OMAHA, Neb., June 23, 2022 — Many older adults in our community, in particular elderly immigrants and refugees, have essential needs that go unmet. They are isolated by poverty, language and cultural barriers, and few transportation options. This is where the Intercultural Senior Center (ISC) steps in.
ISC welcomes older adults from around the world with culturally appropriate, high-quality services and programs.
ISC plans to invest any Round-It-Up funds to support educational opportunities such as language, technology, and art, which inspire older adults to be lifelong learners.
July is Social Wellness Month, which celebrates meeting new people and fostering healthy relationships. Remaining socially active is critical to the health and wellness of older adults.
Throughout the month, shoppers at all Goodwill Omaha retail stores can round their purchases up to the next dollar — or higher — and Goodwill Omaha will donate all of the rounded-up money to ISC.
“Goodwill holds campaigns like this throughout the year to benefit other nonprofits in our communities,” President & CEO Tobi Mathouser said. “It’s a way we can give back to the communities and partners who show so much support for Goodwill and our employment programs. Our shoppers tend to be very generous, and our Round-It-Up campaigns can raise a surprising amount of money. We love doing it. To us, giving back is just part of what it means to be a good steward of the community.”
Goodwill Omaha’s “Round-It-Up for Intercultural Senior Center” campaign begins when Goodwill stores open on July 1 and ends on July 31. For more information, please visit GoodwillOmaha.org/round-it-up.