ON A MISSION
The Meyer Foundation for Disabilities is dedicated to enhancing the lives of the thousands of adults with disabilities in the Omaha metro area by offering them recreational, social and life skills programs. Cooking classes, dance and swim lessons, group outings and reading clubs are among the many activities we help to provide.
Besides offering fun, the programs are therapeutic, improving physical and cognitive, capabilities. The programs also promote inclusion, people with disabilities often becoming isolated when they age out of the school system, and provide hours of much-needed respite, or a break, for families and caregivers.
We support specialized programming offered by the professional staff of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's renowned Munroe-Meyer Institute. In addition, we partner with other organizations who share our interest and passion for improving the lives of adults with disabilities in our community.
Thanking all who participated in the Owl Ride
Nearly 1,000 rides took part in the July 13 Owl Ride, helping the event raise tens of thousands of dollars to support adults with disabilities in our community.
We particularly would like to thank our many generous sponsors who helped make the event a success. They include: Altus Architectural Studios, Kutak Rock, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Children's Hospital and Medical Center, the Munroe-Meyer Institute, Kugler Vision, Fruitful Design, Omaha Steaks, KMTV, All Makes Office Equipment, Holland Basham Architects, Owen Industries, Dundee Bank, E&A Consulting Group and Green Slate Development.
The date is already set for next year, so mark your calendar for Saturday July 11. We hope to see you back!
Help MFD every time you search, shop
You can help MFD raise funds each time you search the Internet, shop at the grocery store, visit your favorite businesses or make on-line purchases. Every penny helps our effort to ultimately make the Thursday night adult rec program at Munroe Meyer self-sustainable. Check out our quick guide below, and pass on the word to your friends and family, too.
The Goodsearch Search Engine and Goodshop
Just go to www.goodsearch.com and click on the Join Now link. Put in your personal information and then click on Choose Your Cause, and enter Meyer Foundation for Disabilities.
It's that simple. Bookmark the page and make Goodsearch your primary search engine. Each November, MFD will receive a check based on the total registered searches.
And if you are registered for Goodsearch, you are automatically a member of Goodshop, too. Anytime you shop online via Goodsearch MFD will also receive credit, and as a bonus you will receive coups from Goodshop. Give it a try!
Bakers Community Rewards
Go to www.bakersplus.com/topic/community-rewards and register, selecting Meyer Foundation for Disabilities. MFD will receive a quarterly check!
Log in at www.smile.amazon.com and register with your regular Amazon username and password (if you haven't yet registered with Amazon, do that first at Amazon.com). Then select C. Louis Meyer Rehabilitation Foundation (don't worry, the money will get to MFD). We will receive a percentage based on your purchases.
Together a Great Good (TAGG)
Download the app on your cell phone. Look at the list of participating businesses. You may find some that you frequent on the list.
When you make purchases there, tell the cashier you want to TAGG your purchase. You will have the option of receiving a QR code from the cashier to scan on your phone or you can scan the receipt. If you've selected Meyer Foundation for Disabilites, MFD will receive 5 percent of the purchase price!
Let's get ready to Walk and Roll in 2020
Get out those walking shoes and sign up your team for the 16th annual Walk and Roll for Disabilities, the event that since inception has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for services for adults with disabilities.
This year's Walk and Roll is set for Sunday March 1 at 10:30 a.m. at Oak View Mall, near 144th and West Center Road.
Registration is $30 with a regular T-shirt or $35 for a long-sleeved T-shirt. To be guaranteed a shirt, registrations must be made by Feb. 9. Registrations will also be taken at the event for $35, without a T-shirt.
Click here to register and to sign up your team online. If you would prefer to send in a paper registration, click to print the form here and mail it in.
The male advocate for this year's Walk and Roll is Ben Herink. MFD would like to thank Ben, his parents Jay and Deb and the rest of his family for all they do to support the walk each year.
The Herink Family
And the event would not be possible without the support of our loyal and generous sponsors, among them:
Thrasher Basement Systems, Ideal Pure Water, JD Graphics, Family Fare and Oak View Mall and UNMC's Munroe-Meyer Institute.