Give to Live Well Omaha

May 24th, 2016 by Live Well Omaha Kids

Four ways you can donate starting with Omaha Gives! on May 25


I’m giving to Live Well Omaha on May 25 because I want every kid to be able to eat healthy and stay active – no matter who they are or where they live.  We need your help to get this done. A donation to Live Well Omaha through Omaha Gives! will help provide healthy living resources and tools to those who take care of and protect children; such as families, school personnel, health practitioners, and elected officials. These resources are the result of our collaboration and collective work with public, private and not-for-profit entities in the Omaha metro area.

Did you know that in the Metro Area, one in four youth are at an unhealthy weight. The kids most likely to be overweight or obese? Those ages 5 to 12, kids in households with incomes under 200% of the federal poverty level, and Hispanic children. Helping all children grow up at a healthy weight is important to Live Well Omaha Kids.

Live Well Omaha Kids, under Live Well Omaha’s leadership, is determined to prevent and reverse childhood obesity in Douglas County. Our mission is to work collaboratively to reduce and prevent childhood obesity in Greater Omaha by creating healthy environments for all children and families through advocacy, education, policy development, and environment change. In my role as Coalition Director for Live Well Omaha Kids, I have the honor of working for this cause every day. I worked directly with kids in programming roles for over six years and saw firsthand how hunger, lack of access to healthy foods, and little time to move could keep kids from fully engaging in enrichment activities. Each of us can play a part in changing this experience.

Although this generation will be the first to live shorter lives than their parents, if we come together to make changes in our community, we can rewrite this story. All children deserve to be healthy and live up to their full potential.

Will you join me in giving to Live Well Omaha on May 25? Omaha Gives! is a community‐wide, one-day event to show off Omaha’s spirit of giving, raise awareness about local nonprofits, and celebrate the collective effort it takes to make this city great. Schedule your gift now

Sheena Kennedy Helgenberger
Coalition Director, Live Well Omaha Kids

Other ways to give financially to Live Well Omaha without spending a dime extra:

Proseeds – By linking your debit and credit cards with a safe and secure Proseeds account, you can automatically donate 5% to Live Well Omaha when shopping, dining or playing at participating local businesses. It’s really that simple! Sign up

TAGG – Download the Together A Greater Good app to your smartphone, and use it at over 100 local businesses who will donate 5% back to us! Get the app

Amazon Smile – Every time you shop on Amazon by visiting the AmazonSmile homepage first, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. Set up your account

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