Article published by Midlands Business Journal

Children’s Hospital Medical Center awarded 10 regional nonprofit organizations
with a Preventing Childhood Obesity Community Grant of $25,000.

Grant recipients include:
Boys Girls Clubs of the Midlands, Get Fit Initiative; CEDARS Youth Services, Growing Healthy Kids Bodies and Minds; Families in Action, Healthy Living Resource Guide/La Guia de Familias en Accion para La Vida Sana; Family Service, Raising Healthy Children: Its Marathon Not Sprint; Harrison County Home and Public Health, Increasing Peer and Professional Support for Breastfeeding Mothers in Harrison County; Latino Center of the Midlands, Club de Nifios Saludables; Nebraska Appleseed, Fighting Child Hunger in Nebraska: Summer Meals Toolkit and Advocacy; One World Community Health Centers, Early Childhood Help for Overweight/Obesity; Sarpy/Cass Health Department, Improving Community Breastfeeding Support in Sarpy and Cass Counties; and University of Nebraska -Lincoln Extension, Dodge County, Are You In?

The Women’s Center for Advancement was awarded $216,200 grant from United Way of the Midlands. The WCA helps any person experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault continue to have access to critical
safety services and long-term self-sufficiency services. Self-sufficiency services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault focus on the unique neels of WCA clients. Career coaching, workshop and financial literacy classes are few of the mcial programs available.

The Omaha Home for Boys Back to School Suppy Drive is taking place July 22 through Aug 5. The drive is aimed at collecting school swplies and college essentials for
the young mm and women at the home. The most highly reeded items include backpacks, twin XL bedding and dorm life essentials. Donations cal be dropped off at Omaha Home for Boys, Smith Administration Building, 4343 N. 52nd St.