
When I became a parent I immediately pledged to be my child's advocate. My pledge was tested when my 1st grader began refusing to go to school. For the first six months I did what many parents would do, I picked her up kicking and screaming and walked her to that school myself. After six months of this, I was exhausted and the trust between myself and my daughter was beginning to erode. After a series of unhelpful remarks from principals, psychologists, doctors, and a nightmarish tour through virtual and home school, our family decided on Montessori Cooperative School. After one month, we had a new child. When I explained to my new child's teacher about what the psychologist had said, "mommy's fault", and the doctor who tried to give us ADHD medicine, she shook her head. "Don't worry, she is fine, and so are you." About the time we joined the school, we met with a pediatric physical therapist who was the first person to help us understand that our daughter's neural system was not fully developed and that she needed to be outside and moving as much as possible. Montessori Cooperative School fully accommodated our daughter's need without marginalizing her which she was fully aware of at her previous schools. In the past year, she has started several businesses, played hard outside almost everyday, and learned to read voraciously. Did I mention she loves math and science? The most satisfying thing I see every day is that she is happy. My younger daughter now attends the school and we are so entirely grateful for all the loving care that she has received as she adjusted to life at school. The teachers at this school are all superstars and they are incredibly dedicated to caring for your children in a loving environment. When babies cry, they get held. When hearts are broken, they get hugs. Now the place that has saved my family is in distress because of Coronavirus. It is unclear if the school will be able to make it through these hard times. Already they have let staff go and have had to close for 6-8 weeks. We cannot imagine life without this school and we are desperate for others to understand how important it is for our community to have a school that allows children to move freely, interact with children of all ages, play outside, direct their own studies, and pursue their own dreams. More than ever we are in need of the education that liberates the mind and the soul so that it can serve others.
Support three nonprofiits in one!by Molly Mullen
I began working with the Norte Dame Sisters in October of last year, and have been blow away by their energy, activism, compassion, and kolaches! These Sisters have been actively improving the Omaha community for more than 100 years. Many people my age might not know that they even ran an academy here for 50 years, educating many of the great women of Omaha. Today, man, are they still moving and shaking. The Sisters have three main ministries and dozens of personal projects that make a big difference. Notre Dame Housing, Safe Homes, and the Coalition on Human Trafficking are the main focuses of the Sisters now. Here is more about that: Safe Home Program seeks to help domestic violence victims. 112 women & 150 children in 2018 by providing first month's rent and utilities. Coalition on Human Trafficking conducted trainings in more that 150 hotels and motels in Nebraska and Iowa, we are in the process of conducting 12 trainings in a 13-county area with OPPD with groups from 75-150 men who are so incredibly attentive and grateful! In 1997 they transformed their Motherhouse into Notre Dame Housing which they continue to support. Notre Dame Housing provides service-enriched affordable housing by fostering independence and dignity to the elderly. NDH has 118 residents at an average age of 79 with an average annual income of $15,000. NDH brings in supportive services and programs right to the residents and operates a community food pantry for anyone in the community!
Send OAYO to Represent Omaha in Vienna and Prague!by Sophia Potter
The Omaha Area Youth Orchestras will join the Lincoln Youth Symphony to represent the very best young musicians Nebraska has to offer in an international concert tour in Vienna, Austria and Prague, Czech Republic in June 2021. Join us in helping young Nebraska musicians to showcase their talents overseas with a donation in any amount. The funds raised on this Cheer Page will help to offset the cost of the trip and make it possible for more OAYO students to join the tour. If you would like to donate to OAYO's general operating fund, please visit our Omaha Gives page.
Brown Park Revitalizationby Angela Smith
Join community leaders from South Omaha, Heartland Workers Center, Omaha Community Foundation and Spark as we work to transform the public space at Brown Park, located at 15th and U Streets. Our plans include the installation of a new play structure, additional seating, improvements to the pavilion and more!
Omaha Catholic Schools TeamMatesby Kerry Blusys
Our mission The mission of the TeamMates Mentoring Program of Metro Catholic Schools is to impact the world by inspiring youth in our Omaha Catholic School system to reach their full potential through mentoring. Our vision To serve all Omaha Catholic School students that desire a TeamMate with a match to a caring adult mentor and to provide match support to our mentors to allow them to focus the service they are providing. In addition, we offer a scholarship to college-bound graduates that are current students in our program. Students Served For the 2019-2020 school year, we have 130 children matched to an adult, volunteer mentor. TeamMates matches meet once a week in school during the academic year. Mentors and mentees usually play board games, shoot hoops, do a craft, or just talk. Currently, nearly every school in the Omaha Catholic School system has potential student match needs that are currently unmet. Clearly, there is still room to grow in both the number of students served and how we serve the mentees and mentors in our program. How can you help? We are a self-supporting 501c3 organization and need your financial support to continue our mission. We currently serve our mentors and student mentees with our chapter coordinator who is a part-time employee and our volunteer board of directors. Your gift, of any size, can help another Omaha Catholic Schools student reach their full potential through a TeamMates match or help send a graduate of our program to college. If you are interested in becoming a mentor in the Omaha Catholic Schools TeamMates Mentoring program, please contact our chapter coordinator, Janet Drvol at email@example.com. With your gift of time or treasure, you can help us change the world, by helping one Omaha Catholic School student at a time. Thank you! For more information about chapter, please visit our website at http://chapters.teammates.org/chapters/metro-catholic-schools/