We would like to extend a special, “THANK YOU” to YOU for making our Shine Bright – Care Kits for Kids event a huge success! On August 7-11, the MidAmerica Center was filled with excitement, joy, smiles, great energy and a lot of heart.
Every child deserves to come to school feeling confident and ready to learn, but for so many this is not possible. Many local students across the metro are lacking essential hygiene items such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, clean clothes and dental products — impacting their health, learning and confidence.
Enjoy viewing photos from the event below:
During the event, we had more than 600 community volunteers from 40+ companies putting together boxes, setting out and organizing products, assembling and separating all of the kits based on grade, ethnicity, gender and school.
Get to know more about Shine Bright and the individuals and organizations making a difference in our community.
Watch the video from KETV’s coverage of Shine Bright below:
United Way of the Midlands Makes Hygiene Kits for Omaha Metro Students
“On Wednesday, hundreds of volunteers packed the Mid-America Center to fill hygiene kits for students in the metro before they head back to school.
It was part of the United Way of the Midlands Shine Bright campaign.”
“This year, volunteers helped to assemble nearly 5,000 kits that include full-size items like shampoo, soap, dental products and laundry detergent. This year, volunteers helped to assemble nearly 5,000 kits that include full-size items like shampoo, soap, dental products and laundry detergent.”
When a child is lacking essential hygiene items – it can be hard for them to focus on anything else. Helping students get access to the resources they lack allows them to build a better and brighter future for themselves and our community. You can dramatically change a child’s life when you support Shine Bright.
By purchasing a Shine Bright Box for $50, you are helping provide for the essential needs of local students, ensuring they have a positive experience this school year.
Day of Caring is a day of service where volunteers from across the community spend their day helping local nonprofits fulfill a variety of needs – from yard work to painting and everything in between. Organizations across Douglas, Sarpy and Pottawattamie counties host individual volunteers and employee teams to tackle projects and make a difference.