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Bring Harmony to the World
by Louise Webb
Acappella Omaha Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is an organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education, competition, and performance. Learning to sing four-part a cappella harmony--barbershop style--is no easy feat. Adding in the memorization of lyrics; execution of choreography--and you have the makings of a challenging musical undertaking. The goal of ringing those chords and bonding with other women singers is a reward unto itself. Barbershop was born in America. Sweet Adelines International was founded in 1945 and is the largest women's a cappella singing organization, with nearly 23,000 members worldwide.
Goal: $1,500.00
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American National Bank May Jeans Days
by Bri Roberts
May is the month of Omaha Gives! and American National Bank is proud to be the Presenting sponsor again.

We are celebrating Omaha Gives! by supporting our client, AllPlay, for May Jeans Days!

Employees have the option to wear jeans on Fridays during the month of May with a voluntary donation of:
Two Fridays = $10
Four Fridays = $15

To learn more about the difference they are making in the community visit their website: http://www.allplay.org
Goal: $1,000.00
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Angel Guardians Inc.- Imagine the possibilities!!!
by Krista Blankenship
On a mission to improve the quality of life for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities in the areas of employment, fitness, socialization and recreation and the ARTS! This amazing program supports individuals with Developmental and Intellectual disabilities in getting out in their community and experiencing life. Angel Guardians Inc. offers an amazing Art Studio that is open to the community. Promoting and selling art as an alternative employment opportunity!
Goal: $1,000.00
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Angel Guardians Inc-Artworks
by Carissa Overton
Angel Guardians creates new opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Individuals work together learning new job skills for the future, volunteering and making Omaha a better place, and creating beautiful works of art as an alternative to a traditional work place!
Goal: $250.00
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Diverse and Impactful Program Offerings Matter!
by Meaghan Walls
I became a member of the Board of Directors for Angel Guardians, Inc because I believe in their mission to create impactful and meaningful opportunities for individuals with Intellectual Disabilities in the areas of employment, fitness, socialization and recreation. I am passionate about our community having more diverse options for all members of our community to feel a purpose in their days. The Angel Guardian's team is always looking to innovate what they offer and how they offer it. The most telling indication that they are doing the right things came from a conversation with a mom who was looking for an organization to offer her daughter work, community and socialization opportunities. This mom told me Angel Guardians was the 4th place she had visited that day, and it was the ONLY place that did not make her cry and that she knew her daughter would be successful within the services at Angel Guardians. THAT is why your support matters. Angel Guardians needs the support of the community in order to continue to provide diverse and impactful opportunities in the areas of employment, fitness, socialization and recreation. Thank you for your support!
Goal: $1,000.00
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Dawna's Angel Guadians Cheer Page
by Dawna Daily
Angel Guardians received its 501 ( c ) 3 designation in 2004. Since then our goal has been to support, engage and promote innovative activities to people of all abilities. In 2005 the VSP or the "Very Special People" Club was opened to promote recreation, social and educational activities in a safe and secure environment. The VSP has hosted over 1,100 events since its opening. A few years later we introduced the Hand Me Ups Thrift Store to help support our mission. The profits from these stores continue to help underwrite our programs. Currently there are three Hand Me Up locations in the Omaha area. AngelWorks Career Center is proud to offer a variety of self chosen and self directed services. We believe that individuals who experience intellectual/developmental disabilities are valuable assets to our community. Each individual deserves a wide selection of options that allow them to use their talents in a fun and supportive atmosphere. AngelWorks is an innovative program striving to make an IMPACT in our community !
Goal: $500.00
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Angel Guardians, Inc.
by Selina McCormick
We are on a mission to improve the quality of life for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities in the areas of employment, fitness, socialization and recreation and the ARTS! This amazing program supports individuals with Developmental and Intellectual disabilities in getting out in their community and experiencing life. Angel Guardians Inc. offers an amazing Art Studio that is open to the community. Promoting and selling art as an alternative employment opportunity!
Goal: $500.00
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Supporting the Arts for All
by Damon Laaker
The support for Arts for All is important because it brings the opportunity for participation in a variety of arts experiences close to you.
Goal: $2,000.00
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Support Dancing Classrooms
by Mary Gibilisco
Arts in Motion takes pride in providing the many benefits of art to our community here in Omaha. Without the support of our wider community, it wouldn't be possible for Dancing Classrooms to provide the free during the school day programs to the ladies and gentlemen students. Help Arts in Motion continue to make an impact on our community by donating today. Arts in Motion's mission is to cultivate an appreciation of the arts through dance, use dance to teach essential life skills to young people and promote social and emotional learning and to enhance the enjoyment of life through dance for people of all ages, income levels, and abilities.
Goal: $500.00
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Omaha Gives - Autism Action Partnership
by Heidi Whitten
Autism Action Partnership funds The Circle of Friends social skills program that is in over 220 schools throughout Nebraska. This is just one of the many programs funded and events that the foundation provides to help improve the lives of persons on the autism spectrum. I know we have seen how Circle of a friends has helped our son and encourage you to consider donating during Omaha Gives on May 23 to help this foundation continue providing its many great programs and events!
Goal: $250.00
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Our Family - Support Autism Society Nebraska - Omaha
by Ember Walker
Autism Society of Nebraska - Omaha Support Network isn't just an organization to me, my friends or my family. It has become our village, our 'tribe'; our family. Surrounded by families who get it, who have been there, or will be there, or have entirely different experiences and still stand by you, still have your back on the bad days and jump up and cheer on the good days - no words can explain that support. While participating in ASN Omaha events over the years, my TWO boys have learned how to ride back through ASN Omaha's participation in iCan Bike Camp. They've learned to jump rope, do proper situps, how to bowl, golf, and even learned how to take turns appropriately through ASN Omaha's Rec Club! They've got to spend one on one time with Santa at ASN Omaha's Sensory Santa event every year. Where there are no lines, no loud noises, toys and fidgets for them to do while they're waiting to see Santa. I've got pictures that show the progression of my youngest to sitting a good foot away from Santa, to the next year, he sat next to him, the following photo Santa had his arm around him - even though he was leaning away. The following photo, he's now leaned into Santa, and smiling! That would NEVER happen in a mall setting, and my son would have never met Santa as a child, while it still matters. I could go on and on about the things ASN Omaha has allowed my children and so many other's children to do but, the point is, they do a LOT and they do a lot of this for us, for a seriously reduced rate, or for FREE. More often than not, eating the total cost of an opportunity they provided for our families. How can you repay that? How do you repay a genuine smile at a stranger? How do you repay watching your 9-year-old go from just learning how to ride a bike in July and then in August, he's on a motorbike! How do you repay, watching your 13-year-old, who you were told would be profoundly disabled as a baby, who's been in PT (physical therapy) his entire life, be one of the first kids at iCan Bike Camp up on two wheels - a real bicycle?! I was a volunteer at that event and truth be told, I literally broke down in tears while my friend and a fellow volunteer held me up. How can you repay watching your son, who has spent over a decade in PT trying to do a regular situp, finally accomplish it?! How do you replay the moment you see your normally self-contained son, connect with another boy over something. A moment so many other parents take for granted? You can't put a price on those moments. All you can do is offer to help the organization and the people who made these moments possible. So, I'm asking for a little help now from all of you. Even if it's just $10, every bit of that money stays here in Nebraska. Every bit of that goes towards helping us give these moments and so, so many more moments I haven't listed here, to another family. To another single mom, to another child who's not going to typically have these opportunities to do these things. As we grow here in Omaha, so do our opportunities to provide new experiences and lessons for our families and loved ones with autism. That unfortunately, as you know, isn't cheap by any means. As time goes on, costs rise and the new statistics that state 1 in 59 children have autism is on the rise too. So, please help me - help us - to give back to an organization that have become our family, that will become someone else's family.
Goal: $200.00
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Improving the Lives of People Right Here in Our Community
by Kevin Mahler
Dear Friends, I have worked with Autism Society of Nebraska for more than eight months now and in that time, I have learned a lot and been inspired by the work that our volunteers do to help create a Nebraska that is understanding, accepting, and inclusive of people on the autism spectrum. Right here in Omaha, amazing work is being done and I hope you will consider supporting this work on Omaha Gives! Day, which is Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (please pardon formatting, it's out of my control on this page :)) Autism is often described in medical terms, but the way it affects the lives of people in Nebraska every day is felt on a social, emotional, and personal level. People affected by autism - whether they are on the autism spectrum themselves or a family member or caregiver of a person on the autism spectrum - often report feeling isolated and frustrated by a greater society which is not always inclusive of all people. The programs and services offered by Autism Society of Nebraska (ASN) Omaha Support Network forge community and help empower and enfranchise people affected by autism. Our volunteers help our clients as they seek to pursue the same things in life as their peers who are not affected by autism. While many medical, behavioral, and alternative treatment options exist for people on the autism spectrum in the Omaha area, ASN Omaha Support Network's unique contribution is its ability to offer barrier-free access to peer-to-peer support groups. Additionally, ASN Omaha Support Network offers corresponding low-cost or no-cost events designed especially for individuals on the autism spectrum and their family members. When you support Autism Society of Nebraska through Omaha Gives, you support Omaha-area programming, such as: >>> Omaha Support Network Groups (such as the Toddlers Meetup, the Elementary School Age Kids/Parents Meetings, the Teen Zone group, the Adults on the Spectrum Group, and Moms Night Out), which provide peer-to-peer support for people affected by autism. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ >>> Special Events that build community in a world that is becoming increasingly isolated. Families affected by autism need opportunities to gather in friendly places to share their experiences and connect with people who experience the same things. Examples include Sensory Santa in November/December, the Valentine's Day Dance, Autism Pride Day, and the Fourth of July Party. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ >>> Summer Rec Club, which provides guided athletic activities and movement opportunities for children, teens, and young adults on the autism spectrum during the summer months. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ >>> iCan Bike Camp, which uses a special curriculum and fleet of equipment to teach children on the autism spectrum (and other children who are affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities) how to ride a bike, obtaining an important skill that they can carry with them for life, promoting avenues to physical and mental health, as well as independent transportation. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ >>> Information and referral services for people in the Omaha area that are newly diagnosed or facing challenges that need to be addressed by dialogue with another person who has had similar experiences. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ On a larger scale, Autism Society of Nebraska serves Nebraskans affected by autism through education, information & referral services, legislative advocacy, direct support "Enrichment Grants," and community-building support network groups. Autism Society of Nebraska has a presence in Omaha, Lincoln, Grand Island, North Platte, Norfolk, and Scottsbluff. Autism Society of Nebraska seeks to help foster a statewide culture of inclusion, where people affected by autism have a voice and a chance to opportunities that are available to neurotypical people. Everyone at some point has felt alone and isolated. Like no one understands the unique circumstances of their lives. Like the world is going on without them, even though they want to be a part of it. Please consider a gift to the ASN Omaha Support Network today and help to improve the lives of people right here in our community. _______________________________________________________________________________________ Check out our other cheer pages: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ LINK: https://www.omahagives.org/index.php?section=organizations&action=listOrgCampaigns&fwID=935 // _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ This year, two generous families have offered to MATCH the first $2,000 donated to ASN via Omaha Gives this year. Give early to ensure your gift is matched!
Goal: $1,000.00
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Give to Autism Society of Nebraska
by Annette Wolfe
When you support Autism Society of Nebraska through Omaha Gives, you help foster the education initiatives, information and referral services, community-building support networks, and advocacy efforts that make our community more inclusive of people of all abilities. ASN is volunteer fueled and volunteer run! Your donation today is needed more than ever before!
Goal: $100.00
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Building Our Village
by Shawn Neff
Everyone says that it takes a village to raise a child. Sadly, those with special needs often end up on the outskirts of town where there is less sensory stimulation. This means that our families often miss out on all the strength that comes from being part of that village. Thanks to the Autism Society of Nebraska - Omaha Support Network our family has been able spread our wings (in the suburbs) and gain the confidence necessary to venture into the heart of the village with success! JP was diagnosed with Autism when he was 3 years old. He loves making movies and offered to make a video explaining why the Autism Society has been important to him and his family.
Goal: $200.00
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Autism and Independence
by Laurie Halpenny
This is a HUGE first people! The Dude wanted to hang out with OTHER kids! He even shunned me and didn't want me around! Yes, he wanted an adult to be present, so he asked another parent to follow him and the boys around Vala's. These are baby steps, but these are big baby steps. Thanks to the Autism Society Nebraska Omaha Support Network for making this possible.
Goal: $50.00
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