Employee giving spotlight: United Way

November 06, 2020

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At 3 p.m. today, the UNMC Employee Giving Committee will draw prize winners for the first week of the campaign.

This week's prizes include:

  • Two $15 VISA gift cards;
  • Two $25 VISA gift cards; and
  • A $50 VISA gift card.

Employees of UNMC who pledge a minimum of $10 total will be eligible for the prizes listed above. You can log into eServ and make a pledge before 3 p.m. today to be included in the drawing. Once you pledge, you are entered in all weekly drawings. Winners will be notified via email.

The running totals

As of 4 p.m. Thursday, UNMC achieved:

  • Donations of $26,341
  • Employee participation of 6%.

To participate:

  • Click on this link. (The link will take you to UNMC eServ page.)
  • Once logged in, click on the organization(s) you would like to donate to.
    • Click the "red" link to donate to the United Way of the Midlands
    • Click the "blue" link to donate to the Community Service Fund of Nebraska
    • Click the "black" link to donate to the University of Nebraska Foundation

This week's highlighted organization: United Way of the Midlands

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 100,000 people were living in poverty in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area. Now, thousands more are struggling to meet their basic needs for food, shelter and health care.

This is in addition to the social injustices our neighbors face every day in communities across the metro. These injustices continue to have profound impacts on people's lives. Without access to equal opportunities, it can be difficult for our neighbors to meet their basic needs or grow and thrive.

The United Way of the Midlands recognizes it's hard for just one person, one company or one nonprofit to tackle the challenges our neighbors are facing alone. That's why they tackle these challenges in a specific way -- a "united" way. They aim to respond to the rapidly evolving situation caused by COVID-19 and to maintain their long-standing commitment to addressing social injustice by serving the underserved.

Donations to the United Way are invested in basic needs, education and financial stability programs at local nonprofits. Together, these programs form a circle of support for our neighbors so they can tackle multiple challenges at once and regain stability during difficult times.

See a list of United Way supported programs here.

Take a look at this year's 2020 United Way campaign video.

For questions regarding this year's campaign, please contact Kelsey Scroggin.


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