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Giving Tuesday is a metro-wide, do good takeover  powered by SHARE Omaha.  Each of us, contributing a single act of real-life good throughout the Omaha metro, into our world will make a difference. Volunteer, donate, surprise someone with kindness — just put positivity out there.  And watch it take over.

You can donate directly to Omaha Public Radio, KIOS-FM through the SHARE Omaha site at this link: https://shareomaha.org/donate/3756?token=EC-3TN5933021475860K

Winter weather is on the way, so Omaha Public Schools is working to ensure every child has the hats, gloves and scarves they may need to come to school on time every day.  They’re calling it “10,000 Villagers” to honor the many community members who support our students.

A $20 donation can purchase hats, gloves and scarves for four students who many need them.

Donations will be accepted through October 31st, when staff will order the winter gear to distribute in November.  Checks may be mailed to the OPSF offices with a note for “10,000 Villagers” in the memo.  That address as well as a web URL accepting donations is below.  Thank you for helping keep students warm this winter!

Mail to:  Omaha Public Schools Foundation, 3861 Farnam St., Omaha, NE 68131 Attention: 10,000 Villagers Campaign

Or you can donate on the web at https://omahapublicschoolsfoundation.org/10000-villagers/

(Altoona, IA)  --  Carson King's viral fundraiser is over, but he's using his newfound fame to urge people to continue donating to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital.  Almost three-million-dollars was raised in the last two weeks and it started when King went to ESPN's College GameDay broadcast in Ames and held up a sign asking for beer money to be sent to his Venmo account.  The fundraising effort ended late Monday night, but King tweeted yesterday that people can still donate.  They can visit Give To Iowa dot org.

ATKINSON, Neb. (AP) — A boy with brain cancer who scored a touchdown at a Nebraska practice game is playing football for real.

Thirteen-year-old Jack Hoffman took the field Monday to play center for his junior high team in Atkinson, located 179 miles (288 kilometers) northwest of Omaha.

Hoffman underwent chemotherapy after being diagnosed with cancer in 2011. In 2013, he drew national attention when he ran for a player-assisted, 69-yard touchdown in the Huskers' spring game.

The Play-It-Forward Expo is helping to raise funds for Omaha area law enforcement agencies and bicycle organizations by providing them with educational materials.  Last year's event raised money to provide bicycle helmets for community bike rodeos.   A limited amount of free bike helmets for kids and adults will be available to help promote pedestrian safety at the event this Saturday, August 10th! 

Jackie Kolakowski, Chair of People Aspiring to Cycle & Exercise, joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss the event, the mission of the organization, and the fun that can be had at this gaming event!

More information can be found at https://tabletop.events/conventions/play-it-forward-2019

It is estimated that well over 300,000 Nebraskans have received brain injuries of some type.  The Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska is committed to creating a better future for all Nebraskans with brain injuries.

Serving the brain injury population means working to secure and develop community-based services, providing support groups and access to pertinent information and medical resources and service referrals. It also means educating professionals who work with children and adults with brain injury.

Sharon Royers, Board Member, volunteer and brain injury survivor chats with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" about her traumatic brain injury, her recovery, and the fundraiser on Sunday June 9, 2019 -  "Blazing Trails for Brain Injury."

This event is coordinated by TBI survivors, caregivers, and the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate in this family friendly, inclusive event.  

Location: Zorinsky Lake Park, 3808 S 154th St, (156th & F Streets) Omaha, NE 68144

More information can be found at https://biane.org/events/blazing-trails-run.html

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An anonymous bidder has offered more than $4.5 million to have a private lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett, shattering the previous record of nearly $3.5 million set in 2012 and 2016.

An online auction that raises money for the Glide Foundation's work to help the homeless in San Francisco ended Friday night on eBay with a winning bid of $4,567,888.

SHARE Omaha launched in January to offer the giving public opportunities to connect with metro nonprofits through donations, volunteering and shopping wish lists.  They make it easy to find local nonprofits and engage with them how you choose.  The open and inclusive platform amplifies the needs of the entire nonprofit community giving all organizations a chance to be seen and heard regardless of size, cause or budget.

Executive Director Marjorie Maas joins Mike Hogan, "Live & Local," to discuss the mission of Share Omaha, "Our mission is to help nonprofits fulfill theirs.  Together, we can change the giving culture of the metro area."

More information can be found at https://shareomaha.org/

(Lincoln, NE)  --  A popular comedian is promising to donate all of the proceeds from his upcoming show in Lincoln to the American Red Cross to help flood victims.  Larry the Cable Guy is scheduled to perform at Pinnacle Bank Arena with rock band STYX on March 27th and he posted his announcement about the donation on Twitter this morning.  The Tweet concluded with a message saying, "Let's Git R Done for Nebraska."

Last night marked the first night of the Salvation Army's Night Watch, where homeless and near-homeless members of the community can warm up and get a hot meal.  Three trucks and 12 volunteers took to the streets to make sure no one was left out in the cold.  The trucks make two stops each in north, south and central Omaha.  One of the drop off sites is at 26th and Leavenworth where several people went to get their hot meal as well as some hats and gloves. It's an opportunity many appreciate.  Night Watch will run Monday through Friday until March 1. 

Youth Care and Beyond supports children, individuals and families in the Omaha community, providing specialized services to  individuals who have suffered trauma, have learning or intellectual disabilities or developmental disabilities. 

This Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30 p.m. at The Omar, a fundraiser is being held.  Chief Executive Officer, Tracey Lynn Pearson, chats with Mike Hogan about the organization, the mission, and the joy of working with the kids.

More information can be found at https://www.youthcareandbeyond.org/colormecamille

When your mission is to "End generational poverty, one young person at a time, by enabling kids to discover their passion and build their talent" you need to have creative ideas on raising funds for those goals.  Rabble Mill COO, Andrew Norman chats with Mike Hogan about the cause, the mission, and the coolest fundraiser on record!  More information is available at https://www.rabblemill.org/  

August 3rd is the "Dance for a Chance" fundraising event for Youth Emergency Services (YES).  YES is a local nonprofit that serves homeless youth in our community.  Executive Director Mary Fraser Meints chats with Mike Hogan about the mission, the event, and how the program works.  More information is available at www.YesOmaha.org

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett has given another $3.4 billion of his Berkshire Hathaway stock to five foundations as part of his plan to gradually give away his fortune.

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc. serves the community in a variety of ways.  CEO Stacy Martin took time out of her busy day to chat with Mike Hogan about the mission and their impact on immigration and the community.  More information can be found at https://www.lfsneb.org/

Jim Meier, Director of Honor and Remember-Nebraska Chapter, stops by the KIOS-FM studios to chat about the organization and the 5 month, 6,000 mile run to honor our fallen soldiers.  More information is available at https://www.facebook.com/HonorAndRememberNebraskaChapter/

The Omaha Community Foundation is hosting the sixth annual "Omaha Gives!" celebration.  Kali Baker, Vice President of Community Investment, stops by the KIOS-FM studios to chat with Mike Hogan about today's drive and what it means to the community.  If you would like to contribute, the website is www.OmahaGives.org.

Saturday, April 21st at Mahoney State Park the ninth annual Nebraska Lymphoma Walk takes place. 

Nizar Mamdani, Executive Director of First Sight is speaking tomorrow night at the "Great Minds" series at Kaneko. 

Lisa Sekundiak joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" on Morning Edition to discuss the 11th Annual Ultra Chic Boutique fundraiser which benefits the Alzheimer's Association of Nebraska Chapter.