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Community Invited to Free Event Featuring Critically-Acclaimed Author, Chris Gardner

For Immediate Release: September 22, 2020 Community Invited to Free Event Featuring Critically-Acclaimed Author, Chris Gardner First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO), Facebook and United Way of the Midlands (UWM) have partnered to host “Unlock the Power Within You,” a...

Blue Collar Boxing Event Will Strengthen Local Community

The AFL-CIO and United Way of the Midlands will host their inaugural Blue Collar Boxing event on November 27, 2019 at the Baxter Arena beginning at 7 p.m. During Blue Collar Boxing, 22 labor union members will face off in the boxing ring. Proceeds from Blue Collar...

Save the Date: Blue Collar Boxing Charity Tournament

The AFL-CIO and United Way of the Midlands will host the first annual Blue Collar Boxing event on November 27, 2019 at the Baxter Arena beginning at 7 p.m. During Blue Collar Boxing, amateur boxers from eight local labor unions will face off in the boxing ring....

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From homeless to multimillionaire: Speaker to address Omaha event next week

A man who went from homeless single father to successful stock trader will speak next week as part of an event put on by the United Way of the Midlands.   Chris Gardner, whose autobiography “The Pursuit of Happyness” was the subject of a 2006 feature film...

Activities of nonprofits…

Published by Midlands Business Journal ... Local nonprofit College Possible was recently awarded a 2020-21 Community Investment Grant from United Way of the Midlands for $20,000. College Possible supports nearly 2,000 students annually from nine Omaha-area partner...

Goodwill Industries receives grant for youth program

Published by the Fremont Tribune Goodwill Industries Inc. in Omaha (Goodwill Omaha) announced it was recently awarded a $15,000 one-year grant from United Way of the Midlands. Goodwill Omaha will invest in virtual learning technology and tools for its YouthBuild...

Get Assistance if You Need It

Published by the Omaha Star As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to affect our communities, it's more important than ever to get the assistance that you may need. Public services and benefits are meant to be used, and there are many different groups with...

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