Good Deeds, Aug. 18

Lexi Anderson, 6, holds her 10 inches of hair that was cut off earlier this month at JB's Salon & Spa in La Vista. She donated the hair, her second time doing so, to Locks of Love, which provides wigs to children.


Following are fundraisers, donations and other charitable events happening in the Midlands. Email your information about good deeds to connect@owh.com or call 402-444-1040.

Meet you at midnight: Be a late-night runner. Sign up for the Omaha Midnight Run, a 5K to raise money for nonprofits in the city. The run will start at 11:59 p.m. Sept. 6 at 14th and Cuming Streets. A post-race party will include the medal and prize ceremony, music and snacks. For more information or to sign up, visit omahamidnightrun.com.

Tee time: The 25th annual Tee Off Against Child Abuse Charity Golf Classic will be Sept. 16 at the Field Club of Omaha, 3615 Woolworth Ave. The Exchange Club of Omaha uses the proceeds to make grants to local agencies committed to making a difference in the lives of children and families in the area. The cost is $125 for a single golfer or $500 for a foursome. Make checks payable to “Exchange Club of Omaha Foundation.” Register online at exchangeclubofomaha.org or mail registration information to The Exchange Club of Omaha, c/o Jennifer Van Haitsma, 4725 A St., Omaha, NE 68106.

Rappelling: Go over the edge. Whatever your reason for rappelling down the Woodmen Tower, you can do it from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 to benefit Boy Scouts. Participants must be 14 or older and weigh between 110 and 300 pounds. The cost is $1,000 per participant, but teams of three can register for $2,500. For more information or to register, visit mac-bsa.org/OverTheEdge.

Backpacks: During its recent backpack drive, staff at Immanuel Medical Center contributed more than 100 backpacks filled with the essential tools needed for a successful start to the school year. The backpacks were given to the Abide Network, which distributed them to youths in north Omaha.

Help after accident: Members of the Omaha Modern Woodmen of America chapter recently had a benefit event to raise money for Abigail Tate, a 24-year-old who was critically injured June 22 in a motorcycle crash. The event raised $5,000, which included $2,500 matched by Modern Woodmen's home office through the organization's Matching Fund Program. The money will be used to help Tate and her family with medical expenses.

Scholarship boost: During the recent annual Golf4Grace tournament at Indian Creek Golf Course in west Omaha more than 90 golfers and Grace University staff members teamed up to raise scholarship funds. The amount raised surpassed $17,000. This annual tournament is a key component of funding scholarships.

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