This is Luis

With help from our donors, his family found support after he and his twin sister experienced neglect and other traumas. Now, he’s a vibrant toddler who understands how to control his emotions and even helps his classmates use coping mechanisms when they are upset. Learn more about Luis’ story and consider supporting education programs like the one he benefitted from today.

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DAY OF ACTION

Don’t let this story end without you. Sign up before registration closes and become a reading buddy for a local student. Go on an amazing reading adventure, make memories and help prevent summer slide by taking an hour or two of your time to make a BIG impact!

ROCK OUT TO READ

Are you ready to rock out for a cause? Join us on June 20th at The Waiting Room Lounge for a benefit show for our local Book Trust program! Thank you so much to our sponsors and to NoteWorthy for coordinating band and venue details.

SHARE OUR TABLE FOOD SUMMIT

Friday, June 28th at MCC South

Join us for the launch of Share Our Table, a collective effort to address community food insecurity in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro, at the Share Our Table Food Summit. The result of a two-year, multi-sector planning process convened by United Way of the Midlands, Share Our Table is an opportunity for everyone who works to improve access to healthy foods to join forces.

BILL PROVIDES STATE FUNDING FOR 211 HELPLINE

The 2-1-1 Helpline will now be empowered to serve Nebraska residents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and respond to emergency and disaster services. We are so thankful to our board members, corporate and nonprofit partners, Senator Mike McDonnell and other Nebraska United Ways for their support throughout this legislative process!

#THATKINDOFTOWN

The idea of quality checking 550 literacy kits might not sound like a good time to you, but it sure did to these fabulous AirForce members! They made sure all materials were accounted for in reading bags that students who participate in Day of Action will receive, which include books, fun activities, a library calendar and more. Thank you so much to the 595th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron from Offutt Air Force Base!

If you have been impacted by the flooding and are in need of assistance, please call 2-1-1, text your zip code to 898211 or click here to view our most recent resource list.

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People you may never meet, yet you want to know they have the tools and opportunities to build a better life for themselves and their families.

 

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