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.
Phi Rho Golf Tournament a big hit for MFD
MFD is very appreciative of the Phi Rho Sigma Medical Fraternity at UNMC, which raised $6,000 for MFD through its 2nd annual golf tournament.
Some 48 golfers participated in this year's event, making it the most successful fundraisers the fraternity has held. Phi Rho plans to continue its partnership with MFD later this year by helping out in MFD sponsored cooking classes at the Munroe-Meyer Institute.
Pictured above, members of Phi Rho's fundraising committee present the check to MFD President Mary McHale and Dr. Karoly Mirnics, director of MMI. Committee members for Phi Rho include Connor Mulhall, Leah Svingen, Madeleine Wilson, and Nick Jesse. (Not pictured: Aidan Hoie and Jamie Holland).
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!
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.