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Helping local students regain their confidence and shine bright, achieving more in school and beyond.

Every child deserves to feel confident and ready to learn at school…


  …however for many this is not the case. Thousands of local students across the metro are lacking essential hygiene items like soap, shampoo, conditioner, clean clothes and dental products, which impacts their health, academics and confidence. You can help these children by participating in Shine Bright.

What is Shine Bright?


 YOU can 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 and Council Bluffs 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 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.


When a child is lacking essential hygiene items – it can be hard for them to focus on anything else. Helping students get access to the resources they lack allows them to build a better and brighter future for themselves and our community.

You can dramatically change a child’s life when you support Shine Bright.

Give a Shine Bright Box

By purchasing a Shine Bright Box for forty dollars, you are helping provide for the essential needs of local students, ensuring they have a positive experience this school year. 

Give Your Time

Make a child’s day brighter by sharing your time at Shine Bright August 10 – 12! Participate in the Care Kits for Kids volunteer event where you’ll help put the Shine Bright Boxes together.


Each Shine Bright Box May Include:
1 Full-size Shampoo* Socks
Full-size Conditioner* Underwear
1 Full-Size Body Wash Lip Balm
1 Full-Size Lotion Hand Sanitizer
1 Laundry Detergent Bottle Kleenex
Toothbrush ~Deodorant
Toothpaste ~Fabric/Body Spray
211 Helpline Materials ~Feminine Products

*Both natural and straight hair products will be provided.

~ For Middle and High School students.

Special thanks to our sponsors!

     Presenting Sponsor

Community Sponsors



GOOD on the Go is a volunteer opportunity where our team brings a fulfilling and impactful project straight to you. If you’ve been looking for a team-building volunteer project but you aren’t sure if you have the time or energy, GOOD on the Go is just for you!

During a GOOD on the Go project, your team will work together to assemble kits for people in need at your office or another site of your choosing. United Way of the Midlands will order and transport needed supplies, coordinate the event and deliver the kits to local nonprofit agencies or agencies of your choice.

To book a Good on the Go project or learn more, please reach out to UWM’s director of volunteer engagement by calling  402.522.7949 or emailing volunteer@uwmidlands.org.

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