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The “Fill the Shelves” Literacy Kit Fundraiser is hosted in celebration of Read Across America Day by the United Way of the Midlands’ Emerging Leaders.

With COVID-19, local students need books at home more than ever. Your $20 gift helps #FillTheShelves of a child’s at-home library by purchasing a literacy kit with books, activities and more!


Be a health hero! People impacted by life-altering health diagnoses need your help. By making a gift on Health Hero Giving Day, hosted by United Way of the Midlands and the Combined Health Agencies Drive, you can provide them with the hope and support they need to navigate difficult health challenges.

United Way of the Midlands has been a proud partner of Combined Health Agencies Drive since 1987.


ACT today to STRENGTHEN tomorrow.

We are inviting YOU to reach out a helping hand and support local partner organizations who are on the frontlines of COVID-19 on Day of Action, a community-wide giving day on April 8th.

On Day of Action, you can make a donation to a participating partner organization of your choice and sign up for a volunteer project taking place in April, which is National Volunteer Month.

Thanks to our amazing Day of Action sponsors, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, Facebook and FNBO, 100% of your gift on April 8, 2021 will go directly to participating partner organizations. 

Meet the local agencies that are stepping up to serve others during the pandemic by exploring our “This Is What Action Looks Like” gallery today.

Investing Your Dollars in a Circle of Support

Everything that happens at United Way begins with YOU.

Explore the nonprofit programs your generous gift is helping fund across the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro.

*New! 2020-2021 Investments*

Save the Date: United Way Invites Community to Give Back on “Day of Action” on April 8

For Immediate Release: February 22, 2021 Save the Date: United Way Invites Community to Give Back on “Day of Action” on April 8 To support United Way of the Midlands’ (UWM) partner organizations on...

Health Hero Giving Day

YOU can be a health hero on Health Hero Giving Day, February 24, 2021!   People impacted by life-altering health diagnoses need your help. By making a gift on Health Hero Giving Day, hosted by...

Why We Love the 211 Helpline

The pandemic has brought about many challenges to our community. Many of our neighbors are having trouble meeting basic needs. But the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro helps one another, and one of the...

A Guide to Rental and Mortgage Assistance through 211

Housing assistance has been a prominent need among our community during the pandemic. In 2020, United Way of the Midlands received over 1,100 applications for rent and mortgage assistance. With...

A Guide to Contacting the 211 Helpline

On average the 211 Helpline can receive over 273 phone calls a day. With this many phone calls, the 211 Team wants to make sure they are serving as many community members as possible and efficiently...

Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021: 5 New Things about the 211 Helpline

These lesser-known frontline community heroes are connecting people impacted by COVID-19 to assistance, 24/7. Our 211 Helpline specialists were community heroes in 2020—a resource for nearly 180,000...

Bringing an Amazon Smile to Our Neighbors’ Faces:

Learn how your purchases through Amazon Smile can help benefit your neighbors in need Amazon Smile was founded in 2013. The site has the same functions as the Amazon site but gives 0.5% of your...

10 Ways to Gift Hope This Season

When you give to United Way this holiday season, you gift hope to your neighbors in need. Whether it's $5 or $100, your gift makes a huge difference because it is combined with so many other...

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