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June 20, 2017

“Rock Out to Read” Fundraiser this Friday at Benson’s Reverb Lounge; Helping At-Risk Children Buy Books of Their Own


June 19, 2017

Volunteers to Read with Area Children On Wednesday June 21 – United Way’s “Day of Action” Events Focus on Reducing the “Summer Slide” in Literacy


June 14, 2017

Conagra Brands Foundation Grant Supports  Community-Strengthening Efforts of United Way of the Midlands 


June 12, 2017

Iowa West Foundation Awards Grant to United Way of the Midlands To Strengthen the Community & Address Local Poverty


May 17, 2017

Addressing Poverty from a Multigenerational Perspective: Aspen Institute’s Anne Mosle to Keynote June 8 Symposium in Omaha 


May 16, 2017

Sojern Employees from Around the World to Assemble Literacy Kits on May 16 for Children in the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metro Area


May 10, 2017

Maintaining Stable Housing: United Way of the Midlands-Funded Programs That Address Challenges for Individuals and Families


May 8, 2017

Elementary School Students and Young Professionals’ Celebrate First Year of “Book Trust” at Howard Kennedy School on May 10th


May 4, 2017

National Association of Letter Carriers’ 25 thAnnual “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive (NALC Branch 5)


May 3, 2017

Kum & Go Stores Award Grant for Literacy Program to United Way of the Midlands


April 11, 2017

Celebrating Those Who Donate Their Time and Talent During National Volunteer Month in April


April 6, 2017

HDR, Omaha Permaculture and the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation To Plant a North Omaha Community Garden on Sunday April 9  


March 8, 2017

March 22nd Food Security Event to Explore Local Challenges and Responses 


March 7, 2017

About One in Seven Metro Area Residents Experiences Food Insecurity; United Way of the Midlands Partners with Other Local Groups to Address Hunger in Our Community 


February 21, 2017

Funding Process Opens for 2017 United Way of the Midlands Karnett Trust Grants; Focus Is On Programs for Children with Intellectual Disabilities 


February 10, 2017

Providing Important Connections for Callers in Need: 2-1-1 Call Center Celebrates 14 Years of Service to Nebraska and Southwest Iowa


February 9, 2017

Early Learning is Critical; “Key Life Skills” are a Gateway to Student Success 


January 13, 2017

Bands Take the Stage for “Rock Out To Read” on January 20; Raising Awareness and Funds for Students to Buy Books


January 10, 2017

Reading Skills are Critical to A Child's Lifelong Success; United Way's January Spotlight: Grade Level Reading


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If you're interested in covering video footage of various United Way events, partner agency features, etc., please visit our Community Gallery and contact Rachel Cordwin for more information on usage.