OMAHA GIVES! 2020

Omaha Gives 2020 will take place on Wednesday, May 20 this year!

Omaha Gives Day is a 24-hour, online giving event organized annually by the Omaha Community Foundation to grow philanthropy in the metro area (Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie Counties). The giving day event will take place on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. The minimum donation is $1 and there is no maximum. Prizes, Challenge Funds, and Incentive Funds amplify charitable donations. The goal is to inspire the community to come together for 24 hours to contribute as many charitable dollars as possible to support the work of local nonprofit organizations.

THIS YEAR, the ENCAP Print Shop was asked to print shirts for this exciting day of community giving! Staying home is bummer, but Omaha Community Foundation has designed a 2020 Omaha Gives shirt to brighten up your selfies and virtual events during the giving day! Show your support, and order your 2020 OMAHA GIVES! shirt today for the special price of just $12! (shipping available through May 1). Don’t miss out!

BONUS: Each t-shirt order will come with a number of free OG! stickers. Stickers are dependent on demand, but we’ll be as generous with the stickers as we can!

Check it out! ORDER YOURS HERE TODAY: OMAHA GIVES! 2020 Shirt order form

Thanksgiving Feast for ENCAP seniors brightens up the holiday season for those who are struggling.

Thanksgiving Feast for ENCAP seniors was deliciously successful!

Thanksgiving Feast for ENCAP seniors brightens up the holiday season for those who are struggling.

(OMAHA, NE) ENCAP’s seniors may smile a little brighter this week. ENCAP is hosting its annual Senior Thanksgiving Feast on Wednesday, November 14. “This is one of our favorite events this time of year” said Aaron Bowen, ENCAP Executive Director. “Seniors currently receiving services through ENCAP will be treated to a full Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings” said Bowen. “It’s a great opportunity for our seniors who may be alone this holiday season to get together and enjoy food and fellowship.”

Census Bureau estimates show that there are more than 5,600 individuals age 65 or older living at or below 100% of the federal poverty level (annual income of $12,140 or less for a single individual) in Douglas and Sarpy Counties. “Seniors represent an especially vulnerable population related to food insecurity” said Bowen. Nearly 25% of those ENCAP serves are 55 years of age or older. Each month approximately 10,000 pounds of food (120,000 pounds of food annually) are distributed to vulnerable seniors in Douglas and Sarpy Counties through ENCAP’s Food and Nutrition Center. “Our hope is that by providing seniors access to nutritious food and support services that they able to remain more independent, feel less isolated, and experience decreased health challenges related to food insecurity.”

ENCAP is a non-profit community based organization that has been providing social and human services to people facing poverty since 1965. Major program areas include: Food and Nutrition Services, Family Development Services, Behavioral Health Services, and Transportation Services.

Holiday Assistance Program Sign-Up is underway!

Each year, the Sarpy County Holiday Assistance Program helps more than 400 families around the holidays. Sign-ups to participate are currently underway. In order to be eligible you must reside in Sarpy County, and income qualify (low-income), and have a child 14 years of age or younger living in the home.

Please click HERE for sign-up dates and locations!

The event will take place Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 8:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
Location: Bellevue Christian Center | 1400 Harvell Drive | Bellevue, NE 68505

This year’s event is sponsored by:
Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership (ENCAP)
Heartland Family Service
City of Bellevue – Human Services
Bellevue Christian Center
Bellevue Ministerial Association
Sarpy County – Human Services
Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office
St. Columbkille Church – Papillion

 

 

Please cast your vote to help fill two positions on ENCAP’s Board of Directors

ENCAP needs your help voting for Board members!

Filling positions on ENCAP’s Board of Directors is a community-driven process, and we need your help. Please stop by either of our offices between May 30 and June 12 to cast your vote.

Office Locations:
Douglas County Office
2406 Fowler Avenue
Omaha, NE 68111

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Sarpy County Office
1908 Hancock Street
Bellevue, NE 68005

ENCAP currently has two open vacancies. Please click on the names below and read a short bio for each candidate:

Angela  – May 2018
Azar – May 2018