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. They promote inclusion for people with disabilities, who often become isolated when they age out of the school system. And they 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.
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 search for and select Meyer Foundation for Disabilitiies. 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!
Recruit your team: Registration now open for Walk and Roll 2023
Please plan to join us Sunday March 5, 2023 at Oak View Mall for the 19th Walk and Roll for Disabilities. Not only is this annual event the biggest fundraiser for MFD, it's a much anticipated get-together for people with disabilities and their families.
As usual, there will be food and fun, including face painting, Star Wars characters, clowns and many friends. It all starts at 10:30 a.m.
You can sign up a team, join a team or register as an individual. Easy online registration is available by clicking here. New this year, you can also check back on the page to track our fund-raising efforts.
If you want to use a paper registration form, you can download and print this form here.
MFD's goal is to raise $35,000, the approximate cost to fund the Thursday night rec program at the Munroe-Meyer Institute.
If you would rather just contribute to MFD directly, you can always do so by clicking here.
For sponsorship information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a list of last year's sponsors:
PLATINUM SPONSORS: Munroe-Meyer Institute, Thrasher Basement Systems, Tom and Traci Zuk.
GOLD SPONSORS: Carol A and Robert N Troia Charitable Foundation.
SILIVER SPONSORS: Scottish Rite Foundation of Omaha, Huerter Orthodontics.
NON PROFITS: Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands, Mosiac.
Clowns, Star Wars, Bellevue East flag corp, Burke High School Drum Corps.