ATI Foundation: The ATI Foundation donated $5,000 to Maddox Hobbs, 11, of Omaha. Hobbs has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a progressive disorder that affects muscle use and significantly impacts mobility. The donation will help the Hobbs family transform his manual wheelchair into a power-assisted chair. The donation was made May 10 at the Chalco Hills clinic, 10700 Sapp Brothers Drive. The ATI Foundation provides resources and funding to children with physical impairments.
Pints to Gallons Milk Drive: West Dodge Station Elementary School of Elkhorn was named the Omaha metro area’s Pints to Gallons Milk Drive top fundraiser. Students raised more than $3,000 for community food pantries to purchase an under-donated item: milk. The school was rewarded with a visit from Kansas City Chiefs mascot KC Wolf on May 14. This is the second year in a row the school was named top fundraiser. The effort is in partnership with Midwest Dairy, Food Bank for the Heartland, Alliance for a Better Omaha and Hunger Free Heartland.
Soles4Souls: The young women empowerment organization Girls Inc. of Omaha and after-school program SPARKPositivity recently donated more than 1,150 pairs of used shoes to Soles4Souls. Youths from the two organizations hosted the gently used shoe drive for Soles4Souls, a nonprofit that creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing in underdeveloped regions around the world.
Omaha Home for Boys: The Omaha Home for Boys will host a dunk tank fundraiser Wednesday at Aksarben Village, 1920 S. 67th St. Give a donation and dunk local community leaders from 10:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. The lineup includes Adam Krueger and Audra Moore of “3 News Now,” UFC fighter Anthony “Lionheart” Smith and Omaha Home for Boys staff. This event is part of the fifth annual Omaha Gives. Omaha Home for Boys helps at-risk youths. For more information on the dunk tank and Omaha Gives, go to omahagives.org.
Visiting Nurse Association: Urban Abbey, 1026 Jackson St., will donate 10 percent of its May coffee bar sales to community partner Visiting Nurse Association. Visiting Nurse Association is a nonprofit of health care professionals who provide home health services and hospice care across Nebraska and southwest Iowa. Visiting Nurse Association will host a program on “The Impact of Alternative Pain Therapies on the Opioid Crisis” at 5:30 p.m. May 31 at Urban Abbey. To register, go to vnatoday.org.
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