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 supporting programs that offer them recreational and social opportunities. Cooking classes, dance and swim lessons, group outings, therapeutic horse riding and reading clubs are among the many activities we help to provide.
Besides offering fun, the programs we support are therapeutic, improving the physical, cognitive, social and emotional capabilities of adults with disabilities. The programs also promote inclusion of an often marginalized population 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 numerous other organizations who share our interest and passion for improving the lives of adults with disabilities in our community.
Tee it up for MFD!
The Phi Rho Sigma Medical Fraternity at UNMC is holding its annual golf tournament on Sunday, Oct. 8, and MFD will be this year's beneficiary. So grab your clubs and tee it up for a great day of golf, food and fun at Omaha's Benson's Golf Course.
The $80 cost includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, a burger and brat dinner, flag prizes and a raffle. And it's open to anyone. Click on the link below for the registration form. For more information on how you can participate, contact email@example.com.
Click here for a link to the registration form.
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!
Have you got a CRAVE-ing?
Each month, CRAVE restaurant at Midtown Crossing features a different nonprofit partner to help raise awareness and funds. And for August, that non-profit is the Meyer Foundation for Disabilities!
So stop by CRAVE anytime from Aug. 3 through Sept. 2. Patrons will be able to round up their checks, with the proceeds going to MFD. Guests are also able to order off a special CRAVE Cares Menu, with a percentage of sales from those items in turn donated to MFD.
So head to CRAVE on 200 S. 31st Ave., enjoy a night out on the town, invite your friends, and help us Light Up the Lives of teens and adults with disabilities in our community.
To learn more about CRAVE cares, click here.
Owl Ride lights up the night for MFD
Thanks to all who participated and volunteered for the July 16 Owl Ride, which once again was a big success for MFD.
More than 1,000 riders participated in the 7th annual ride, enjoying mild weather on a night-time cruise through Omaha's inner core. And thanks to the ride's generous sponsors, who picked up all the expenses for the ride, every dollar of registration fees will go to support MFD and its mission. This year's sponsors include Metro Credit Union, Fruitful Design, Anderson Print Group, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the Munroe-Meyer Institute, Nebraska Medicine, Papillion Sanitation, Lawlor’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sodexo, Hy-Vee, the Field Club of Omaha, Aksarben Village, Midtown Crossing and the Omaha Pedalers Bicycle Club.
For Owl Ride photos, click here.