Flamingo Flocking for Developmental Disabilities Awareness
Munroe-Meyer Institute’s Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser was created to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of community life, as well as awareness to the barriers that people with disabilities still sometimes face in connecting to the communities in which they live.
For a small donation, our trained technicians place pink flamingos on front lawns where they will rest for 2-4 days until they mysteriously migrate to another location. The birds come with a sign that says, 'You've been flocked by MMI for Developmental Disabilities Awareness,' and an instruction sheet about what to do next.
This flocking is done in good spirits, so thank you for your support and sense of humor. You do not have to be flocked before you can order a flocking so sign up now to flock your family, friends, neighbors and colleagues and we'll schedule your flocking as soon as possible. Funds raised will go to advance MMI's mission of transforming the lives of all individuals with disabilities and complex health care needs, their families and the community through outreach, engagement, premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care.
Were you flocked?
Share the fun and spread awareness! Post a photo on social media and tag us. Don't forget to make your post public and include these hashtags: #IveBeenFlocked #DDawareness #unmcMMI
Ordinarily, this would be your chance to pay it forward, sending the flock to an address of your choosing for a donation of $25! A $15 donation would simply remove the flock, no questions asked. There is always the option to call or email our team to have the flock removed for free.
Our Flocking Season has Come to an End
Please check back - when we are ready to start flocking again, this page will be updated with an order form and all the details you need to flock a friend, neighbor or co-worker!
Thank You Omaha
Our trained technicians have delivered flocks all over town! These birds have roosted in many yards to create curiosity and raise awareness for disabilities.
For more information, email our Community Engagement department.
On a national level, Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is celebrated each March to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of community life, as well as awareness to the barriers that people with disabilities still sometimes face in connecting to the communities in which they live. View more information.