The Power of Work: Support Goodwill with Omaha Gives!

Goodwill Omaha is proud to be participating again in Omaha Gives!, a 24-hour charitable challenge organized by the Omaha Community Foundation. The online giving holiday will take place May 24 from midnight to midnight.  This year 100 percent of funds raised through Omaha Gives! is going directly to Goodwill’s Business Solutions Program.

The goal of Business Solutions is to assist job seekers in finding permanent, self-sustaining employment in the community. Our team connects with companies across the Omaha metro area to learn about their business and hiring needs. We then work to match those needs with individuals served by Goodwill and other community agencies.

Thanks to Goodwill’s Business Solutions program one of our participants, Jenni, was able to reach of her goal of finding employment in the medical field.

Like many of the individuals Goodwill’s helps, Jenni had a career goal but wasn’t quite sure how to reach that goal – Jennie wanted to break into the medical field.   Being a single parent without any formal job experience was difficult.

“I was trying to find a job in the medical field but was faced with difficulties because employers wanted someone with experience,” said Jenni. Our goal is help participants like Jenni who need an extra hand finding a job that fits their interests. “It was great working with Melanie, a Business Solutions Specialist. She was very helpful in trying to get me a job. We re-created my resume and eventually connected me with Hillcrest Nursing Home where I have been working since January,” said Jenni.

Because of Goodwill’s Business Solutions program Jenni is well on her way to achieving her goals and is looking forward to what the future holds for her and her son.

Help us continue to change lives and strengthen our community by giving to Goodwill during Omaha Gives!


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Omaha Gives! Succeeds Again

WOW!  There aren’t many words that can capture the outpouring of support we received during Omaha Gives! this year.  Three awesome events and nearly $35,000 raised!

117 donors contributed to this awesome day – almost doubling our efforts from 2013.  Rough estimates show that our matching funds will be about $4,200, making our total amount raised over $39,000!  Once again – WOW!

For Omaha Gives! overall, over $6.3million was given to 569 nonprofits by 34,275 people!

Thank you for your support, we couldn’t have done it without you!

We would also like to thank our community partners who helped us make our events a success: Phenomblue, Millard Lumber, Krug Park, Lot 2, Rebuilding Together Omaha, Valentino’s, Aksarben Cinema, Flagship Restaurants, Pepperjax, Jams, and Hy-Vee.

The third annual Omaha Gives! will take place on Wednesday, May 20, 2015!

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