Support UNO, UNMC causes during Omaha Gives on May 22
Posted: Mon, May 13, 2019
Omaha Gives, the seventh annual 24-hour charitable challenge in Omaha, is set for May 22, 2019. The giving begins at midnight, and hourly drawings and prizes make your donations go further.
Causes at the university's two campuses in Omaha stand to benefit from your support during this event.
Maverick Food Pantry at the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Today, more than 200 U.S. colleges operate food pantries, as food insecurity is becoming more evident on campuses nationwide. UNO is no exception.
Since UNO opened the Maverick Food Pantry in 2013, it has distributed nearly 10,000 pounds of food to currently enrolled UNO students and members of the UNO community who are in need. This critical assistance includes nutritionally balanced food packages containing approximately two days’ worth of non-perishable food items.
Every gift through Omaha Gives increases the chances that UNO will also receive matching dollars made available by the event's sponors and benefactors.
SHARING Clinics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center
Those inspired to benefit the University of Nebraska Medical Center during Omaha Gives are encouraged to make a gift to help the UNMC SHARING Clinics.
SHARING Clinics is a longtime community health care services program operated by students. The faculty and students involved are volunteers at four clinics dedicated to primary health care, STI testing, primary care for Type 2 diabetes and vision care.
For every $1 donated, $8 in medical services is provided and enables UNMC to provide high-quality, low-cost health care and human services.
Gifts to the UNMC SHARING Clinics during Omaha Gives also help UNMC take advantage of available matching support made posible by the event's sponsors and benefactors.
About Omaha Gives
Omaha Gives is a year-round online giving platform organized by the Omaha Community Foundation to grow philanthropy in Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie counties. Each year, there is a 24-hour online giving event in May to celebrate nonprofits.
This year's giving day will take place on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The goal is to inspire the community to come together for 24-hours to give as much as possible to support the work of public 501(c)(3) nonprofits in the metro area.
The minimum donation is $10 and there is no maximum. Prizes, Challenge Funds, and Incentive Funds amplify charitable donations to make each dollar go further.