Omaha Gives! provides opportunities to support UNO, UNMC
May 19, 2014

For 24 hours this week, Nebraskans will have a unique opportunity to support the philanthropic cause of their choice in Omaha – including programs based at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Omaha Gives! is May 21 from midnight to midnight. The round-the-clock, online community giving event will bring donors together to support the important work of organizations throughout the Omaha area. The numerous opportunities to give include two University of Nebraska programs:

Maverick Food Pantry

UNO created the Maverick Food Pantry in 2013 to provide nutritionally balanced food assistance packages to members of the UNO community who are in need. To date, the pantry has received more than 400 requests and distributed more than 6,500 pounds of food.

The mission of the Maverick Food Pantry is to contribute to UNO’s culture of caring by providing food to those in immediate need on campus and connecting them with resources in the greater Omaha area for long-term assistance. The pantry, located on campus, runs entirely on gifts of money and non-perishable food items.

UNMC SHARING

The SHARING clinics enhances the well-being of the Omaha community by providing high-quality, low-cost health care and human services to those in need. UNMC SHARING oversees four student-managed clinics in Omaha. The clinics are dedicated to primary health care, HIV and STD testing, primary care for Type 2 diabetes, and vision care.

Since 1997, SHARING clinics have provided medical care to more than 1,400 patients annually. The clinics provide care in multidisciplinary education settings that empower patients and instill the values of service and compassion in UNMC students.

To donate to these or other Omaha-area causes, visit http://omahagives24.org/ on May 21. Omaha Gives! is organized by the Omaha Community Foundation to grow philanthropy in Douglas, Sarpy and Pottawattamie counties. The minimum donation for the event is $10 and there is no maximum.

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