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.
Join MFD for a Most Beautiful, free night at movies
MFD and Film Streams welcome you to a free night at the movies on March 21 with "Best and Most Beautiful Things," an award-winning film that celebrates diversity and inclusiveness.
While the event is free, seating is limited, so click here to reserve your tickets. Limit of two per person. You may also reserve tickets in person
at the Film Streams Box Office, or by calling 402-933-0259 x 15.
Off a dirt road in rural Maine, a precocious 20-year-old woman named Michelle Smith lives with her mother Julie. Michelle is quirky and charming, legally blind and diagnosed on the autism spectrum, with big dreams and varied passions. Searching for connection, Michelle explores love and empowerment outside the limits of “normal” through a provocative, positive community. Michelle’s joyful story of self-discovery celebrates outcasts everywhere.
The show will open at 7, so come early and grab your seat. It runs for 90 minutes. Film Streams is located in north downtown at 14th and Mike Fahey Streets, a block west of TD Ameritrade Park.
Following the film will be a panel discussion with Cheryl Wichman, parent of a child who has a visual impairment and is on the spectrum; Rachel Carver, Public Relations Coordinator at Outlook Nebraska, Inc., who is herself blind; Susan Pope, Instructional Resource Center Coordinator for the Nebraska Center for the Education of Children who are Blind and Visually Impaired. Mary McHale, President of the Meyer Foundation for Disabilities will moderate.
Live audio description services will be provided by Outlook Nebraska, Inc. in collaboration with Radio Talking Book Service. To request a Spanish or ASL interpretation, patrons may contact email@example.com.
For a Film Streams brochure of the event click here.
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!
Wow! Walk and Roll rolls up record numbers
Thanks to all the participants, donors and volunteers who made the 13th annual Walk and Roll a historic success! Not only did the event attract a record 500 participants, it raised more than $50,000 for MFD, money that will help us sustain and enrich our programs assisting teens and adults with disabilities in our community.
It was great to see Omaha's disabled community come together in such a positive, fun and meaningful way. If you would like to still contribute or deliver late pledges, it's not too late. Please contact MFD at (402) 559-5771 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Special thanks to Grant, Sara, Drew and Addison Janke for serving as our honorary family this year. They played a major part in making this such a record-breaking year. MFD would also like to thank our platinum sponsors for their significant support. They include: