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Boys Town

October 20, 2017 by

The Big Give was published in the September/October 2017 edition of Omaha Magazine. To view this sponsored content as it was printed, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/omahamagazine_1017_2_125/72

MISSION STATEMENT

Changing the way America cares for children, families and communities by providing and promoting an Integrated Continuum of Care® that instills Boys Town values to strengthen body, mind and spirit.

BACKGROUND

Since 1917, Boys Town has given thousands of at-risk girls and boys the love, support and education they need to succeed. Every day, abused and neglected children and broken and struggling families find help at Boys Town. The care Boys Town provides is uniquely effective because it is driven by our unwavering belief that every child and every family has the potential to succeed, regardless of their circumstances. When Boys Town saves a child, the positive effects ripple through the community, contributing to greater progress for society as a whole.

BRAG LINES

  •  Boys Town is celebrating 100 years as a leader in child and family care.
  •  In 2016, Boys Town served 508,817 children across the country.
  •  Crisis Counselors at the Boys Town National Hotline® prevented more than 450 suicide attempts last year.
  •  Boys Town programs and services touch the lives of more than 2 million people nationwide every year.
  •  Boys Town conducts applied research that focuses on understanding the problems children and families face in today’s world and identifying the most effective ways to help them.

PAY IT FORWARD

You can help a child break free from the cycle of abuse and neglect and enter adulthood prepared to succeed. Get involved and help spread the word—Boys Town kids are everywhere. They are teachers, parents, engineers, and artists. Given a second chance, they have triumphed. Now Boys Town needs your support to continue the amazing work our organization does every day—and has been doing for 100 years.

WISH LIST

  • Monetary donations
  • Trade Life SM aftercare program donations
  • School supplies
  • Backpacks

UPCOMING EVENTS

Boys Town National Hotline: Fine Wine and Hors D’oeuvres Fundraiser
Oct. 12, 2017

Boys Town National Research Hospital®: Pure Inspiration Art Exhibit & Food-Wine Pairing Event
Oct. 19, 2017

Community Event: Christmas Family Festival
Dec. 9, 2017

Youth Athletic Program: Booster Banquet
May 1, 2018

BOYS TOWN

14100 Crawford St. Boys Town, NE 68010

402-498-1490

boystown.org

Bellevue Public Schools Foundation

October 13, 2017 by

The Big Give was published in the September/October 2017 edition of Omaha Magazine. To view this sponsored content as it was printed, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/omahamagazine_1017_2_125/70

MISSION STATEMENT

Bellevue Public Schools Foundation partners with the community to provide financial support otherwise not available to help enhance educational opportunities for the students and staff of the district.

BACKGROUND

Bellevue Public Schools Foundation relies on contributions from the community, staff, alumni, and others to expand what is possible for Bellevue Public Schools. Earned income pieces like Kids’ Time before- and-after-school daycare and the internal operations of the BPS Lied Activity Center help cover overhead expenses and currently offer the opportunity for 100 percent of donor dollars to directly fund programs and services.

BRAG LINES

  • Since January of 2016, the Bellevue Public Schools Foundation has awarded:
  • more than $55,000 in Classroom Innovation Grants
  • $24,000 in Student Scholarships
  • nearly $12,000 in National Academic Trip Assistance
  • nearly $3,000 to Operation Read Quiz Bowl Challenge
  • nearly $4,500 to Bellevue’s 8-12 Spring Choral Festival
  • more than $3,000 toward Bellevue Alumni Association assistance
  • more than $85,500 in a variety of student, teacher, district, and community supports

PAY IT FORWARD

Thanks to sponsors, donors,
and volunteers, Bellevue Public Schools Foundation is able to provide widespread support to Bellevue’s growing needs in education. A favorite win-win is being able to promote people and businesses as event sponsors— either for the Purple Apple Gala in the fall or the Community Breakfast in the spring. Other opportunities to show support throughout the year include the BPSF Annual Campaign, Giving Tuesday, and Omaha Gives.

WISH LIST

  • Donors of unrestricted funds are always at the top of the BPSF Wish List!
  • Gala sponsors for the BPS Foundation Purple Apple Gala
  • Auction items for the BPS Foundation Purple Apple Gala
  • Volunteers for the BPS Foundation Purple Apple Gala
  • Sponsors for the BPS Foundation Community Breakfast
  • Volunteers for the BPS Foundation Community Breakfast
  • Office Volunteers

UPCOMING EVENTS

BPS Foundation Purple Apple Gala Oct. 26, 2017

BPS Foundation Community Breakfast April 19, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

2820 Arboretum Drive Suite 603 Bellevue, NE 68005
402-293-4000
bellevuepublicschoolsfoundation.org

Ballet Nebraska

October 6, 2017 by

The Big Give was published in the September/October 2017 edition of Omaha Magazine. To view this sponsored content as it was printed, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/omahamagazine_1017_2_125/70

MISSION STATEMENT

Ballet Nebraska provides enrichment through quality professional dance performances, educational programs, and community outreach.

BACKGROUND

Ballet Nebraska’s talented professional dancers hail from around the nation and abroad, making the Midwest their home to share the excitement of dance with others. Through the company’s expressive performing artists, acclaimed choreographers, and skilled teachers, Ballet Nebraska plays a key role in the cultural vitality of the region.

BRAG LINES

  • Founded by visionary artistic director Erika Overturff
  • The Nutcracker attracts 7,000 mainstage viewers
  • Outreach programs attract an additional 7,500 students
  • Coming season highlights Broadway superstar Ann Reinking to stage a Bob Fosse medley for its fall Momentum
  • Spring performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Repertoire includes Swan Lake, Giselle, and Valse Fantaisie
  • Outreach tickets and learning opportunities for 1,000 underserved
  • Partnerships with 23 social service agencies
  • Collaborations with other leading organizations

PAY IT FORWARD

  • Ballet Nebraska is a 501(c)3 non- profit organization.
  • Become a season subscriber
  • Donate as an individual or corporation
  • Become a sponsor
  • Join the Ballet Nebraska Guild
  • Attend a performance
  • Partner with the company to bring dance to your audience
  • Follow Ballet Nebraska on social media for updates and news

WISH LIST

  • Season sponsorships
  • Production sponsorships
  • Education and outreach sponsorships
  • Artist, costume, and scenic sponsorships
  • Individual donations
  • In-kind donations
  • Guild volunteers

UPCOMING EVENTS

Ballet Nebraska presents Momentum: Fosse Style!
Oct. 20 and 22, 2017

The Nutcracker Gala

Dec. 1, 2017

The Nutcracker

Nov. 19, and Dec. 2 and 3, 2017

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

May 5 and 6, 2018

 

 

 

 

BALLET NEBRASKA
P.O. Box 6413 Omaha, NE 68106
402-541-6946
balletnebraska.org

Assistance League

September 29, 2017 by

The Big Give was published in the September/October 2017 edition of Omaha Magazine. To view this sponsored content as it was printed, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/omahamagazine_1017_2_125/68

MISSION STATEMENT

Assistance League volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs.

BACKGROUND

Assistance League of Omaha is an all-volunteer organization serving Omaha since 1974.
The organization returns 100 percent of proceeds (after expenses) to the community through its philanthropic programs.

BRAG LINES

The organization has achieved Platinum level in GuideStar. ALO received a 2017 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. Their signature programs include: » Operation School Bell®

» Operation Recovery
» ACT/PSAT Review Sessions » Assault Survivor Kits®
» Operation Teen Parent
» Operation Bear Hug
» Operation Literacy

PAY IT FORWARD

There are many ways you can support Assistance League’s work:

  • Become a member and use your time and talent to support ALO’s philanthropic programs
  • Provide a monetary donation—$85 clothes one schoolchild
  • Attend the Christmas Caravan and Preview Party
  • Support the Assistance League Thrift Shop with your donations and patronage

WISH LIST

» Monetary donations

» Volunteers

» Tax deductible donations of housewares, adult clothing, and accessories to the Thrift Shop

» Books for young children

» Printing services

UPCOMING EVENTS

Operation School Bell
Oct. 3 – 15, 2017

Christmas Caravan Preview Party
Nov. 1, 2017

Christmas Caravan
Nov. 2, 2017

Style Show
April 10, 2018

ASSISTANCE LEAGUE® OF OMAHA

3569 Leavenworth St. Omaha, NE 68105-1907

402-342-4288

alomaha.org

 

Angels Among Us

September 22, 2017 by

The Big Give was published in the September/October 2017 edition of Omaha Magazine. To view this sponsored content as it was printed, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/omahamagazine_1017_2_125/68

MISSION STATEMENT

Angels Among Us exists to provide financial and emotional support to families battling pediatric cancer who are living-in or being treated in Nebraska.

BACKGROUND

Angels Among Us started in 2006 by two women who wanted to give back after their own childhood cancer experience. In the last eleven years, Angels Among Us has assisted over 300 families with $1.3 million in support. Families are identified through the social work offices of Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine. Bills are paid directly to the identified creditor ensuring that funds are used for their intended purpose. Angels Among Us has assisted with mortgage and rent payment, car payments, utility bills, and more.

BRAG LINES

Yes, Angels Among Us supports families financially, but more importantly, Angels Among Us has helped more than 300 families read bedtime stories and play board games without the all- consuming worry of paying rent, insurance or utility bills. We are a community of people helping people. There is strength in numbers. There is also hope, help and monetary relief.

PAY IT FORWARD

There are so many good causes that could use your help.We understand that. But if you could give a cancer family just a little relief and allow them to worry less about where their mortgage, rent or utility money will come from – well then, would that tip the scale? Life isn’t fair. But with your help, life just got a little fairer. Doing good is, well, good. Doing good for others….well that makes you an angel.

WISH LIST

  • Fuzzy socks ages 3-19
  • Coloring books
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Small portable games
  • Gift cards for gas, fast food, coffee
  • Books for ages 1-19
  • Plastic expandable files
  • Cotton fabric to be used for journal covers
  • Small toys, puzzles

UPCOMING EVENTS

Angels Among Us Gala

Aug. 26, 2017

Wine Event at Flemings Steakhouse

Oct. 28, 2017

Angel Flix at Aksarben Cinema

Dec. 2, 2017

3516 N. 163rd Plaza Suite 3
Omaha, NE 68116 402-934-0999

myangelsamongus.org

American Red Cross

September 15, 2017 by

The Big Give was published in the September/October 2017 edition of Omaha Magazine. To view this sponsored content as it was printed, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/omahamagazine_1017_2_125/66

MISSION STATEMENT

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

BACKGROUND

For over 100 years the American Red Cross has served the Omaha metro in times of need, turning compassion into action through its strong network of volunteers, donors, and partners.

We provide comfort and care to those affected by home fires, severe weather, and local disasters. We serve members of our armed forces and their families. We provide first aid skills training, and we ensure that people everywhere have access to lifesaving blood and blood products.

BRAG LINES

American Red Cross provides nearly 40 percent of the US blood supply, making us the single largest supplier of blood in the nation.

Last year Red Cross volunteers served the Omaha metro by providing help, hope, and comfort to 274 families (715 individuals) who were affected by disasters.

PAY IT FORWARD

» Become a volunteer. It’s simple. Click on the volunteer segment of the website, or call 800-733-2767.

» Donate blood. There is always a need and each blood donation can save up to three lives. To make an appointment today, visit redcrossblood.org.

» Make a donation. An average of 91 cents of each dollar donated is invested in humanitarian services and programs. To make a $10 donation to Disaster Relief text the word REDCROSS to 90999, or visit the website.

WISH LIST

» Volunteers
» Blood donors
» Platelet Donors

UPCOMING EVENTS

Heroes in the Heartland

March 1, 2018

AMERICAN RED CROSS

2912 S. 80th Ave. Omaha, NE 68124

402-343-7700

redcross.org