Emerging professionals group holding school supply drive

A collection of donated school supply items

The UNMC and Nebraska Medicine Emerging Professionals Program (EPP) invites colleagues to join the group at its upcoming activities, including a campuswide school-supply drive.

EPP enables early and experienced professionals to grow through educational activities, engage in the community and contribute to the mission of the organization.

Since its launch back in 2017, the group has hosted numerous professional development events, given more than 690 hours back to the community and grown to nearly 650 members.

The program is open to all colleagues and students at UNMC and Nebraska Medicine. For more information on how to get involved, visit the EPP website.

Today (July 9), noon to 1 p.m., membership forum via Zoom

Hosted on a quarterly basis, the membership forums provide an opportunity for members and non-members to catch up on what the program has been doing and learn about upcoming events.

This quarter, representatives from Completely Kids, the Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands and Partnership 4 Kids will be in attendance. Each representative will provide an overview of their respective organization, how they serve the Omaha metro and ways to get involved.

July 15-30, campuswide school-supply drive

EPP is hosting a campuswide school-supply drive for youth in the Omaha metro area. Donations from the drive will support Completely Kids, the Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands and Partnership 4 Kids.

The following new, unopened items are needed:

  • Backpacks
  • Colored pencils
  • Crayons
  • Folders
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Highlighters
  • Notebooks
  • Pencils (#2 or mechanical)
  • Pencil boxes
  • Pens (blue or black ink)
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Tissues

Supplies can be dropped off in the labeled bins across campus. The wish lists and bin locations can be found here. People wishing to donate can choose to ship items directly to the organizations via their online wish lists.

August 6-7, Mid-America Center, Shine Bright volunteer opportunity

Colleagues and students are invited to join EPP members to volunteer with the United Way of the Midlands to prep and assemble Shine Bright hygiene kits for local school children. The kits contain items including body wash, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, deodorant and feminine hygiene products. They will be distributed to students in kindergarten, sixth grade and ninth grade who need them.

The EPP leadership team will be volunteering on the following dates:

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