Each day, thousands of metro-area residents struggle to survive, whether due to homelessness, poverty, access to basic healthcare needs or personal crises that have become unmanageable.
As a metropolitan university and partner with the city we call home, the University of Nebraska at Omaha is dedicated to supporting those in need and providing a way forward. This is why UNO is once again partnering with United Way of the Midlands to collect funding to help support the hundreds of programs across the city designed to help those facing tough times get back on their feet.
For years, United Way of the Midlands has been dedicated to putting your dollars to work in areas of the community identified as needing the most help; and earlier this year UNO alumna and former faculty member, and current NU Board of Regent, Barbara Weitz and her husband Wally were recognized as United Way of the Midlands' Citizens of the Year.
Over the next few weeks, faculty and staff will be receiving emails from United Way of the Midlands encouraging participation in this important campaign. UNO's goal this year is to raise $60,000 in support of this important organization.
There are several ways that you can participate:
Follow the instructions listed in the emails you will be receiving from United Way of the Midlands to make a donation online or through a payroll deduction.
As an alternative or addition to support for the United Way of the Midlands, faculty and staff are also asked to consider supporting the Community Services Fund of Nebraska, which is another great organization that helps connect Mavericks to the causes they care about most.
Founded in Lincoln, Neb. in 1981, the Community Services Fund of Nebraska exists to connect you to the causes you care most about. In 2018, the group worked with employers and employees to raise more than $600,000 for 69 unique Nebraska nonprofits.
Those interested can donate to the Community Services Fund of Nebraska online.
Together, the Maverick family can make a dramatic impact in the communities in which live and serve that will last for years to come.