Outlook Nebraska: The Omaha Westside Lions Club recently donated $1,000 to local nonprofit Outlook Nebraska. The donation will benefit Outlook’s programs, which help visually impaired people in the community continue to do things they love.
Bethlehem House: The Metro Women’s Club presented a check for $10,500 to Bethlehem House on May 8. The funds were raised at the club’s silent auction, Spring Game Day and Younkers Community Days. Bethlehem House, 2301 S. 15th St., offers a safe, supportive and family-oriented environment for pregnant women in crisis. Its programs include a residential program to empower women to overcome hardships and an aftercare program to continue receiving guidance and support after leaving Bethlehem House.
Duffels 4 Dignity: Comedian Tiffany Haddish and local community members raised $2,500 for Duffels 4 Dignity, part of PromiseShip, providing a backpack or duffel bag for children to carry their possessions when they’ve been removed from their homes and are going into the foster care system. Money was collected during a reception following the comedian’s performance at the Holland Performing Arts Center on May 19. Haddish was in foster care as a child and is now an advocate for foster children. PromiseShip provides child well-being and safety services for more than 5,000 children and families in Douglas and Sarpy Counties who are involved in the child welfare system through a public-private partnership with the State of Nebraska.
Fremont Health Medical Center: Fremont High School Student Council members donated fleece tie blankets to pediatric patients at Fremont Health Medical Center, 450 E. 23rd St. in Fremont. Students dropped off the blankets on May 18.