Employee Giving spotlight: United Way of the Midlands

At 3 p.m. today (Nov. 22), the UNMC Employee Giving Committee will draw prize winners for the second week of the campaign.

This week’s prizes include:

  • Two $25 Visa gift cards; and
  • One $50 Visa gift card.

UNMC employees who pledge a minimum of $15 total will be eligible for the prizes listed above. Information on how to donate is listed below. After employees pledge, they are entered in all weekly drawings. Winners will be notified via email.

As of Tuesday, UNMC achieved:

  • Donations of $68,712
  • Employee participation of 8%

To participate, see these instructions for more details on donating. For additional security purposes, a few changes have been made since last year’s campaign.

United Way of the Midlands: 

  • Click on this link. The link will lead to a single UNMC sign-in page. 
  • Employees can sign in with their UNMC username and password. These should auto populate.
  • Once signed in, the employee will be directed to a personalized giving page.
  • Donate.
  • A “no pledge” option is available for employees who choose not to donate. Employees who are unable to contribute still are encouraged to access the ePledge website and submit a “no donation” response. A “no donation” response counts toward total employee participation. After an employee has submitted a donation or no donation response, United Way will no longer send additional giving emails this month.

Give Nebraska:

  • Click on this link. The link will lead to UNMC’s Give Nebraska donation page.
  • Register and donate.

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

Even as poverty is decreasing in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro, some barriers are entrenched, and new challenges keep emerging. With the ongoing impact of high inflation, one in three families in the metro area is struggling to make ends meet. U.S. Census data shows that the metro area has one of the highest percentages of working poor in the country.

As the needs in our community continue to evolve, the incredible generosity from people in the community can make a meaningful difference.

For more than 100 years, United Way of the Midlands has raised funds across the community to directly support local needs. Through its ongoing partnerships with corporate and government organizations, nonprofits and individual donors, United Way of the Midlands uses its communitywide perspective to address emerging challenges and create a circle of support to help those who are struggling to get back on their feet and build a brighter future.

Donations to the United Way help fund more than 150 local nonprofit programs and direct services that have been vetted by experts and community volunteers. Together, these programs and services are addressing social and economic disparities here in the community and meeting families’ essential needs, such as healthy food, safe and stable housing, physical and mental health services, career preparation and job training. 

See a list of United Way supported programs here.

Watch this year’s 2023 United Way campaign video.

Employees can give by credit card on the online giving site, as well as through payroll deduction, cash or check. Campaign pledges, which can be made through UNMC’s payroll deduction, are automatically withdrawn from the last check in December 2023 for biweekly paid employees and January 2024 for employees paid monthly.

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

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