Following are fundraisers, donations and other charitable events happening in the Midlands. Email your information about good deeds to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402-444-1040.
"Glow N Go 5K Run": The St. Vincent de Paul Society will host a "Glow N Go 5K Run" May 29 starting at 8:30 p.m. at Aksarben Village, 67th and Center Streets. The fundraiser will feature a DJ, face painting and various glow items for purchase. All proceeds will benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society's emergency assistance fund and pantry, which helps the people avoid utility shut-offs, evictions and hunger. The cost is $30 per runner or $25 per runner on a team of four or more. Each runner will receive a T-shirt, race bib and several glow sticks to wear during the run. For more information or to register, go online to GlowNGo5k.com.
Environmental exhibit: The Omaha Children's Museum will receive $120,000 from the Nebraska Environmental Trust for an environmental exhibit featuring a water table. The museum's exhibit will educate children on the unique environment of Nebraska and ways that they can help preserve and protect it. The project is one of 113 sharing $19,491,958 in grant awards from the Nebraska Environmental Trust this year.
Veterans Golden Age Games: United Veterans Club in Grand Island will be the start site of a poker run to raise funds for the 2015 National Veterans Golden Age Games. The run starts at 12:15 p.m. on May 30. The cost is $25 per rider and $15 per additional rider. The VA also is accepting applications from veterans interested in competing in the games, which will be held in Omaha Aug. 8-12. Applications, at veteransgoldenagegames.va.gov, will be accepted through May 15. Veterans ages 55 and older who are enrolled for VA health care are eligible.
STEM programming: U.S. Cellular has donated $25,000 to the North Omaha Boys & Girls Club and $5,000 to the Douglas/ Sarpy County 4-H Club for science, technology, engineering and math programming. This donation is part of U.S. Cellular's $1.25 million national commitment to Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the National 4-H Council.
"Brides Against Breast Cancer": Brewsky's Food & Spirits, 8528 Park Drive, will host a "Brides Against Breast Cancer" event Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance or $45 at the door. Beer, wine and munchies are free during the fundraiser. To buy tickets online, go to bridesabc.org.
Sun, sand and fun: HELP Adult Services will host a sand volleyball tournament at The Mark (formerly Sempeck's), 20902 Cumberland Drive in the Elkhorn area, starting at 9 a.m. on June 6. Registration fee is $250 per team, due at registration. Co-ed, recreational teams only. Register by May 22 at helpadultservices.org/volleyball. For more information, call 402-341-6559 ext. 104. HELP Adult Services supports those who need assistance acquiring medical equipment and provides caregivers a break.
Tanks of Thanks: Darwin Barker of Omaha, Stacy VanRoy of Omaha and Marvin Barrett of Ralston each received a $50 Tanks of Thanks reward from CHS Energy and Cenex. The free fuel program gives away more than $5,000 in fuel each month. Barker was nominated for helping his neighbors with household chores. VanRoy was nominated for baking cakes for children at the Lydia House. Barrett was nominated for his dedication and support for his grandson, Benjamin. To make a nomination, go online to TanksofThanks.com.
Get dunked: The Omaha Home for Boys will host a dunk tank at Stinson Park in Aksarben Village on May 20 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. to boost donations for the organization during the metro wide Omaha Gives! 24-hour day of fundraising. All proceeds will go toward supporting youth and youth programs. There will be live music most of the day at the park pavilion.
Compiled by Sheritha Jones