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Published by Midlands Business Journal: November 13, 2020

United Way of the Midlands has awarded $500,842 on behalf of the Ellen C. Karnett Trust. Karnett Trust funding is directed to local programs that focus on the care, education and training of children up to age 21 with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers. The following programs will be receiving a two-year grant from the Trust: Book Club, 011ie Webb Center; Growth Opportunities for Apartment Living Success, Sheltering Tree; Health, Education and Law Project, Legal Aid of Nebraska; Life Skills Training Program, HETRA; Partnership for Autism Career Employment Program, Autism Action Partnership; Work Experience — Virtual, Goodwill; and Work Incentives Planning and Assistance for Transition-Age Youth, Easter Seals.

UScellular has donated several new technology tools to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands to help club staff support their members. The tools include adding production studios in four clubs to aid virtual programming. This will help the club offer a mix of in-person and virtual programming during the 2020-21 school year and make it easier to communicate with kids, teachers and parents. The donation totaled $8,000. Earlier this year, UScellular donated $325,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs COVID-19 Relief Fund, $10,000 of which directly supported youth in the Omaha metro area.

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