4th Annual ServeNebraska Week
April 9-16, 2016
Events During 2015 ServeNebraska Week
Winners of the $750 contributions
Keep Cass County Beautiful
Living Water Rescue
Here are just a few of the pictures taken during the numerous volunteer events throughout the state. Look at all those smiling faces wearing their ServeNebraska shirts as they make a difference in their communities!
Volunteers with Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska attended the MS Walk: Omaha 2015, a fundraiser in support of those with Multiple Sclerosis.
For the third year in a row, ServeNebraska Week helped Nebraskans from all walks of life get involved and give back to their communities. Dedicated people throughout the state found creative ways to volunteer for their favorite cause or nonprofit, giving their time and talents to become engaged in their communities. A BIG thanks goes out to our partner, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska, for making this event possible. Their funding allowed us to add two exciting new aspects to ServeNebraska Week. The first 200 volunteers that registered their event on serve.nebraska.gov received a free event T-shirt!
Also new to the event this year, every event registered had the opportunity to enter their favorite nonprofit organization into a drawing for a $750 donation.
A few of the volunteers from the Center for People in Need clean and organize the Malone Center in Lincoln, as well as plant garden boxes outside.
Over 70 kids volunteering with Completely KIDS beautified and cleaned the East Park in central Omaha. They also created a Peace Path and dedicated it to those affected by violence in the community.
The boys of Cub Scout Pack 190 from Bassett pick up trash on Highway 7 south of Ainsworth.
Kids and adults of the Faith Builders of First United Methodist Church in Norfolk got together to clean up the grounds area and flower beds for the SMILE program.
Youth volunteers from the Fantastic 4 4-H Club hosted a May Day Celebration for elementary school-aged girls living in the People’s City Mission in Lincoln. The celebration included traditional dances, arts and crafts, snacks, and gift bags.
Members of the Medicine Valley FCCLA donated items and served ice cream to the residents of the Veterans Home in Grand Island.
A young volunteer with Keep Cass County Beautiful lends a helping hand to pick up litter on the highway as part of The Great American Cleanup.
Members of the Louisville HS National Honor Society, along with many other dedicated volunteers, help to make sure this annual outdoor education event at the Platte River State Park runs smoothly. The event attracted over 1,000 4th and 5th graders and featured 30+ different booths with activities for the children.
Over 60 students of St. Mary’s Elementary school in Ord spent a day landscaping outside Gorak Hall and cleaning a walking trail around nearby Auble’s Pond.
The young volunteers of Joe’s Clover Knights in Walton put together care packages and donated them to refugee families who have escaped their country due to persecution.
The Nebraska Walleye Association Kids Fishing Clinic Charity had quite the ServeNebraska Week! 24 youth (pictured) were taught fishing techniques at the Holdrege Kids Fishing Clinic. A few days later, approximately 650 children attended Healthy Kids Day at the Cooper YMCA in Lincoln where they were shown different types of bait fishing techniques. Last but not least, the Crofton Kids Fishing Clinic hosted 57 youth. Youth at the clinics received a free rod/reel to take home and use in addition to learning techniques and how fun fishing can be!
The Youth Leadership Council, under supervision of BVCA AmeriCorps members, started planting a community garden in Fairbury.
Gifted students from the Omaha School Foundation's Accelere Program planted native plants that will help with pollinators in elementary schools in Omaha.
Employees of the Steier Group in Omaha volunteer at the Food Bank for the Heartland sorting and packaging pinto beans.