Take your hat off. (It’s for a good cause.)

When it comes to making our town a better place to live, we all wear many hats, and we all have a role to play. YOU can make a difference by simply sharing a photo of yourself taking off a hat and local sponsors will donate $1 towards families in need.

Let’s come together to raise $25,000 for individuals in need in our metro!

Step 1

Take a photo of yourself taking off a hat. Get creative!

Step 2

Post it to social media and use the hashtag #HatsOff4UnitedWay. Tag United Way of the Midlands and your agency or company too!

Step 3

Challenge others to do the same so we can raise $25,000 for our community!

Rules:

*Posts should be made on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. 

*If your account is set to private, you’ll need to post publicly for it to be tracked and counted. 

#HatsOff4UnitedWay Examples

Need help thinking of ideas? We've got you covered! Keep scrolling to see how you can participate in #HatsOff4UnitedWay.
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Hat Ideas

Use your favorite sports team hat, whatever you wear for work or something just plain silly in your #HatsOff4UnitedWay photo or video.
Hard Hat
Graduation Cap
Sun Hat
Baseball Cap
Sports Hat
Pilot Hat
Party Hat
Holiday Hat

Social Media Post Language

See below for inpsiring posts you can share along with your selfie.

For Anyone

  • I’m sharing this photo to raise $1 for local programs that provide basic needs like food, shelter, healthcare and domestic violence services! You can join me by using the hashtag #HatsOff4UnitedWay and local companies will donate to United Way of the Midlands!
  • I’m sharing this photo to raise $1 for local education programs that provide mentoring and early childhood education, promote literacy and more! You can join me by using the hashtag #HatsOff4UnitedWay and local companies will donate to United Way of the Midlands!
  • I’m sharing this photo to raise $1 for local financial stability programs that provide job training, personal financing classes and post-secondary education! You can join me by using the hashtag #HatsOff4UnitedWay and local companies will donate to United Way of the Midlands!

For Nonprofits

  • You can make a difference for people like _______ (insert client name and story)! All you have to do is post a photo of yourself taking off a hat to social media and use the hashtag #HatsOff4UnitedWay. Local companies will then donate $1 to help support individuals in need in our community. [Image idea: photo of client taking off a hat, or a stock image]
  • We are taking off our hats to raise money for our community! __________ (insert statistic relevant to your work – i.e. “Did you know more than 100,000 people in our metro live in poverty?”) YOU can do something about that by posting a photo of yourself taking off a hat on social media and using the hashtag #HatsOff4UnitedWay! Local companies will then donate $1 back into our community. [Image idea: photo of your entire team or a team member taking off their hat]

For Companies

  • I am so proud to work at _________ (insert employer) where they encourage employees to give back! I’m taking off my hat to raise money for local families in need. Get involved by posting a photo of yourself taking off a hat on social media and use the hashtag #HatsOff4UnitedWay. Local companies will then donate $1 in your honor!
  • At _____________ (insert company name), we care about our community. That’s why we’re taking off our hats to raise money for local organizations that help families in need! We challenge you to post a photo of yourself taking off a hat on social media and use the hashtag #HatsOff4UnitedWay. Local companies will then donate $1 in your honor!

#HatsOff4UnitedWay

 

 

Thank you to these community members for supporting our neighbors in need!

Trevor Towey and crew, Omaha Fire Station 78
Jason Cavanaugh, Omaha Public Power District
Marlan Brown, Baker’s Supermarkets
Omaha Chamber of Commerce staff
Dr. Gordon-Simet, Think Whole Person Healthcare
Ava Ohlman, local cute kid, future World Cup winner

Thank you to our sponsors!

 

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