My Gift of Hope

When you give to United Way, you gift hope.

Will you provide hope for a neighbor in need?
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Provide meals for a family

  • $26 will feed 19 people.

  • $260 provides a warm meal and snack for 1 person all year.

How your donation supports food for families

United Way of the Midlands invests in 12 different nonprofit programs across the metro that provide healthy food and food in times of crisis, such as when someone is experiencing homelessness, domestic violence and disaster. Your dollars also support a community food security initiative called Share Our Table that aims to make sure all residents have access to nutritious food, that food is produced sustainably and that our metro can better address the root causes of hunger.

Here’s a list of local programs your donation supports:

 

  • City Sprouts, Inc.
    • Urban Farming Summer Internship
  • Latino Center of the Midlands
    • Nutrition and Well-Being Program
  • No More Empty Pots
    • The Community Market Basket
  • Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands
    • Basic Needs Health 18-20
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha
    • Neighborhood Centers
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha
    • Catholic Charities Senior Centers
  • Completely KIDS
    • Weekend Food Program
  • Heart Ministry Center
    • Food Pantry
  • Heartland Hope Mission
    • Hunger and Homeless Prevention Program
  • Siena/Francis House
    • Meal Program
  • The Salvation Army
    • Area Feeding Programs
  • Together, Inc.
    • Nutrition Education

Help someone find safe housing

  • $26 provides 8 meals for shelter clients.

  • $260 provides 1 day of shelter for 21 people.

How your donation helps families find stable housing

United Way of the Midlands invests in 10 different nonprofit programs across the metro that support individuals experiencing difficult circumstances such as job loss, homelessness, substance abuse, neglect and more to find shelter and housing.

Here’s a list of local programs your donation supports:

 

  • Child Saving Institute, Inc.
    • Emergency Shelter Services
  • MICAH House
    • Emergency Shelter Services
  • New Visions
    • Homeless Services
  • Siena/Francis House
    • Emergency Shelter Program
  • Stephen Center
    • Homeless Engagement and Diversion
  • Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc.
    • Pathways to Prosperity
  • Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition Inc.
    • Eagle Heights Transitional Living Program
  • Omaha Home for Boys
    • Jacobs’ Place Transitional Living Program – Crisis Intervention
  • Siena/Francis House
    • Rehousing and Reintegration Services Program
  • The Salvation Army
    • Residential Housing Programs

Make sure children and adults receive quality health care

  • $26 provides 1 pediatric oral exam.

  • $260 provides 1 health physical for an individual who hasn’t had a primary care doctor in years.

How your donation supports people's health

United Way of the Midlands invests in 9 different nonprofit programs across the metro that support individuals to live happier, healthier lives by providing access to physical health services and professionals.

Here’s a list of local programs your donation supports:

 

  • Charles Drew Health Center
    • Mobile Dental Unit
  • Community Alliance Rehabilitation Services
    • Crossroads to Health & Recovery
  • HELP Adult Services
    • Health & Medical Equipment Program
  • Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance
    • Project AIR
  • OneWorld Community Health Centers, Inc.
    • Community Clinics Care for Children
  • OneWorld Community Health Centers, Inc.
    • Health Outreach and Access for Refugee, Immigrant and Minority Populations
  • OneWorld Community Health Centers, Inc.
    • Health Supportive Services
  • Visiting Nurse Association
    • Home Health Aide
  • Visiting Nurse Association
    • Home Health Care

Support a parent to be successful

  • $26 provides a brush, book and bed kit to help establish a child’s nighttime routine.

  • $520 provides postpartum assessment home visits for 3 families.

How your donation supports family success

United Way of the Midlands invests in 7 different nonprofit programs across the metro that focus on educating parents to ensure their child’s success from the very beginning.

Here’s a list of local programs your donation supports:

 

  • Child Saving Institute, Inc.
    • Parenting Program
  • Father Flanagan’s Boys Home
    • Boys Town of Iowa’s In-Home Family Services
  • Heartland Family Service
    • Community Education
  • Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska
    • Centers for Healthy Families
  • Nebraska Children’s Home Society
    • Home Visitation – Healthy Families America
  • Visiting Nurse Association
    • Maternal and Infant Home Health Care
  • Visiting Nurse Association
    • Maternal Child Community Home Visitation

Support a survivor of domestic violence

  • $26 provides a safe ride for a survivor to access appointments, groups and classes.

  • $520 covers two weeks of shelter and support services for a woman fleeing abuse.

How your donation helps families escape domestic violence

United Way of the Midlands invests in 4 different nonprofit programs across the metro that support suviviors of domestic violence and their families to leave dangerous situations and stay safe.

Here’s a list of local programs your donation supports:

 

  • Catholic Charities Diocese of Des Moines Council Bluffs
    • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha
    • Domestic Violence Services – The Shelter
  • Heartland Family Service
    • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program
  • Women’s Center for Advancement
    • Domestic Abuse/Sexual Assault Safety Services

Help a local student learn vital life skills

  • $26 provides one month of after school snacks for 28 students.

  • $520 provides STEM education and activities for 52 children.

How your donation helps students excel in school and life

United Way of the Midlands invests in 8 different nonprofit programs across the metro that support local students out-of-school to achieve their academic goals, develop positive behaviors and develop their life skills.

Here’s a list of local programs your donation supports:

 

  • Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands
    • Education Support 18-20
  • Completely KIDS
    • Maximizing Academic Readiness through a Multigenerational Approach
  • Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska
    • Outreach
  • Girls Incorporated of Omaha
    • The Girls Inc. Experience
  • Heartland Family Service
    • Solomon Girls Center
  • Hope Center for Kids, Inc.
    • The Hope Employment and Learning Academies
  • Kids Can Community Center
    • Out-of-School Programs
  • YMCA of Greater Omaha
    • Out-of-School Time

Help someone access mental health services

  • $26 pays for 1 group therapy session for shelter clients.

  • $260 pays for 1 individual and 1 family therapy session for someone who has experienced trauma and sexual abuse.

How your donation supports people's mental health

United Way of the Midlands invests in 10 different nonprofit programs across the metro that support individuals to live happier, healthier lives by providing access to mental health services and professionals.

Here’s a list of local programs your donation supports:

 

  • Charles Drew Health Center
    • School-Based Intervention
  • Child Saving Institute, Inc.
    • Child and Adolescent Therapy
  • Community Alliance Rehabilitation Services
    • Peer Support Shelter Initiative
  • Completely KIDS
    • Mental Health Services
  • Heartland Family Service
    • Professional Counseling – Behavioral Health
  • Jewish Federation of Omaha
    • Mental Health Care and Counseling
  • Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc.
    • Behavioral Health Programs
  • Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc.
    • RSafe Therapies
  • OneWorld Community Health Centers, Inc.
    • Integrated Health Care for Uninsured Adults
  • The Salvation Army – NE
    • Community Counseling and Wellspring Program

Support an adult to find employment and achieve stability

  • $26 provides study materials for an adult enrolled in an English as a Second Language class.

  • $520 covers training and certification for a young adult to become a Certified Nursing Assistant.

How your donation help individuals achieve stability

United Way of the Midlands invests in 6 different nonprofit programs across the metro that support individuals to enhance their employment and help power our economy.

Here’s a list of local programs your donation supports:

 

  • Collective for Youth
    • Train to Gain
  • Defy Ventures Nebraska
    • Post-Release Program
  • Latino Center of the Midlands
    • Adult Basic Education
  • Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc.
    • Refugee Education and Employment Program, Careers and Connections
  • Urban League of Nebraska, Inc.
    • Employment and Career Services
  • Women’s Center for Advancement
    • Domestic Abuse/Sexual Assault Self Sufficiency Services

Giving Option Information

  1. Online. Please donate through the donation form at the bottom of this page. You can also give online by texting MYGIFTOFHOPE to 41444.
  2. Checks or cash. You can mail a check or stop by and see us at our office at 2201 Farnam St., Ste. 200, Omaha, NE, 68102. Please call 402-342-8232 or email support@uwmidlands.org if you have questions. Our office is closed December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st.
  3. Gift in Stocks. Make your gift sustainable through your stock portfolio. United Way of the Midlands uses StockCross Financial to process stock contributions. To give securities, please visit our Stock Contributions page.
  4. All donations to United Way of the Midlands are tax-deductible as allowed by law. For donations made online, you will receive a confirmation email. For gifts made over $250, you will receive a thank you letter in the mail. Both serve as a receipt for your tax-deductible contribution.
  5. Please reach out to your tax preparer for guidance on the benefits of itemizing your deductions.

 

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