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Leaders in the Community Inspiring Change

What is the Women United difference?

 Founded in 2008, Women United is a United Way of the Midlands (UWM) affinity group grounded in the idea that addressing the most critical local needs will lift up our community as a whole. We have a unique model of targeted educational and volunteer opportunities that assist our members in gaining deeper, first-hand knowledge of the issues that face our metropolitan area. 

Prepared with this heightened understanding of not only the needs, but the solutions, Women United members strengthen our community and make a positive difference through their investment in the work of UWM. 

Our Goal

 We are committed to exploring the issues our neighbors face, while supporting the human service responses that will make a positive impact on people’s lives and enhance the overall strength of our community. 

Our current aim is to ensure young students have everything they need to look and feel their best by purchasing and assembling personal care kits for them. 

Our Annual Impact




raised for Opportunity Youth


Opportunity Youth connected
to school or work

Why Engage?

When you make a qualifying gift to UWM, you’ll receive opportunities to…
Align with Women United members
to tackle community issues
Participate in exclusive events
and volunteer 
Attend educational and networking opportunities
Receive recognition and visibility
at key UWM events

Shine Bright – Good on the Go Care Kits for Kids

Women United’s Shine Bright – Good on the Go Care Kits for Kids will help thousands of local Kindergarten, 6th grade and 9th grade students who are lacking essential hygiene items regain their confidence and shine bright, achieving more in school and beyond. Shine Bright is a part of United Way’s GOOD on the Go – Care Kits for Kids, a fundraiser in partnership with Omaha Public Schools where Shine Bright Boxes will be provided to local students who need them most. A Shine Bright Box contains all the items kids need to feel good and succeed in the classroom and in life! To purchase a Shine Bright Box click here

To protect the privacy of students, kits will be discreetly distributed by social workers, school counselors and school nurses who have identified children in need of these items. 

Strengthen our community and make a positive difference by participating in our events throughout the year. Check out our website for an up-to-date list!
Social Opportunities

Membership Party
Come connect with other passionate women in the community and learn what Women United’s all about at our annual membership party!

Educational Opportunities

Mary E. Lopez Lunch & Learn Series
Explore a community-specific human service challenge at one of our three educational lunch-and-learn events throughout the year.

Bi-Annual Summit
Learn more about our current initiative and the results of your investments at this event.

Volunteer Opportunities

Join us as we participate in UWM’s community-wide signature volunteer events.

Purchase a Shine Bright Box Today!

How to Get Involved

There are a variety of ways for Women United members to actively participate in the group, such as holding a leadership role, heading up specific projects or working from home to promote the group. Some specific opportunities include the following —


  • Event planning: lunch & learns, member party, social events, annual events
  • Managing our membership list
  • Preparing newsletters and Facebook content

For more information or to express interest in getting involved, visit unitedwaymidlands.org/womenunited,
contact womenunited@uwmidlands.org or follow Women United on Facebook.


You can donate $1,500 and check the Women United box when you fill out the electronic or paper pledge form to join us!
To support Women United’s initiative, you can also choose to designate your funds to Opportunity Youth on our donation forms.


Just visit www.unitedwaymidlands.org/womenunited to make your $1,500 pledge and check the Women United box.

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