SHARE Omaha and Omaha Community Foundation Change the Landscape of Giving in the Omaha Community
We’re all probably familiar with the Omaha Community Foundation’s “Omaha Gives! Day of Giving” – over the last eight years $58 million has been raised for 1,000 local nonprofits. WOW!! Omaha Gives focused on one day of giving each year.
Sounds great, right? So what’s changing, and why?
While they’ve had a truly amazing run, Omaha Gives will be going away. Don’t worry, the Omaha Community Foundation isn’t going anywhere! They are using the time and energy that went into developing Omaha Gives and refocusing it on different ways to better help the Omaha community. Now, SHARE Omaha will be taking the lead as the Greater Omaha Area donation and volunteer platform. SHARE Omaha is a one stop shop for finding helpers to support in our community And for becoming one of them. How great is it that you can find all that at https://shareomaha.org/?
Hey! What Gives? I’ll miss Omaha Gives! Will there be another day of giving?
Absolutely! Giving back isn’t canceled. SHARE Omaha participates in the global generosity movement, Giving Tuesday! And it’s right around the corner. . . mark your calendar! This is their second year being a part of Giving Tuesday, promoting #GivingTuesday402 and #GivingTuesday712. We are excited to join in and grow this movement with them! GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. This global movement will take place this year on Tuesday, December 1st. Our Omaha metro area celebrates December 1 with #GivingTuesday402.
2020 has been a year unlike any other. We all share the challenges of 2020, and together we show our strength by giving – and doing – all we can for each other. Giving Tuesday – December 1 – is our day. We can harness the power of all, with ALL gifts and ALL ways of doing good. All hearts and hands will lift the Omaha metro for #GivingTuesday402.
With over 100 years of combining volunteer service and experience, the Junior League of Omaha is a 501(c)(3) organization of women committed to the women and children of the Omaha community. We focus on addressing one of Omaha’s most critical and unmet needs — hunger and access to healthy foods.
- According to the Food Research and Action Center, Nebraska is 7th in the nation for food insecurity.
- 1 in 6 Nebraska children struggle with hunger (Map the Meal Gap 2019).
- 4 in 10 people living below the poverty line in the Omaha Metro worry they may run out of food (The Landscape Omaha).
- 75% of students in Omaha Public Schools qualify for free or reduced lunch (The Landscape Omaha).
No one in Omaha should go hungry. You can provide their next meal. Will you help?
You can give early by visiting the Junior League of Omaha’s SHARE Omaha account here; enter GIVINGTUESDAY402 as your donation code to have your gift count towards the Giving Tuesday totals.
You can learn more about the Junior League of Omaha and about participating in upcoming, COVID-19 friendly volunteer opportunities here.
We can’t wait to see the power of ALL. Find your good with the Junior League of Omaha.