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Unite for a Strong Community Today

Your gift builds a stronger community by helping local families get back on their feet.

Through these dark times, we have learned that our greatest strength is our spirit of community. When we help one another, our community grows stronger, and together we helped thousands of people stay in their homes, feed their families, keep the lights on, and more during the pandemic. But our work is not over, and local families need your support today.

Thousands of jobs have been lost. Educators and parents worry about learning loss. Our 211 Helpline has received record requests for food and housing assistance. Rebuilding isn’t a matter of going back to where we were. It’s reimagining how we can be better and building towards that — together. That’s why United Way of the Midlands is working to help our community come back stronger, and become a place where everyone can thrive. Strong communities need a strong United Way. Now more than ever, we need your help to unite for a stronger community and live #CommunityStrong.

How much of my gift helps others?

When you give to United Way of the Midlands, 92 cents out of every dollar is invested directly back into our local community. Read more about United Way’s financials here.

*Updated June 2021

Where does my gift go?
Your gift supports more than 100 local nonprofit programs that serve Omaha-Council Bluffs residents, as well as our 211 Helpline which answers people’s call for help across the entire state of Nebraska and southwest Iowa.

Take a look at our 2020-2021 program investments here. Learn more about 211 by visit ne211.org today.

What does my gift do?

When you give to United Way, you help form a circle of support around local individuals by providing food, housing, health and mental health services, mentoring, job training and more.

In United Way of the Midland’s fiscal year July 2019 – June 2020, generous donor gifts provided:

  • More than 4 million meals
  • 56,595 behavioral and physical health services
  • 259,795 emergency and transitional shelver services, such as nights in a shelter
  • 29,368 out-of-school and mentoring services for students
  • 11,985 literacy and early learning services
  • 12,770 job training and skill development services
  • 9,006 career preparation services for youth


And more! See more impact results in our 2019-2020 Annual Report.

How long has United Way served our community?

United Way of the Midlands began serving our community in 1923 when the organization was called the Omaha Community Chest. Whether our community is going through the Great Depression, World War II, catastrophic flooding or the current COVID-19 pandemic, our team is here to help local families get through difficult times. Read more about our history here.

How is United Way of the Midlands connected to other United Ways?
United Ways across the country are locally governed by a Board of Directors in their service areas and set their own policies. You can meet our board here.

Because United Way organizations have a community-wide perspective, United Way of the Midlands connects with United Way organizations around the country to share learnings, experiences and insights. United Way Worldwide (UWW) often facilitates information sharing and aggregates data from the network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways around the world. UWW is an international service association created to serve independent, local United Ways by providing necessary services such as training for staff and volunteers, national publicity, campaign materials and program and service data. UWW does not set policy for UWM or any of the other locally-governed United Ways across the country.

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