Denim for Disabilities to begin next week

January 12, 2017

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UNMC's Denim for Disabilities fundraiser will run from Jan. 16 to Feb. 10.

The event, which can only be run with approval from supervisors, allows UNMC employees to wear jeans to work. (Supervisor approval is mandatory, because many areas have dress codes in which jeans cannot be worn.)

The event raises money for the recreational therapy program at the Munroe-Meyer Institute, which provides activities on Thursday nights for adults with developmental disabilities. Hundreds of families benefit from these services each year.

With supervisor approval, employees can purchase a "Denim for Disabilities" sticker and wear jeans. The cost is $1 for each day the employee wishes to wear jeans. The fundraiser will run for a total of 20 work days.

Contact Kim Bainbridge at 559-5771 for information on how to set up "Denim Days" in your department and obtain stickers.

Those who already have a designated casual dress day can contribute by donating $1 and wearing the sticker. Groups of all sizes are welcome to participate.

The "Denim for Disabilities" campaign precedes the "Walk and Roll for Disabilities," which will be held March 5 at Oakview Mall. Watch UNMC Today for more information on this event.

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