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Blue Collar Boxing

An Idea Was Born   When Mike McDonnell, President of the Omaha Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, first came to our CEO and President, Shawna Forsberg, with the idea for Blue Collar Boxing, she didn’t know quite what to think. Boxing? That was a little bit out of the...

Reflecting On 2019

Dear United Way of the Midlands Supporters, Here at United Way of the Midlands, we continuously reflect upon the meaning of the word “united.” We know the success of our work is tied to our community’s ability to come together and work toward a common...

GOOD on the Go

Hot off the presses from United Way of the Midlands: GOOD on the Go! GOOD on the Go is a new kind of volunteer opportunity, one where our team brings a fulfilling and impactful project straight to you. If you've been looking for a team-building volunteer project but...

A Look Inside: Why Family Matters

Learnings from our Most Recent Community Assessment In the midst of the holiday season, many people spend time reflecting on what they are grateful for. And for many, their family rises to the top of the list. This holds true for Danny, a single father...

A Look Inside: Behavioral Health

Learnings from our Most Recent Community Assessment Jack was a shy, quiet high school freshman who enjoyed playing Xbox, writing stories and learning random facts. He was a good student, earning A’s and B’s in all of his classes. But halfway through his...

Taking a Stand Against Suicide

Suicide is the 9th leading cause of death in the United States. In Nebraska, it’s the 8th. Earlier this month, members of Women United – a United Way of the Midlands’ affinity group – hosted a lunch and learn at Union Pacific to build awareness about the...

A Day at the Zoo

In March, flooding swept across Nebraska and Iowa, displacing more than 4,400 people in its wake. Many are still rebuilding their homes, lives and communities, and recovery efforts could continue for years. “It's still really hard because you know, of...

 

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