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.
Popular Owl Ride back for 2018, so register now for Omaha's unique night-time ride to benefit MFD
Registration has opened for the Aug. 4 Owl Ride, which is back for 2018 and better than ever! So click here to go to our web page and join the thousands of others who have enjoyed the largest night-time bicycle ride between Chicago and Denver. You must register by July 1 to receive the one-of-a-kind athletic Owl Ride shirts pictured above, so don't delay!
This year's starlit ride will feature an earlier start (9 p.m) at Omaha's riverfront. There's again a choice of a 17-mile course through the heart of midtown Omaha or a shorter, family friendly 7.5-mile course. In addition, there's a new 8 p.m. riverfront Owlet Ride that will let the youngest of kids on their bikes, trikes and big wheels to join in the fun. Plans are also in the works for the best Owl Ride after-party yet, part of the reason for the earlier start.
One thing that hasn't changed is the great cause the ride benefits. The ride and all MFD fund-raisers support the Thursday night adult recreational program at MMI. So spread the word to your friends.
Putting on the Owl Ride also requires plenty of volunteers. If you can help in any capacity or know others who can please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Either way, as a rider or volunteer, we can't wait to see you on Aug. 4!
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!
Walk and Roll rolls up big support for MFD and its mission
MFD would like to thank everyone who made the 14th annual Walk and Roll Disabilities another great success. More than 400 participants helped raise nearly $45,000 for MFD and the programming for adults with disabilities that we support.
Remember to give your support to the sponsors of this years event, including:
Family of Eleanor McHale