Selfless Selfishness


January 11, 2014 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Nonprofit, Omaha Magazine, People, Pets, Places, Recreation

A recent visit to the Nebraska Humane Society (NHS) found volunteer Chet Bressman deep into an adoption consultation with Sara Edwards, Amanda Hoffman, and a pup of questionable parentage named Nina. There had apparently just […]

Boxes of Cheer

January 5, 2014 · Posted In: Family, Galas, Health, Nonprofit, Omaha Magazine

Northwestern Mutual employees recently teamed with the Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Foundation to deliver 170 boxes of cheer to children suffering from cancer and other ailments. “Look, Mom, it’s a glow sword!” 5-year-old Sammy […]

Looking for Trouble

January 2, 2014 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Lifestyle, Nonprofit, People

“Eighty eastbound…four four nine…ten sixty two…occupied,” went the call over the radio. 60 Plus in Omaha was only a little more than a mile out from base in a ride-along with the volunteers of the […]

Multiply by 50

December 29, 2013 · Posted In: Education, Entertainment, Galas, Nonprofit, Omaha Magazine, People

Opportunity leads to success. Success opens the door for even greater opportunity. Such is the cycle of the American dream. But many youths across the Heartland face more adversity than opportunity. Poverty, suffering, and staggering […]

Heather Kirk

December 4, 2013 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Leaders, Nonprofit, People, Places

Alcohol addiction can seem like the Mount Everest of personal hurdles to overcome, something Heather Kirk knows well. The director of Santa Monica House, a halfway house for women in the Omaha area, describes the […]

Early Music Education


December 3, 2013 · Posted In: Education, Family, HerFamily, Music, Nonprofit

Most students are introduced to band and orchestra in the later years of their elementary education. But that doesn’t mean they have to wait until those years to begin learning how to play an instrument. […]

Heartland Family Service’s Salute to Families

November 23, 2013 · Posted In: Entertainment, Family, Galas, Lifestyle, Nonprofit, Omaha Magazine, People

Every year, Heartland Family Service honors families from Nebraska and Iowa with their Salute to Families Celebration during the annual Heartland Family Service Family Week. The local families are recognized for their strong family life, […]

Susan Koenig

Restoring Hearts Celebration

October 4, 2013 · Posted In: Galas, Nonprofit, Online Exclusive

In the spring of 2013, young men and women from Omaha Home for Boys programs spent 18 weeks learning, laughing, and collaborating on the restoration of MishMash, the Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail motorcycle rebuilt as part […]

Operation Christmas Child

September 24, 2013 · Posted In: HerFamily, Lifestyle, Nonprofit, People

Often, the effects of kind deeds go unseen. Who receives that donated coat? What food is purchased with that monetary donation? Whose life was impacted? Breanna Burklund, 17, a student at Millard South High School, […]


 
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