Share the Plate Recipients

January Share the Plate – String Sprouts

For the month of January, we will be donating to String Sprouts. String Sprouts aims to provide music education opportunities to children ages 3 – 8 in underserved areas. With 13 lead teachers and 33 assistants, String Sprouts offers classes across the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area, as well as in Scottsbluff, NE. String Sprouts is … Continued

October and November Share the Plate Hurricanes Harvey & Irma Relief Funds

  Due to the emergency situations in Florida and Texas our offering will be shared with the Hurricane Irma Community Recovery Fund via The Miami Foundation and the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund via the Greater Houston Community Foundation. The focus of these two organizations is to get immediate relief directly to individuals and supporting grassroots organizations as quickly … Continued

September Share the Plate – Omaha Permaculture

  Social Justice has decided to continue our “plate sharing” with Omaha Permaculture for the month of September. Omaha Permaculture creates community gardens while working on sustainable land management that: Reduces mowing maintenance and absorbs more storm water Reduces dumping Provides edible landscapes for people and wildlife Replants forests And builds park benches for the … Continued

August Share the Plate – Omaha Permaculture

  Permaculture is a sustainable way of living in which you enhance the productivity of your land to potentially develop an edible landscape. It is an ecological design system for sustainability in all aspects of human endeavor. It teaches us how to build natural homes, grow our own food, restore diminished landscapes and ecosystems, catch … Continued

July Share the Plate – American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is our nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the United States Constitution and laws of Nebraska guarantee everyone in the Cornhusker state. These rights include: Your First Amendment rights – freedom of speech, association … Continued

June Share the Plate – Tai Chi for Balance

Tai Chi for Balance is a program for Seniors offered through a partnership with Friendship Program, Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging, and CHI Health.  The classes are twice a week at Senior Centers in Omaha.  Suggested voluntary donation is 50 cents per class.  This allows low income Seniors to participate. Tai Chi for Balance teaches … Continued

May Share the Plate – National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Nebraska provides statewide support to families and friends of individuals with mental illness. We also educate the public about mental illness using literature, speaking engagements, videos, workshops, conferences and this website. In addition, through ongoing communication with mental health professionals and public officials, we are seeking to improve and … Continued

April Share the Plate: Heartland Workers Center

The Share the Plate organization for April is the Heartland Workers Center. The Heartland Workers Center (HWC) was founded in 2009 after listening to hundreds of stories from workers in meatpacking, construction, restaurants, and cleaning. A vision was born to create a new model of organizing that entails finding and developing leaders, training them on … Continued

March Share the Plate: Intercultural Senior Center

One half of our offering will be shared with the Intercultural Senior Center (ISC). Many seniors in our community, including immigrant and refugee seniors, have physical and mental health, education, emotional, and legal needs that go unmet. ISC actively welcomes seniors from around the world with culturally-appropriate, high-quality services and programs. Their mission is to improve … Continued