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Cooking up a homemade meal can be nourishing for the mind, body and soul. Read on to discover how cooking makes people happier and more connected.

November is a wonderful time to recognize your blessings and give thanks for them.

If you're looking for ideas to celebrate National Family Literacy Day, look no further. We've come up with a handy list your family will love.

For centuries, people have been preaching the benefits of meditation. Keep reading to learn about some of the best advantages you’ll receive from meditation.

Since the weather is cooling down, you can add a little sunshine and warmth to a stranger with these simple ideas.

Stumped on creative inspiration? We’ve got you covered. Check out our list of Halloween fundraising ideas for your favorite nonprofit.

There are plenty of ways you can support fair-trade producers and organizations. Here's a list to give you some inspiration on how to incorporate the fair-trade movement into your life.

Studies have found that volunteering can positively impact both your body and your mind. We're here to tell you all about the different ways doing good in your community can do some good for yourself.

Most pumpkin patches have more activities to keep you and your family entertained all afternoon. Keep reading for a full list of our favorite pumpkinless patch pastimes.

Showing a little encouragement is an easy way to make someone’s day, and we’ve come up with a few ideas on how you can do so.

Autumn’s beautiful weather and fun holidays make it easy to find volunteering opportunities in your area. We’ve come up with a few ideas to get you started.

Thinking about expanding your family to add a new furry friend? When you adopt a pet, you’re changing both its life and yours. Here's a list of top reasons you should consider a shelter animal for your next pet.

We're here to tell you all about the benefits reading can bring, besides knowledge and entertainment.

If you’re on the fence about making the jaunt to your local state or county fair, you’re in luck. We’re here to tell you all the reasons fairs are worth the trip.

Making sure you've packed thoroughly can make your road trip experience even more enjoyable. To help, here's a list of items you'll need once you've hit the road.

There are so many ways to celebrate International Friendship Day. You may want to personalize it to your individual friendships, but in case you’re stumped, we have a few ideas.

With just a month left of summer, it’s time to take advantage of all it has to offer. Here are some ways to celebrate sunshine season while it's still here.

If you have something or some time to give, consider doing so today. Here’s a list of easy ways you can give something away today.

Farmers markets have so much more to offer than just the sights and smells. The following is a list of just a few reasons you should visit your local farmers market this summer.

Planning an Independence Day gathering should be about creating community, not a source of stress. We’ve compiled a list of everything you need to throw a party your guests will rave about.

If you're looking for a way to get outside while also improving your whole self, gardening may be the hobby for you.

You know volunteering has a positive influence (make friends, build connections, gain experiences, etc.), but did you know that it can actually assist your health?

There are always ways to give back to others around you, even including the presents you buy. Here are some ideas for Father’s Day gifts that give back.

With the help of a bicycle, we can take better care of the environment, our physical bodies and even spend time together. So how can you mark this momentous occasion?

Memorial Day means much more than time off from work and hosting a barbecue, so if you want to get involved this weekend, check out these great ways to give back.

No matter how old you are, what your musical taste is or whether or not you can read a note, there's never a wrong time to learn how to play an instrument.

May 30, 2019
When Lincoln comes together, big things happen!
You can donate NOW through Thursday, May 30
to your favorite nonprofits!
They’ll receive a proportional match of the $450,000 match fund!

This is your chance to inspire hope for a child in foster care
Your support on Omaha Gives this Wednesday, May 22nd will help CASA for Douglas County train and support more volunteers to advocate for more children who have experienced abused and neglect.

There are over 1,500 children in foster care in the metro Omaha area. CASA for Douglas County needs to recruit and train 450 more volunteers in order to reach our vision of providing a CASA Volunteer to every child in foster care who needs one.

It takes $2,000 to support one volunteer in their advocacy for one child each year. Each new dollar donated to CASA will be matched by the Parker Family Foundation. Your Omaha Gives donation will give a child hope for a better future.

Thursday, May 16, 2019
5:00 pm8:00 pm
201 N. 14th Street, Lincoln, NE
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Get a great dinner and help support CASA for Lancaster County at the same time! Dine at Raising Cane's in downtown Lincoln on Thursday May 16th from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, MENTION THE CASA FUNDRAISER, and Cane's will donate 15% of sales to CASA for Lancaster County!

Be The Voice Lincoln
Lift Up Your Voice for Children

Please join us for CASA for Lancaster County’s first annual Be The Voice Lincoln singing competition! Competitors will face off in the blind auditions, in front of three local celebrity judges. Seven voices will move on to the finale, and the audience will vote for the winner. Prizes will be awarded to the top three. A buffet dinner and one vote will be included in your ticket price. Additional votes will be available for purchase during the event. Cash bar.

Court Appointed Special Advocates are appointed by Lancaster County Juvenile Court Judges to be the voice of abused and neglected children. We advocated for the child’s best interests, and communicate their wants and needs directly to the court.

So, do you want to embrace social networking to have a positive influence on the world? Here are some ideas for how to use social media to make a difference.

With more than 440,000 youth in foster care, there are plenty of ways to make a difference during this month. Here are ideas for how to support National Foster Care Month.

You want to make a difference, but aren’t sure where to start without money. Fortunately, we have ideas to help you donate to charity without breaking the bank.

Turns out, even the smallest steps can have an impact. This Earth Day, consider your ecological footprint and enact these seven green ways to embrace today.

The arts still play a vital role in much of our society. In fact, without the arts, much of our history, expression and culture would be virtually nonexistent.

For seniors, volunteering is the perfect chance to use extra time to make a difference in the community. Check out these positive reasons for seniors to volunteer.

This month aims to increase awareness about stress, its negative effects and how to relieve it. If you’re experiencing stress, keep these ideas in mind for how to relax.

Enjoy an afternoon of family fitness and fun, benefiting Court Appointed Special Advocates of Lincoln County. First a fun 5K race, then the Villain Chase — a fun, non-competitive event for kids and families, featuring a costume contest and more! Various prizes donated by local businesses for best male, female, boy, girl and group costumes.

The whole event culminates with free hotdogs and kids carnival after the race. Come out and Support Lincoln County CASA.

Day of registration - 4PM
Superhero 5K - 5 PM
Villian Chase (fun mile) - 5:45 PM
Kids Carnival - 6PM (weather permitting)
Prizes for top placers of race and best costumes!!

Every kid needs a hero....but abused kids need Superheros!!

This race is part of the Platte River Fitness Series register at platteriverfitness.com or paper registration at the REC center. Register by March 23rd to guaranty your shirt for race day.

We are excited to announce the 1st Annual CASA Superhero Run on April 27th, sponsored by Great Western Bank! Be a superhero for children during April's Child Abuse Prevention Month! Choose between the 5K Race ($40 registration fee) and the Villain Chase (Kid's Fun Run with $25 registration fee).

Even a small gesture can have a huge influence on the people around you. Here are a few ideas of some easy things you can do to brighten someone's day.

This 21 & over only event features hearty, Lenten friendly appetizers and a variety of beer and wine tastings for $20. Additional wine, beer, & water are also available for purchase.

Enjoy a fun evening while supporting a great cause— CASA Volunteers advocate for abused and neglected foster children in our
communities, and your donations help us recruit those volunteers!

If you strive to live a good life in all areas, journaling might be the next step to consider. Take a look at simple ways journaling can improve your life.

There's no doubt about it: If you want to live a more knowledgeable, cultural and altruistic lifestyle, then learning another language has big benefits in store.

Nutrition impacts every area of our lives, including our ability to live altruistically for others. So let's dive into how you can celebrate National Nutrition Month.

Even if you care about a cause, how can you ensure you're a good fit for the position? Here are some ideas to help you find the right fit for volunteering.

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