Our office will be closed Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. If you’d like to get involved and help make our community stronger, please visit UNO’s website to join their Day of Service and volunteer your time on the 20th.

Meet Cass

She has overcome addiction, homelessness and domestic violence. With support from YOU, her family is stronger than ever.

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Investing Your Dollars in a Circle of Support


Why Family Matters

Povery is impacting more and more families in the metro. Read our blog to see what we’re doing about it and hear from Danny, a local single dad who’s doing his best to provide a good life for his family.


Special thanks to our supporters for making 2019 a real “knockout” at our first charity boxing event Blue Collar Boxing where we raised $250,000 for our community!


Reflecting On An Outstanding Year

In 2019, we saw just how much strength, resilience and passion our community has. Thank you for supporting United Way of the Midlands!

Everything that happens at United Way begins and ends with YOU.

Thank you for making our community strong.

Blue Collar Boxing

An Idea Was Born   When Mike McDonnell, President of the Omaha Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, first came to our CEO and President, Shawna Forsberg, with the idea for Blue Collar Boxing, she didn’t...

Reflecting On 2019

Dear United Way of the Midlands Supporters, Here at United Way of the Midlands, we continuously reflect upon the meaning of the word “united.” We know the success of our work is tied to...

GOOD on the Go

Hot off the presses from United Way of the Midlands: GOOD on the Go! GOOD on the Go is a new kind of volunteer opportunity, one where our team brings a fulfilling and impactful project straight to...

A Look Inside: Why Family Matters

Learnings from our Most Recent Community Assessment In the midst of the holiday season, many people spend time reflecting on what they are grateful for. And for many, their family rises...

A Look Inside: Behavioral Health

Learnings from our Most Recent Community Assessment Jack was a shy, quiet high school freshman who enjoyed playing Xbox, writing stories and learning random facts. He was a good student,...

Taking a Stand Against Suicide

Suicide is the 9th leading cause of death in the United States. In Nebraska, it’s the 8th. Earlier this month, members of Women United – a United Way of the Midlands’ affinity group –...

A Day at the Zoo

In March, flooding swept across Nebraska and Iowa, displacing more than 4,400 people in its wake. Many are still rebuilding their homes, lives and communities, and recovery efforts could...

Annual Meeting

Special thank you to Cobalt Credit Union for sponsoring this event, to Tim and Terri Burke for presenting the Campaign Recognition Awards, to Annette and Paul Smith for presenting the Citizens of...

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